How Vijay Eswaran Came Up with QI Group

Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang, Malaysia in the year 1960. He attended London School of Economics where he graduated with a degree in social-economic in the year 1984. After schooling, Vijay was not willing to get back to his home country.

He stayed in Europe doing odd jobs. Some of these jobs include; working at a construction site in Belgium, a cab driver in London and grapes plucking in France.


While he stayed in the UK, Vijay discovered a binary system of marketing. He decided to get deeper knowledge the mode of marketing and joined Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for professional qualification. Later, Vijay got an MBA from Southern Illinois University in the year 1986.

After getting the MBA, he worked at Synaptics (a human interface solution development company) while still doing Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) whenever he was free. He was approached by a Philippines company that wanted to invest in multi-level marketing, and he decided to return to Malaysia.

The QI Group

After returning to Asia in 1998, he co-founded an MLM company, which later grew to QI Group. The QI Group is an e-commerce centered conglomerate with businesses in travel, education, telecommunication, training, and corporate investment among others.

For the period that the QI group has been operations, it has managed to offer its services to over 30 countries mostly through a wide range of subsidiary companies.

Other activities

Other than being a successful businessman, Vijay Eswaran is also respected motivation speaker and an author. He has focused on a variety of subjects in his books and his talks. These topics range from spirituality to business.

He was a principal speaker at world Economic forum and Common Wealth Business Forum among others.


Vijay Eswaran has involved himself in charity, and he has a foundation named after his father through which he makes donations and organizes mentorship programs. Vijay is also a bestselling author of ‘Sphere of Silence’ a book that has been translated into various languages.

He was ranked 25th in Forbes Asia Malaysia richest 50. His life and career has been successful and has changed many lives through philanthropy.

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  • Clarissa Erick says:

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