Vijay Eswaran is one of the world’s most respected business leaders who has brought the multilevel marketing industry and small business financing solutions all across the world, and he’s also a philanthropist who has helped with disaster recoveries and environmental studies. But what sets Dr. Eswaran apart from other businessmen is that he also is a strong spiritualist and author on ancient traditions and how he uses them to guide his life. His strongest belief is that what you do should be to help elevate others and involve sacrifices and generosity in doing so. He’s always believed that sometimes the best way to win people over is to listen to their side of the argument and have an open mind to what your rebuttal or concession could be. He’s pointed to ancient philosophers like Lao Tse and Buddha as being some guiding points, and he’s also closely studied Mahatma Gandhi. But perhaps nobody’s influenced him more on a personal level than his father Vijayratnam.
Vijay Eswaran said that growing up he learned the practices of Vedism including being a vegetarian, and he said his father had no objection to meat in particular but just told him that if he couldn’t bring himself to kill a certain animal, he shouldn’t eat that meat. His father also was a member of the Malaysian Ministry of Labor and would travel around the country to address economic issues. Eswaran got a bachelor’s degree in socioeconomics himself from the London School of Economics, and he worked in several odd jobs and served as a marketing consultant for several IT companies before he found the opportunity to go into multilevel marketing. It began while he was in the Philippines establishing a branch of the Cosway Group, but then he met Joseph Bismark who he partnered with to start what would become a billion-dollar company known as QI Group Ltd.
Most of QI Group’s business comes through selling home care products, healthy drinks and organic foods, air purifiers and even vacation deals and travel packages in its lifestyle division. The company also has an asset management division that has several hotel property holdings and also finances business owners, and QI University is a partnership between the company and the government of Malaysia. Vijay Eswaran is a dual citizen of Malaysia and India so he often travels to important events in India such as the 6th Pravasi Divas where he spoke a few years ago. He was also invited to the Global Indian Meet conference in New York where he was presented with the NGI award. He’s the author of several notable books including the 2005 bestseller “In The Sphere Of Silence.”