Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian born entrepreneur. He launched the QI group of companies in the 90s after working in several big corporations in Europe. Vijay went to London School of Economics where he attained a degree in social economics. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group of Companies and Dato Vijay Eswaran: From taxi driver to worth over $500 million dollars
He later did odd jobs throughout Europe like being a cab driver and working at construction sites before enrolling for his MBA in the Southern Illinois University. It is at this time that he was introduced to network marketing, a field that later changed his life.
His story is great motivation to people from all lifestyles. Vijay had to overcome and sacrificed a lot while founding and running his company QI group. He says that he started his journey of multilevel marketing working for a foreign marketing company that would later prove to be unreliable.
His fellow employees encouraged him to start his firm, something that touched Vijay as he realized he had an obligation to secure his team’s future.
According to Vijay, that is what network marketing is all about. Serving those around you and striving to improve their lives. He often quotes a story of a senior woman who approached him and congratulated him for his company’s effort to improve lives since marketing had enabled her to take her grandkids to school.
She did not have much but offered Vijay a bag of vegetables. This kind gesture Vijay Eswaran says was worth more than any cheque he has ever received.
QI group of companies is based on a multilevel marketing model. It has expanded from Malaysia and Hong Kong to over 30 countries worldwide. It sells a broad range of products from energy, luxury jewelry to health and nutrition goods. Recently the company started an RM 1.2 billion construction project which will be comprised of commercial and residential buildings in Bandar Meru Raya.
Vijay is a motivational speaker and author. He has written several books that give a history of his life and the many lessons he has to offer the globe. He was once a guest speaker at the world economic forum and has lectured to many audiences around the world.