Vijay Eswaran has helped build a company that has shaped the Asian business markets in multiple ways. The company is QI Group Ltd., the parent group to international direct selling phenomena QNet, and data analytics and consulting company Qstride. But Eswaran is also a founding member of QI University, a college located in Ipoh City that is soon going to be building a green campus known as QI City.
Eswaran is excited about this plan because of the potential it has to show how green energy can be used. This new campus will use a combination of wind and solar power not only to power residential and commercial spaces, but also public transportation and street lighting.
Vijay Eswaran is known as a man who got to where he is by listening to others and drawing inspiration from great leaders. One of the people who inspired him the most was his father Vijayratnam who taught him about respecting others, health and dieting, and even spiritualism.
Eswaran has also taken a lot of inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and his movement. Eswaran received his formal education first from the London School of Economics, and then his master’s degree from Southern Illinois University.
Prior to founding QI Group, Eswaran worked several manual labor jobs that included construction, grape plucking and cab driving. After serving as a consultant for several years to various companies, he started looking at multilevel marketing and direct selling and believed he could use this not only to start his own business, but also to help others which was his ultimate goal. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://www.qigroup.com/2013/11/vijay-eswaran-makes-ceo-of-the-year/ and http://www.dnaindia.com/topic/vijay-eswaran
He officially started QI Group in 1998 along with his partner, the current Managing Director of QI Group, Joseph Bismarck.
Over the years Eswaran overcame both financial and personal hardships to turn QI Group and its subsidiaries into one of the most profitable Asian enterprises. He often speaks about business values and leadership at international conferences such as the World Economic Forum and other lectures at universities around the world.
He also has written about how spiritual ideas have influenced him in books such as “In The Sphere of Silence” and “18 Stepping Stones.”