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The Extraordinary Vijay Eswaran: Entrepreneur and Innovator

When it comes to Malaysian business owners and entrepreneurs it is hard to top the visionary Vijay Eswaran, chairman of the QI Group. Born in Penang, Vijay was able to move around Malaysia frequently due to his parents involvement with the Ministry of Labor. This gave Vijay a chance to meet new people and see many new things, broadening his horizons and expanding his mind at a young age. Later Vijay would go on to graduate from the London School of Economics with a socio-economic degree as well as the skill and knowledge that would serve him well later on.

After college Vijay decided to take a year off from the fast lane of business and economics to enjoy the simplicity of working jobs such as construction, grape picking, an cab driving. However, during this time he also learned of the binary system marketing and his ambition drove him to get professional qualifications from CIMA in the United Kingdom and later an MBA in the United States of America at the Southern University of Illinois. During his continuing education he became involved in multi level marketing, a strategy that would go on to influence future endeavors.

Initially MLM wasn’t Vijay’s main focus. However, upon returning to his homeland of Malaysia he became involved with the Cosway Group who approached him about starting their Philippians business. Using this experience he co-founded a MLM company years later which would eventually evolve into the powerful QI Group of today. The QI Group is a multinational conglomerate that owns many different products and brands in various industries. Travel, health and wellness, luxury, training, corporate investments, and telecommunications are just a few of the things that the QI Group has to offer. The company also has offices in various regions in Southeast Asia.

In addition to his business ventures, Vijay Eswaran (Twitter) is also a well known speaker and author. He regularly speaks at management and business forums, sharing his knowledge and expertise with those who come to partake of his wisdom. He has even had a chance to speak at the World Economic Forum. On top of these honors Vijay is also known for his dedication to helping others through philanthropy. In fact, in 2011 he was named one of the 48 “Heroes of Philanthropy” by Forbes Asia. In total he has founded two charitable organizations the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation and regularly contributes to other charities.

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