Vijay Eswaran is the Executive Chairman and founder of the QI Group of Companies; a multi-business conglomerate that is found in different sectors such as financial services, hospitality, education, direct selling, and retail. Its iconic subsidiary, QNET; started in 1998 by Malaysian businessman, is currently a global company that has emerged to combine traditional sales methods with the e-commerce techniques.
Eswaran had envisioned a new type of company that would merge the power of direct sales force with worldwide Internet reach. Working with his partners, they created a numismatics and prized metals model based on the flourishing European market policies.
In 1998, they procured the rights to sell the commemorative coins for the Sydney 2000 Olympics, though they were entering late into a market that had already sold for two years, hence, they had less time to sell competitively. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
QI Group was among the top three in sales volume out of 42 distributors globally by the year 2000. This was because the distributors had not factored the impact and infiltration of web-based sales with direct selling. Eswaran’s dream was to develop a green campus that is free of pollution with only electric transport means, eco-friendly living using solar power, and a community of international students that will be happy to be part of the University. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://ideamensch.com/dr-vijay-eswaran/
Though he runs a global business, he still remembers his humble beginnings, hence his drive to serve others above self. He believes that the people are the ones who become successful and not the company.
Thus, his emphasis shifted from universally academic approach of capital, business plan, and set of skills to recognizing, identifying, and attracting like-minded people.
Vijay Eswaran is also a bestselling author, accomplished motivational speaker, and a philanthropist. He lectures globally on different critical topics. As a philanthropist, Eswaran has started two foundations that work on many projects in the area of youth development, education, and women empowerment worldwide.
His global charitable efforts were recognized internationally when Forbes Asia listed him in 2011 in its annual Heroes list of Philanthropy. This was followed by Asian Strategic Institute of Leadership that awarded him in Regional Philanthropy.