Dr. Vijay Eswaran is head of a large multilevel marketing conglomerate known as QI Group Ltd., and he’s also a man who values different philosophies included in business and philanthropy including those of making personal sacrifices. He believes true leaders do not simply strive to be better than other people but actually use their power to put other people’s needs in front of even their own. Eswaran has said that we’re never more than just two minutes from the Abyss, or death as we would call it, and personal sacrifice is how you find happiness and fulfillment before then.
Vijay Eswaran was born in Malaysia but traveled to the UK and the US for his college studies. From being a grape harvest worker to driving cabs and doing marketing consulting, Eswaran gained a lot of experience during this time that he would later use in multilevel marketing. Nearly 20 years after leaving for his college education, Eswaran returned to Malaysia but this time with the intent of starting a direct selling company as part of the Cosway Group. He and another man who was interested in direct selling named Joseph Bismark officially began QI Group in Hong Kong.
Eswaran focused on selling health and wellness products through QI Group’s e-commerce company QNet, but there’s also holdings in Asian universities, logistics companies, banking and loans and business analytics. He also is the founder and President of RYTHM Foundation which stands for “Raise Yourself to Help Humanity.” Eswaran also wrote books about his philanthropy, business leadership and how spiritual beliefs have been used in the running of his company and its customers, and his bestseller is “In The Sphere Of Silence.” Eswaran has been a regular business mogul feature of Forbes Asia and has also been an annual World Economic Forum speaker.