Vijay Eswaran entered multilevel marketing and direct selling not long after working as a marketing consultant for several companies, and in 1998 he built the company of his dreams QI Group. But along with being very successful in sales, Eswaran has looked to duplicate that success through philanthropy, and as president of RYTHM Foundation he has done a lot to help Asian communities.
Recent beneficiaries of Eswaran and RYTHM Foundation’s charity include disabled individuals at the Hong Kong Rehabilitation Power center, the Changing Young Lives Foundation and even religious leaders at a monastery in Bhutan where RYTHM donated a fund to preserve the monastery and its artifacts. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: http://philanthropies.org/vijay-eswaran-2/
Vijay Eswaran was taught in the virtues of generosity and respect by his parents as he grew up in Malaysia. He also studied and still studies to this day the teachings of civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi and how he taught others to find inner peace in leading the fight for peace in liberation.
Eswaran spent time in Europe studying at the London School of Economics where he got his bachelor’s degree, and then worked in manual labor doing building construction and cab driving. After receiving his master’s degree at Southern Illinois University in the US, he went back to Malaysia and eventually Hong Kong to introduce multilevel marketing to the Asia-Pacific business markets.
Eswaran wanted his multilevel marketing company QI Group to be about helping others go into business for themselves as much as making his own money. Using ecommerce, he started QNet to sell products through independent associates and also allowed them to earn rewards and bonuses for their sales volumes.
Other companies he started under QI Group include QI Lifestyle, Q-Stride, QI Asset Management and Quex Courier. Eswaran is very knowledgeable about world markets and foreign policy, and he’s spoken on Asian business issues at university campuses and the World Economic Forum. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group
He’s also won awards that include the 2012 Global Indian Meet conference’s New Global Indian award for business and charity. He also has won the GOPIO’s Global Business Strategies award and has been mentioned in Forbes Asia’s Top 50 Richest list.