The Malaysian Dream may be just as alive as the American Dream, at least as far as Dr. Vijay Eswaran is concerned. Eswaran founded a multilevel marketing company, QI Group Ltd. nearly 20 years ago in East Asia and turned it into a billion-dollar sales and asset management corporation. Eswaran entered multilevel marketing not knowing much about it and had to deal with a lot of setbacks obtaining financing. The Asian markets as a whole were struggling and most banks were unwilling to lend to businesses.
But Eswaran was able to generate some sales and make sacrifices in order to keep the company going, and he even cleared is name once when he was wrongfully accused. But through it all Eswaran and his company have remained strong.
Vijay Eswaran’s success has come from his continuous hard work and adherence to a philosophy of sacrificing for others before serving oneself. The philosophy came from his father Vijayratnam who Eswaran later named a foundation after.
He got his formal education at the world-famous London School of Economics and later his master’s degree at Southern Illinois University. For a brief period in his life Eswaran was working odd jobs such as harvesting grapes, working in construction zones and cab driving.
In the early 1990s he noticed an opportunity for direct selling and multilevel marketing to succeed, so he came back to his native country of Malaysia and began QI Group which included QNet, QI Asset Management and Quest at Perak University. The industries these companies serve include direct selling, luxury real estate property management and logistics. Read more: Dr. Vijay Eswaran – Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies
Eswaran has is also very active in philanthropy as chairman of both the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayratnam Foundation and was named as a Hero of Philanthropy in a 2011 edition of Forbes Asia.
Eswaran also speaks often at the World Economic Forum and also won the NGI award at the Global Indian Meet in 2012. He is also an author of books on spiritual practices and meditating in the workplace and those books include In The Sphere Of Silence and In The Thinking Zone.
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