Article Title: Vijay Eswaran’s Journey in QI Group of Companies

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Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the Chairman and founder of the Qi Group. QI is a multinational conglomerate with its head offices in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. The conglomerate’s operations are in over thirty countries across the world. Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang to a typical well-educated family with Indian roots. Eswaran worked as a cab driver to finance his higher education in accounting and management at the London School of Economics and Illinois. He was a systems engineer in different firms in North America and South East Asia.

After the detrimental Asian financial crisis, Vijay Eswaran stated a direct selling entity in the Philippines using a revolutionary integration of electronic commerce. The direct selling network was what finally came to be QNET. In a year’s time, the company had become a pacesetter in the Philippines and in some South-East Asia. It has done a good job of facilitating a thriving network of entrepreneurs. In the 2000s the conglomerate was the monopoly in direct selling in the Middle East and recently in Africa.

Vijay Eswaran is not involved in the operation of QNET. He is the host of V Convention which motivates trains and helps twenty thousand entrepreneurs network. He also oversees QNET’S partnerships like the Manchester City Football Club partnership. He took the route of diversity in business when he started the QI Group of companies to venture in various investments such a real estate, hospitality, retail and education. He has put aside ten per cent of the profits to philanthropic initiatives and initiated a company vegetarian policy.

QI Group of companies has over 1500 employees. The conglomerate has empowered more than one million entrepreneurs in emerging and hard-to-penetrate markets globally. His passion for empowerment has also made him start the Quest International University aimed at providing quality and affordable education and research. The university works in partnership with the State Government of Perak.

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