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From a Cab Driver to a Multilevel Marketing Company – Vijay Eswaran


As e-commerce platforms take over the market, furious competition enables buyers to enjoy a wide-variety of options. One of the famous platforms, which has been around for nearly two decades, is the QI Group. Co-founded by a successful Malaysian businessman Vijay Eswaran, who serves as an executive chairman of the company, it offers a lot of services in wellness, business, traveling, and more.

Vijay Eswaran was born in 1960, in the state of Penang. He obtained a sociology-economic degree in 1984, from London School of Economics, and an MBA in 1986 from Southern Illinois University. Prior to co-founding one of the biggest marketing companies available, he use to drive a cab and pluck grapes to earn some income. Read more: Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran Speaks At World Economic Forum 2016

QI Group currently holds offices in many Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, and Thailand. Eswaran started the company with only a few products at first, such as collectible coins. Soon afterwards though, traveling packages were included to expand the offering.

Nowadays, the company is moving in the direction of healthy products that help boost energy and improve nutrition. This addition also accounts for one-third of their overall income.

The co-founder, Vijay Eswaran, manages to stay very active outside of his business. He is a speaker and author, and thus far has written multiple books. He also participated in some public speaking engagements in India, repeatedly.

Vijay Eswaran also established a foundation called Vijayaratnam Foundation, named after his father. Through it, he is able to stay present in the communities where he initiates programs such as mentoring.

Eswaran won many awards in his prosperous business career. He was named CEO of the year in 2013, and a year before that he won the “New Global Indian” award for philanthropy. He stays active with his company that has risen to be one the largest e-commerce platforms out there.

Also, his writing enables other people to learn from his success, as with his book “In the Sphere of Silence”, that guides people on personal life management.

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