Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian businessman, motivational speaker, author, and prominent philanthropist. Read more: Bernardo Chua: Founder And CEO Of Organo Gold

He is best known as the co-founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group of Companies, a Hong Kong based e-commerce conglomerate with varied business in areas including retail and direct sales, telecommunications, lifestyle, wellness, training, and corporate investments.

Vijay Eswaran founded QI in 1998 after working for Synaptics part time on multilevel marketing (MLM). At the time he wasn’t taking MLM too serious. Which would change when he returned to Asia form the U.S. and was approached by the Cosway Group to start its Philippines business. Thus the birth of QI.

In the early days QI was just a small direct selling and training company ran by a group of like minded individuals. It has grown substantially since that time.

The nearly 20 year old company has a presence in more than 25 countries through a wide range of subsidiary companies. Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand are all home to QI Group regional offices. Learn more about Kevin Seawright: and

As a motivational speaker Eswaran travels the globe to speak upon varying topics. He has lectured at so many different locations over the years it would take forever to name them all. He’s spoken at leading universities and business and leadership forums at Economic Forum events at CHOGM.

Eswaran is passionate about doing impactful philanthropy work. His foundation, RYTHM, Corporate Social Responsibility arm of QI. RYTHM has its hands in philanthropic initiatives and charities around the world that positively affects youth development, women empowerment and special education.

Eswaran has received many accolades for his work in philanthropy including a spot on Forbes Asia’s annual list of Heroes of Philanthropy in 2011.

Attended and graduated from prominent collegiate institutions in the United Kingdom and United States. Eswaran possesses a socio-economic degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Southern Illinois University.