Vijay Eswaran is a Malaysian entrepreneur and the current executive chairman of the Q1 group. He was born in 1960 to Pushpavathy and Vijayaratnam. Vijay is a vast businessman operating as a prominent author and motivational speaker besides his career.
He started his post-secondary school education at London School of Economics graduating in social economics in 1984.Vijay also received a certification from CIMA while in the United Kingdom. His father worked with the then government as the minister of labor, and the family was forced to move to different parts of Malaysia.
While in America, Vijay was able to enroll Southern Illinois University for his MBA IN 1986.Eswaran also had to work on the construction sites, drive cabs and also pluck grapes to earn a living during his studies. He was then exposed to multi-level marketing while working for Synaptic Company in America.
After his graduation, Eswaran moved to Malaysia and joined the MLM Company helping it to expand its operations. Securing high ranks in most of the companies he worked for including IBM, Eswaran got a lot of experience in multi-level marketing prompting him to start Q1 group.
Eswaran in collaboration with Joseph Bismarck co-founded the Q1 group in 1998.The firm deals with multi-level marketing where they aim at diversifying into direct sales, retail, training, lifestyles, logistics, telecommunication, leisure, education and proper development. The company faced challenges in the beginning as they had limited capital and Asia was also going through a major Economic crisis.
The parties decided to concentrate on expanding to platforms including direct sales and E-commerce. According to Eswaran, the success of a business depends on the team involved, and he chose honest, hard working, loyal and determined associates for the success of the firm.
The parties decided to test the two platforms by joining the commemorative business where they performed excellently in the sales.
The Q1 managed to secure position three out of 43 companies involved in the firm. The enterprise also expanded its operations in 30 countries having headquartered offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Read more: Vijay Eswaran | Professional Profile – LinkedIn and Executive Chairman of QI Group Vijay Eswaran Talks Business and Philanthropy
They also managed to diversify into telecommunication with the firm having a significant increase in revenue of $750 million annually. The companies finance stability made Vijay be a prominent philanthropist.
The Q1 Company under Eswaran established several charitable foundations including Raise Yourself to help Mankind and Cooperation Social Responsibility.
In honor of his father, Eswaran started Vijayaratnam Foundation in 2006 to assist the society in projects from the public, private and the civil society. The organization helps in issues like education, art and culture, community development and the environment.