A man with a more eclectic background will be very hard to find. Vijay Eswaran literally pulled himself up by his own bootstraps and made it through several schools earning multiple degrees through sheer hard work and perseverance. He has used his experience to cultivate and build an e-commerce conglomerate known as QI Group.
While Vijay Eswaran was born in Penang, Malaysia, he spent precious little time at home after he left to earn his first degree from the London School of Economics. What is remarkable is that he paid for his own education through hard work. Mr Eswaran’s tendency to work hard did not stop here as he continued on his tour of Europe. One of his stops took him to a Franciscan Monastery in which he took a vow of silence. This experience and how it shaped his views is recounted in his book, In the Sphere of Silence published in 2005.
In the meantime, Vijay Eswaran continued to learn more about the world of business and expand his knowledge base. Over the course of a few years, he earned several degrees, including an MBA from Southern Illinois University. This small time man, from a small place, was about to take a large leap into the world of business when he was invited to join the Cosway Group.
Here is when he began to take another look into the depth of multi-level marketing and understand how it could be used to further an organization. Vijay Eswaran put this knowledge to work when he founded the precursor to the QI Group in 1998. Since then the organization has grown and developed around the world and is in the midst of developing a facility that is set for completion in late 2020.
Vijay Eswaran is a man who has not allowed his beginning to justify his future. Instead, he put his shoulder to the grindstone and came out on top.