The QI Group is one of the most successful multilevel marketing companies in Asia. It has annual revenues in excess of $750 million a year and a presence in about 30 countries. A major reason for the company’s success is the work of co-founder and company chairman Vijay Eswaran.
A native of Malaysia, Eswaran learned about multilevel marketing while going to school in England and the United States in the 1980s. He co-founded the QI Group when he returned to Asia in 1998 after spending many years working with top companies like IBM. At that point he was ready to make his mark.
When Eswaran was approached by the Cosway Group and asked about his interest in starting a direct sales company in the Philippines, he embraced the opportunity. Even though Asia was in the midst of an economic downturn, Eswaran was able to recruit hordes of highly motivated independent sales representatives to take the products the QI Group offered all over the continent. Read more: Five Minutes With Dr. Vijay Eswaran, Executive Chairman, QI Group
The high quality products being offered at affordable prices attracted countless customers. Within a few years everyone associated with the QI Group was prospering and their customer base was growing exponentially.
Vijay Eswaran’s philanthropic efforts have played a major role in the company’s continued success. Eswaran creation the RYTHM Foundation and the Vijayaratnam Foundation to provide support for some of the struggling people in the region. The organizations funds educational, environmental, artistic, cultural and social activities for a number of communities throughout the region.
These efforts have helped to improve the quality of life for a growing number of people. The foundations also finance charitable activities to benefit individuals and organizations.
The economic opportunities and charitable work for which Vijay Eswaran is responsible have made him a much beloved figure. He has received many awards and accolades for business and philanthropy from organizations throughout Asia.
They include a Lifetime Achievement award he received at the World Chinese Economic Forum and the 2012 New Global Indian Award. Vijay Eswaran explained he was humbled by the recognition and credited his parents for teaching him the importance of helping others.