Vijay Eswaran is a businessman who established his own multinational conglomerate, QI Group of Companies, in 1998. Working as the executive chairman, he leads a company that uses direct selling to market their products and services. The biggest subsidiary of the QI Group of Companies is QNET which was one of the first businesses in Asia to use direct selling combined with an eCommerce platform.
The QI Group of Companies offers a wide variety of products and services which are sold through independent representatives. Among what they sell are health and wellness products, educational services, jewelry, apparel, vacation club memberships, entertainment, and hotel accommodations. They operate in over 100 nations and are an accredited member of the Direct Selling Association.
Vijay Eswaran is also an accomplished author who has written five books. The first book was “In the Sphere of Silence” which was published in 2005. In this book he writes about the importance of having an hour of quiet each morning. At the heart of the book, he also shares his experience of doing a 33-day vow of silence at a Franciscan monastery after he had earned his bachelor’s degree at the London School of Economics.
Another one of his books was “On the Wings of Thought”, published in 2011. This book includes many of Vijay Eswaran’s thoughts and quotes. It also has photography that he took himself during the course of his travels around the world. The organization that launched this book stated that he had a lot of wisdom to impart to readers for both their personal and professional lives.
He is also a philanthropist. In 2005, he established the RYTHM Foundation. RYTHM is an acronym for Raise Yourself to Help Mankind. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this foundation is focused on positive social impact. The organization and its volunteers help create better living conditions in impoverished communities. They especially focus on children who they want to provide with a better and safer world. The message they spread is the same one that Mahatma Gandhi spread throughout India.