The QI Group may not be a household name in the United States, but this multimillion dollar conglomerate is one of the top companies in Asia. Founded by Vijay Eswaran, the best-selling author, accomplished motivational speaker philanthropist and savvy businessman, the QI Group has merged traditional direct sales models with the Internet. The result of this merger is not only a successful multilevel company but also a university in Malaysia. Eswaran is not just a businessman with a degree from the London School of Economics; he is also a philanthropist. Eswaran has established two Foundations that focus on women empowerment, education and youth development. Vijay was named a Hero of Philanthropy in 2011 by Forbes Asia.
Eswaran’s list of awards is an impressive one, but his business accomplishments are just as impressive. The Co-founder of the QI Group started his career with IBM and worked with similar tech businesses in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Eswaran like to give motivational speeches that include business topics as well as spiritual insight. He is the author of four books. His books are Sphere of Silence, In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones, and On the Wings of Thought. Eswaran also writes a newspaper column in Malaysia and Sri Lanka.
The QI Group, which was co-founded by Dr. Eswaran in 1998, has diversified business interests. Those interests include direct sales and retail, telecommunications, luxury lifestyle trends, and leisure activities, as well as education, collectibles, property development, training, logistics and conference management.
The company QNET is another one of Eswaran accomplishments. He is responsible for establishing the RYTHM Foundation, which is one of the main ingredients in the success of QNET in Asia. RHYTHM is an acronym for Raise Yourself To Help Mankind. QNET helps people start their own business with a minimal amount of overhead.