“Service Above Self” is what Dr. Vijay Eswaran learned from his father, and he applies it this day. He was born in Penang, Malaysia in 1960; a country that is known for its rainforests, beaches, and the cultural mix of English, Malay, Indian, and Chinese. Dr. Eswaran studied at the London School of Economics, getting his degree in Socio-Economics in 1984.
He obtained certification through CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) in the U.K. At Southern Illinois University, he obtained a MBA when he came to the United States. In addition to his schooling, he worked and was introduced to Multi-Level Marketing at his job; eventually he was hired to enlarge the operations of an MLM company.
In 1998, Dr. Eswaran formed a partnership with Joseph Bismarck and a company called QI Group based out of Hong Kong was born. The company dealt with telecommunications, logistics, property management, development, education, training, and lifestyle.
Over the next ten years, the company grew and had offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore, while expanding their presence in over 30 countries through a large range of supplementary companies. The estimated revenue of QI Group is 750 million. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://www.amazon.com/Sphere-Silence-English-Dutch/dp/9719264721
QNET, a subsidiary of QI Group formed in 1998, becoming a global company focusing on “merging people power of a direct sales force with the global reach of the internet. (Eswaran) Competitors laughed in 1998 when QNET procured rights to sell commemorative coins for the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and late into the game.
They stopped laughing when QNET came out in the top three in sales volume out of 42 worldwide distributors.
Vijay Eswaran formed foundations that deal in grants for education, and community development in which poor communities receive funds and education to eventually become self-sufficient. He gives money for the Malaysian culture such as dancing, music and fine arts.
He also believes in protecting the environment, donating trees and wanting to create a campus that is green.
Dr. Eswaran is an author contributing to columns in newspapers from Malaysia and Sri Lanka. He is published several books; In The Sphere of Silence, In The Thinking Zone, 18 Stepping Stones, and On The Wings of Thought.
At the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in 2016, Eswaran was instrumental in discussions regarding business being mindful and promoting what his father taught him so long ago, “Service before self” (Eswaran).