Vijay Eswaran attended the London School of Economics where he graduated with a degree in socio-economics in 1984. Thereafter, his occupation path was quite divers. After graduation, Vijay Eswaran stayed in Europe where he worked several odd jobs for a year which included construction in Belgium, driving cabs in London and picking grapes in France.
While in the UK, he was exposed to the binary marketing plan, which led him to acquire a professional business qualification from CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) in the UK, then in 1986 his earned his MBA from the Southern Illinois University.
At this time, Vijay Eswaran was working part-time in multilevel marketing (MLM) for Synaptics in the U.S. After returning to Malaysia, Vijay Eswaran was approached by the Cosway Group about starting a business in the Philippines. This is when he took a more serious approach to MIM.
After Vijay Eswaran returned to Asia in 1998, he co-founded the multilevel marketing company that eventually grew to what is now, the QI Group. The QI Group is an e-commerce conglomerate that markets wellness products, luxury products, telecommunications, media, travel and corporate investments.
The QI Group has grown to have regional offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong, with a presence in 10 countries throughout a vast range of subsidiary companies. Vijay Eswaran has spoken at business and management forums such as the World Economic Forum and in India, at the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
As an author, In the Sphere of Silence was his first publication launched in 2005. It details his philosophy in management which begins every morning with an hour of meditation. Vijay Eswaran also developed a program called Thought of the Day (TOD).
In the Thinking Zone, his second book was published in May 2008. This release is a reflection of his thoughts and on life. In 18 Stepping Stones, his third book, which was published in 2010. His fourth book, On the Wings of Thought was released in 2011. It is a collection of his personal photography.
Vijay Eswaran established the RYTHM Foundation, the QI group’s corporate social responsibility out-reach. Vijay Eswaran established a charitable organization in Malaysia called the Vijayaratnam Foundation after his father. Vijay Eswaran began community programs through these foundations such as mentorship.