To many people throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East Vijay Eswaran is a hero, role model and an inspiration. Through his multi-level and e-commerce marketing company the Q1 Group he has been able to provide often ignored, poverty-stricken communities with jobs, economic opportunities and access to affordable, high-quality products. This has dramatically improved their quality of life and provided hope in communities where it was in short supply. Eswaran also helps communities through his philanthropic organizations the Vijayaratnam Foundation and the RYTHM Foundation.
What makes Vijay Eswaran such a popular figure is like many of his customers and staff, he comes from humble beginnings. Through his hard work, study, discipline, vision and planning, he was able to build a business empire that spans three continents. Vijay Eswaran first learned about multi-level marketing while attending school in London and working picking grapes, driving cabs and working as a laborer. While earning his degree in socio-economics, he earned professional certification in multi-level marketing from CIBA in the UK. Eswaran then did MLM work part-time with Synaptics while working on his MBA at Southern Illinois University.
When Eswara returned to his native Malaysia in the late 1990s, he was offered the opportunity to run a multi-level marketing company in the Philippines. He jumped at the chance and used his education, experience and connections to create the Q1 Group, a well-run MLM organization. Two main reasons for Q1’s success is its high-quality, affordable products and its amazing network of hundreds of thousands independent sales representatives. They have helped the company to gain a growing groundswell of support. The Q1 Group puts food on many tables in Asia and elsewhere.
Vijay Eswaran continues to give back to the communities in which he does business in many ways. He offers mentoring and an array of other community programs, donations, jobs and does presentations on business and management at regional forums. He has also written a series of books to help people succeed in their business endeavors. Eswaran’s work has earned him numerous accolades and awards. Forbes Asia named him among the region’s ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’.