Vijay Eswaran was born and raised in Malaysia. He financed his tertiary education through working as a cab driver in the United Kingdom despite his father working at the Malaysian Ministry of Labor. He graduated as a degree holder in socio-economics from the London School of Economics. After his graduation, he did odd jobs throughout Europe for one year.
He returned to the United Kingdom, and he opted to learn about the binary marketing system, and he obtained a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, CIMA. He later travelled to the United States where he earned an MBA from the University of Southern Illinois. He involved himself on a part-time job during this time where he was engaged in multilevel marketing, working for the Systematics a subsidiary company of the IBM.
The QI marketing company
He returned to Malaysia after 13 years, and the idea of QI group came up while he was working with the Cosway Group. Cosway approached him on his return to Malaysia to start their Philippines business. He co-founded the QU Group, which was a multilevel marketing company.
QI Group is an e-commerce business that deals with companies in travel, telecommunications, luxury products, media, corporate investments, training and wellness among others. QI Group has spread its wings over a vast region, and it has opened its offices in ten different countries. It has regional offices in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong among other countries where they have a wide range of subsidiary companies.
QI City Development
The QI Groups, headed by Eswaran in partnership with the Green Venture Capital, a subsidiary company of Qi Group decided to develop a city in 2017. They invested more than R.M 1.2 billion in residential and commercial houses, and they named these projects the QI City. The project included a teaching hospital which offers both public and private medical services.
Vijay was appointed as the chairman in the Council of the Quest International University, also known as QUIP, which is still part of the QI City projects. This University was founded in 2008. The QI group shares the ownership of this university by the State government of Perak.