In a 2015 edition of PRNewswire, Dr. Vijay Eswaran spoke on a bestseller he had authored 10 years before titled In The Sphere Of Silence. The book talks about the need for meditation and moments of silence throughout the work day while accomplishing tasks.
Eswaran remarked on how mobile technology and noise around the office was only increasing as more personal electronics were taking over the workplace and the need for spiritualism and personal silence was stronger than ever. Eswaran learned a lot of spiritual practices from his family and is a follower of Mahatma Gandhi who also espoused many spiritual rituals.
Eswaran became successful in his line of work through multilevel marketing and seeing how companies such as Amway Corporation used it to distribute their products.
He grew up in Malaysia and has an MBA from Southern Illinois University and a bachelor’s from the prestigious London School of Economics. He also holds a CIMA certification in binary marketing that he obtained while working several odd jobs in Europe.
In the 1990s he left his consultant job in the IT industry to be a part of the Cosway Group’s sales team in the Philippines, and then in 1998 he and Joseph Bismarck started their own company in Hong Kong. Read more: The Return Of Vijay Eswaran | The Sunday Leader
The company started out in real estate investing but then moved into ecommerce for health and wellness products and became known as QI Group Ltd. QNet is its primary company, but it also acquired Down To Earth market in 2007 and owns Quex Courier, a logistics center and QI University-Perak.
Eswaran speaks on Asia’s economic affairs from time to time at the World Economic Forum and also is a regular at the Sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
He helped establish RYTHM Foundation where QI Group’s executives channel funds to charities for disabled children, libraries and education centers for tough economic areas of Asia, and disaster relief and environmental projects.
He and his wife also run their own foundation named for his father Vijayratnam Saravanamuthu. Eswaran was named as one of Forbes Asia’s 2011 Heroes of Philanthropy and was presented the New Global Indian award in 2012.