Vijay Eswaran is a renowned author, entrepreneur, and philanthropist of Malaysian origin. He was born on 7 October 1960 in Penang, Malaysia. He is the Executive Chairman and founder of the QI Group of companies that have vast business interests. These interests include among others, real estate, direct sales, education, and hospitality in over 30 countries.

Vijay Eswaran worked hard in part-time jobs to fund his university education at London School of Economics. He later graduated in 1984 with a degree in socio-economic studies, after which he stayed in Europe for a year. He decided to pick up on various jobs including working as a construction expert in Belgium and even fruit plucking in France. He also moved to the US, taking on corporate business for a few years before making up his mind to return back to his mother continent, Asia during the early 90s.

In 1998 Eswaran came up with a direct multilevel marketing firm that rapidly expanded to be a market leader in the Middle East, Africa, and South-East Asia. The company was highly successful, expanding to become QI Group. His network has achieved greater heights, having been able to train more than one million entrepreneurs worldwide. The organization has been able to stand the test of time in the toughest and more developed markets worldwide.

With a vibrant passion and vigor to mentor the spirit of entrepreneurship, Vijay Eswaran founded the Vijayaratnam and RYTHM foundations. This two worked with disadvantaged groups in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East to offer philanthropic assistance. He is also the chairman and founder of Quest International University where he has provided sound leadership.

He is an elite author writing books such as the Sphere of Silence, In The Thinking Zone, and On The Wings of Thought. These books highlight his personal life philosophies, and how he has managed to handle life as a whole. He is an eloquent motivational speaker who on many occasions has been invited to various forums. An example being the sixth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in India.