My Life Story...
I was born in Mumbai in the year 1951. Did my schooling from Boy's Town Nasik, studied Graphic Arts from Sir J.J.School of Applied Art, Mumbai. Built a Graphic Design Studio in partnership with my better half.
I worked as CEO and Creative Director for theIn-house Ad. Agency of Melstar Ltd, Mumbai, years 1992 - 1997. I also worked in similar capacity with Zenith Computers Limited year 1997 -2001.
Clients managed at that time were were Melstar - Principal Distributor of IBM, Zenith PC, Jetking Infotrain, DA Film School, Kachins, Tandon Magnetics, Copper Chimney Worli, ISCT and many more
Later in life I branched out to build my carreer in the franchising. I built several franchise chains key amongst them are Jetking Infotrain and Jawed Habib's HairXpreso in the capacity as its 'Founder Partner'.
The HairXpreso Chain became a National Brand, over 100 HairXpreso's were built in less than a 18 months from its kick start date 1st June 2009.
I also formulated business plan for building BudgetBeauty a VFM Salon Chain. The concept store is built, functional and immensely successful at Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Plans are on the anvil to roll out the BudgetBeauty Salon Chain to several other Cities.
I also offer 1-2-1, live online Business. Marketing, Branding, Franchise Consultancy Services to new startups or ventures wanting scale up their business.
I am also awarded Sole Master Franchise Rights for Jawed Hair and Beauty Limited for States of Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Although I posses multiple skills, competencies and knowledge, I have dedicated my career to franchising, which I feel is the best way of building and expanding businesses.
Future Plans: I look forward to building an Electric Mobility Charging Station Franchise Chain.
In a nutshell...
Schooled at Boy's Town Nasik. Year 1958 - 1969
Studied Graphic Design at Sir. J.J. School of Applied Art, Mumbai. 1969-1973
Built an Integerated Marketing Communications Firm.
Worked as CEO and Creative Director at Melstar Limited and subsequently at Zenith Computers Limited.
Boy's Town Nasik
Sir J. J. School of
Zafar is an ardent fan of the great novelist - philosopher Ayn Rand
Peter. F. Drucker, shaped his business thoughts
Built ISCT Computer Training Institute from Scratch to Grand Success. Grew to 400 Centres in heydays of Software Training.
Accelerated growth of brand Jetking from Scratch to Success as its Strategic Founding Business, Marketing and Brand Consultant.
Built Jawed Habib HAIRXPRESO Salon Chain from Scratch to Success. Grew 100 Franchised Salons in 18 Months Flat.
HairXpreso, a grand business success story...
In 2009, Zafar built a vast chain of Dry Haircutting Salon for brand Jawed Habib as its Managing Partner.
Number of Salon: 100 +
Launch Date: 1st June 2009.
Formulating and Developing Franchise Chains.
Brand and Marketing Communications.
Developing Marketing Strategies.
Developing Business Strategies.
Promoting Vocational Academies.
Promoting B2B and B2C
Budget Beauty a Value for Money Salon Chain
Promoted by Zafar Khan, Budget Beauty Flagship Salon is built at Navi Mumbai, Vashi.
The salon occupies 100 sq ft approx, has 4 hairstyling chairs and does business of approx Rs 42 Lac pa.
Seen in the photo on right is Management Team standing alongside technical staff.
Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
Management by Peter Drucker.
Cosmos by Carl Sagan..