Wednesday 19 February 2020

VFS Global CEO wins top award

DUBAI, December 17, 2017

Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global, the world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has been named the CEO of the Year at the Masala! Awards 2017.

The prestigious accolade was awarded in recognition of his outstanding performance as CEO of VFS Global.

Organised by ITP Publishing and held in conjunction with the popular Asian magazine Masala!, this year's awards were the programme's 10th edition, with the ceremony held on December 13 at the Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks and Resort.

Masala! Awards are recognised as the biggest Asian Awards in the region and honours the most talented people in the field of business, philanthropy, fashion, lifestyle and arts. This year, the red-carpet gala dinner was attended by Bollywood A-listers including Sridevi Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, Manish Malhotra, Govinda and Pakistani powerhouses Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar and Mawra Hocane. The evening was hosted by Boman Irani and Salman Qureshi.

"I am deeply honoured to receive this award and extend my sincere gratitude to the organizers of the Masala! Awards. I also take the opportunity to thank our dynamic and dedicated team at VFS Global, who work relentlessly to be the world’s leading visa, consular, identity and citizen services provider for governments, organizations and consumers", said Karkaria on receiving the award.

With a rich experience of close to 30 years in the travel business and in developing a truly global business, Zubin has taken-on and overcome several challenges successfully. His success lies in his sharp entrepreneurial sense combined with organisation building skills. Zubin’s greatest achievement has been the conceptualisation and the outstanding success of VFS Global. He was primarily responsible for launching the business in 2001 to serve one client government with three application centres in Western India, and growing it into a world leader in its space serving 57 client governments with over 2,400 application centres across 130 countries.

The company has handled over 160 million applications since its inception in 2001. In addition to this, Zubin is the CEO of VFS Global's parent company, Swiss based Kuoni Travel Management Ltd. (Kuoni Group) since 2015. - TradeArabia News Service

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