Zarir is a leadership coach and mentor with a progressive and innovative outlook. He has over 30 years of professional experience. He is highly valued for expertise in interpreting vision & strategy and translating it into objectives and actionable plans to attain corporate goals. As an ICF-certified PCC coach, he positively impacts people and brings transformation to their lives.
The inaugural Mentor of MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ: MMYT), Zarir has held various roles shouldering diverse responsibilities. At present he is an entrepreneur based in London running a successful international enterprise. He is also a mentor to the London & Partner's Business Growth Programme and The Mayor's International Business Programme where he acts as the vital catalyst assisting CXOs in delivering their corporate vision, value, and growth with an unwavering focus on EQ - the emotional intelligence quotient.
Zarir has coached over 300 leaders globally. Having worked in senior corporate roles and as an entrepreneur, he shares pragmatic real-world strategies and perspectives to leadership challenges. He understands the intensity of leading complex businesses in a rapidly changing global business environment.
After achieving great success in fields as diverse as business, sports and travel he uses his extensive first-hand knowledge and shares his unique experiences to coach leaders as their confidential thought partner.
"As a Leadership coach and mentor, you look up to someone who is not only into giving you theory but someone who is able to show you the way with a practical perspective and is willing to do the journey together and Zarir is undoubtedly the right choice as he is willing to do the hard work together. In March 2020 when the pandemic hit, and our travel agency business shut down overnight left us clueless and wondering.
The silver lining was the mentorship and coaching from Zarir which enabled us to identify the options that can be explored to survive and sustain. He was instrumental in guiding us to identify our strengths which can be utilised for our pivot. Scaling up the business, setting up the process, having a robust check & balance system is critical but Zarir has always reminded us that in this pursuit we should not lose the human touch element which in testing times ensures that your team will be willing to go with you all the way."
- Mahesh Pawanaskar
Director and Co-Founder, Nam Ho DMC Pte Ltd and Nam Ho Logistics
"As a busy founder and CEO of a start-up, the time I spent with Zarir was invaluable as he was able to help centre me and focus myself on the things I needed to be thinking about running a startup and I always look forward to speaking with him and getting his thoughts. I would highly recommend Zarir as a leadership coach."
- Christopher Styleianou
Founder and CEO, The Adventure is Real
- Empowerment in Leadership
- Discovering Perspective
- Cultivating Authenticity and Integrity
- Developing Interpersonal Skills
- Augmenting Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)
- Enhancing Performance
- Discovering Deeper Purpose
- Creating Self Awareness
- Developing Resilience and Motivation
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – International Coaching Federation
- Member - International Coaching Federation
- Certified Professional Coach – Academy for Coaches
- Member - European Mentoring & Coaching Council
- Mentor - London & Partner's Business Growth Programme & The Mayor's International Business
- Inaugural Mentor - MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT)
- Rice University - Management Leadership Program - Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
- Mumbai University - Bachelor of Arts, Sociology (Major)