After graduating in commerce from Mumbai University and completing his Business Management studies from Mumbai, Zubin Karkaria joined Orbit Trade Fair Tours in 1989. He then moved to SOTC in 1991 and was with SOTC when it was acquired by Kuoni Group in 1996. He was appointed as the COO of the Kuoni India Tour Operating Division in 1999 and moved on to become the Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development in 2003. He conceptualized and launched VFS Global in 2001, and was appointed as the CEO and Managing Director of Kuoni India and South Asia in 2005, responsible for all units of Kuoni India – Tour Operating, Destination Management, Business Travel, and Kuoni Academy, while concurrently developing the VFS Global business into a global leader in its field (as CEO from 2010 onwards). In 2013, in line with the development of VFS Global as an important Division of Kuoni Group, Zubin Karkaria was appointed on the Executive Board of Kuoni Group. On 5 November 2015 Zubin Karkaria was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kuoni Group.