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Chafic Zakaria

1985 Master in Business Administration, University Paris-IX Dauphine

1985 In partnership with my father and sister, we founded Paris Geneve, a firm importing sleepwear and underwear for children, ladies and men.

From July 1985 to August 2014: President of Paris Geneve

  • Paris Geneve acquires the licensing rights from Disney (Mickey, Minnie, Cars, Toy Story, Frozen…), Marvel (Spiderman, Avenger..), Lucas Film (Star Wars), Warner Bros (Batman, Looney Tunes, Tweety, DC Comics), Nickelodeon (Dora, Diego, TMNT Ninja Turtles), Mattel (Barbie, Monster High…)
  • Paris Geneve becomes a key vendor to major retailers in Canada and in the US such as Wal-Mart, Target, Sears, Toys R Us, Costco, K Mart, TJ Maxx (Winners/Marshalls), Aubainerie, Loblaws and others

Honors:

  • 2002 Paris Geneve is awarded “Best Vendor of the Year” by Wal-Mart
  • 2007 Paris Geneve is selected as a finalist by TD Canada Trust Commercial Banking for the Award of the best Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Québec by TD Canada Trust

Since 2014, I invest and I get invested in the financing and the coaching of companies with a strong potential of growth in various industries.