Mr. Eduard Zakharyaev, a visionary and successful entrepreneur from Russia, founded Alfranko Group of Companies in 2012. As the Chairman of Alfranko Group, Mr. Eduard forayed the company into the Malaysian market in 2013.
Mr. Eduard graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. Although he is a qualified engineer, his interest has always been in entrepreneurship and five years after graduation, he started an import-export business with China. Together, they created the Torrini shoe brand, which subsequently became very popular in Russia. Inspired by the success of his first venture, he expanded the business to apparel and Basic Edition was established. The brand catapulted to success as well.
Following the initial success of his retail businesses and equipped with his own start-up capital, the enterprising Mr. Eduard initiated another promising business opportunity and ventured into the property industry.
In 1997, Mr. Eduard joined LLC TP “ILIEV TRANS” as its Deputy General Director, responsible for the Management of Project Development Department. After gaining 17 years of experience in all areas related to property and engineering, from administrative to marketing, sales, operations, budgeting and project management, Mr. Eduard joined Sezar Group, a highly reputable property group in the industry, as Head of Construction and Exploitation Department. He subsequently went on to complete his Master’s Degree in Marketing Management.
Building on his vast entrepreneurship experience in Russia and Asia, Mr. Eduard’s keen business sense identified Kuala Lumpur, the city centre of Malaysia, as a great potential landmark for Alfranko’s maiden project, NOVO Ampang. Mr. Eduard has demonstrated exemplary leadership in steering Alfranko and facilitating change within the organisation. He has been instrumental in formulating strategies, and bringing about smart processes and ideas in the course of leading the organisation towards growth.
With his strong business acumen across diversified industries, Mr. Eduard is currently a major shareholder in several profitable businesses. As an illustrious entrepreneur, Mr. Eduard plans to leave a business legacy behind for his future generations to continue contributing to the growth of the businesses, and creating a long-term lasting impact on their lives.