Zulfi Jafri came to the United States in 1975 as an exchange student from Karachi, Pakistan to Schenectady, NY in the 9th Grade. He continued his studies in accounting and finance and earned his BA and MBA. He worked in the finance field at Xerox and GE for 14 years. He became an entrepreneur in 2002 and currently manages diverse healthcare and hospitality companies. He is actively involved with Pakistani American activities and causes. He serves as a board member of Naya Jeevan, a social enterprise that provides health services and insurance to thousands of people in Pakistan.