President & CEO
Mirza began his career in management consulting firms where he advised heads of state, the World Economic Forum, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in the financial services, travel and hospitality sectors. He specialized in the areas of globalization, technology and product innovation.
After management consulting, Mirza joined Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as Head of Strategic Planning, reporting to the CFO and CEO. While at Starwood he worked on the W and Westin brands, focusing on product innovations as well as the Chairman’s corporate strategy for the board of directors.
Mirza was subsequently SVP of Corporate Development at Hilton Worldwide, where he reported to the Global President and COO. At Hilton, his responsibilities included overseeing a US$2 billion food and beverage business and negotiating restaurant partnerships across the group’s portfolio.
During his tenure at Hilton, Mirza was a member of the team that launched the Waldorf Astoria luxury brand. He also executed over 25 transactions with celebrity chefs and restaurant brands as well as luxury spa branding initiatives with luxury group LVMH.
More recently, Mirza served as Chief of Staff to Caesar’s Chairman Gary Loveman. He was then appointed SVP at Caesars Entertainment where he headed the Non-Gaming Division, spearheaded hospitality-related initiatives and negotiated the company’s first hotel project in China.
Mirza has an MBA from Harvard Business School and graduated 1st class with distinction from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada where he was a Khan Foundation scholar in international economic development. He serves on the boards of start-up companies and non-profit organizations based in Canada and South Asia.
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