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Alexander Mirza

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Alexander Mirza
BornIndia
🏳️ NationalityCanadian, American
🎓 Alma materQueen's University at Kingston, Harvard Business School
💼 Occupation
Entrepreneur, Investor and Thought leader
Founder and CEO of Mogul
🌐 Websitewww.alexandermirza.com

Alexander Mirza is an Asian-American entrepreneur, investor and thought leader in the hospitality industry.[1] He is the Founder and CEO of Mogul, a venture backed hospitality tech company.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Mirza was born in India but raised in Toronto. He later immigrated to the United States and currently resides in Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree and Masters from Queen's University at Kingston where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar and published his thesis on reforming United Nations peacekeeping operations.[4] He later graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was the recipient of the McArthur Canadian Fellowship.

Career[edit]

Mirza worked for several years in top tier management consulting industry advising CEOs and Heads of State in growth and innovation.[5][6] Among his C-Suite clients were Royal Dutch Shell, The Vanguard Group, World Economic Forum, LG Electronics, Ticketmaster, and MGM Resorts International (MGM).[7]

Mirza transitioned to work in hospitality and entertainment C-Suites in corporate strategy and development roles, reporting to several CEOs including Barry Sternlicht, Gary Loveman and Sam Nazarian.[8][9][10] He ran the food and beverage, spas, and fitness divisions at Hilton,[11][8] and non-gaming, including hotels, restaurants and nightlife at Caesars Entertainment.[12]

Mirza has led high profile deals including Hilton’s expansion into luxury hotels and resorts with the Waldorf Astoria brand development,[13] Caesars expansion into non-gaming hotels[14] and many first developments in Vegas including Nobu Hotel, Gordon Ramsay and Drais, and Ticketmaster’s merger with Live Nation Entertainment.[15][16][17]

As a co-founder of Cachet Hotels & Resorts, Mirza is one of the very few foreigners who has built a hotel brand inside Mainland China for the Chinese market.[18][19][20][21] Mirza further expanded its portfolio across China, Southeast Asia, and eventually North America, raising four rounds of capital for the company.[22][23][24][25][26][27]

In 2018, Mirza founded Mogul, a tech-led hospitality company[28] and is the current CEO.[29] He formerly served as a board member for Cachet Hotels & Resorts, Ticketmaster China, and Wahlburgers Asia Pacific.[30][31]

Awards[edit]

  • Mayors Volunteer Creed, City of Brampton, Ontario[32]
  • Aga Khan Foundation Scholar 1988-1993[33]
  • Canadian Business Magazine Top International Executives[34]

Personal Life[edit]

Mirza is married to Barbara Mirza, a partner at Cooley LLP, a leading technology law firm,[35] and they have a daughter together. His brother, Faisal Mirza, a professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, is a national security advisor to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.[36]


References[edit]

  1. Jane L. Levere,"A Room With a Pedicure". nytimes.com. 5 September 2006. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. "Is Automation The Future Of Hospitality?". immigrantmagazine.com. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  3. "L 37 investing in extraordinary founders and companies". l37.vc. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  4. "Mirza's Thesis on reforming United Nations peacekeeping operations" (PDF). legal.un.org. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  5. Millard,"Alexander Mirza Hotel Management – Seek Advice". giowisys.com. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  6. Hyon,"Alexander Mirza Hotel Management – Head To This Business ASAP To Choose More Tips". mrkooora.com. 2 March 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  7. Marjorie Preston"Milking the Brand". ggbmagazine.com. 25 July 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Hilton Hotels Corporation Names Alexander Mirza to New Position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Development". hospitalitynet.org. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  9. "Alexander Mirza Appointed As The Managing Director Of Hospitality Group Sbe International". forpressrelease.com. 12 September 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  10. "Caesars Entertainment Names Alexander Mirza as Head of Caesars Hospitality Ventures and Head of Caesars Global Life, the New Unit for Nongaming Development". hotel-online.com. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  11. "Hilton, Precor partner for sleek hotel fitness rooms; part of new Hilton fitness push". snewsnet.com. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  12. "Caesars Entertainment names executive for nongaming development". vegasinc.lasvegassun.com. 9 May 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  13. "Welcome to our online community of global hospitality leaders!". hotelsmag.com. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  14. "Caesars Launches Unit for Restaurants, Non-Gaming Hotels". hospitalitydesign.com. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  15. "Cachet Hotels and Drai's Announce Joint Venture". barandrestaurantexpo.com. 7 April 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  16. "Cachet Hotel Group and Drai's Enterprises Joint Venture Announce First Opening and Expansion Plans for Greater China". antaranews.com. 15 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  17. David Eisen,"Caesars' Mirza Opens Up On Forthcoming Lifestyle Brand". travelagentcentral.com. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  18. "Cachet Hotel Group Imports New York Brand". lodgingmagazine.com. 22 April 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  19. "Cachet Launches Lifestyle Brand in China". hospitalitydesign.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  20. "Cachet seeks admiration in luxury hotel segment". hotelnewsnow.com. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  21. Aya Tsintziras,"In the east, a new chain of cutting-edge hotels rises: Introduding Cachet Hotel Group". nationalpost.com. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  22. "Cachet Hotel Group to Launch Savant Hotel Brand in China". hotelbusiness.com. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  23. "Cachet Hotel Group And Drai's Announce Formation Of Joint Venture Nightlife Company". hospitalitynet.org. 30 March 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  24. "Cachet Hotel Group to Launch New Midscale Lifestyle Brand in China, SAVANT". travelpulse.com. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  25. "Cachet Hotel Group Debuts Its Online Community Platform". ehospitalitytimes.com. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  26. "Cachet Hotel Group Launches Development for 52-room Cachet Boutique Zhejiang Circuit in China". hotelexecutive.com. 26 January 2016. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  27. "CHG eyes Asia for its innovative brands". hotelnewsnow.com. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  28. Simli Saha,"KiwiTech Partners with MogulRecruiter to Launch an AI-driven Pltaform for Hiring". hrtechnologist.com. 4 March 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  29. Sean O'Neill,"Mogul Recruiter's $20 Million Funding Draws Notice to a New Wave of Data-Based Travel Startups". skift.com. 23 November 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  30. "Wahlburgers Announces Major Expansion to Asia". usnewsexpress.us. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  31. "Wahlburgers Headed to Asia in Major Expansion". qsrmagazine.com. 10 January 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  32. Anurag kashyap,"Read in details about Alexander Mirza". medium.com. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  33. "Alex Mirza Founder & CEO, Mogul". ilcongress.com. 20 May 2019. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  34. "Alex Mirza honored as Canadian Business Magazine Top International" (PDF). secureservercdn.net. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  35. "Barbara R. Mirza Cooley LLP". pli.edu. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  36. "The Prime Minister announces members of the National Security and Intelligence Review Agency". pm.gc.ca. Retrieved 8 December 2020.