Hospitality & Technology Leader

Alexander A. Mirza

Alexander is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mogul Hospitality, a venture backed company whose purpose is to perfect meritocracy and accelerate diversity. He partnered with data scientists and software developers, to build MogulRecruiter, hospitality’s first AI-powered talent marketplace. Mogul Hospitality has progressed to develop a comprehensive Talent Engine and an ESG hotel brand that features work-live designs, employee ownership and sustainability.

Alexander has over 25 years of experience as a management consultant and C-suite hospitality executive at leading brands including Starwood, Hilton, Caesars and sbe Group. He was also co-founder and CEO of Cachet Hotels, one of Asia’s leading luxury lifestyle brands.

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Alexander A. Mirza

Mirza is the CEO and Co-Founder of Mogul Hospitality, a venture backed ESG company whose mission is to perfect meritocracy and accelerate diversity. Its HR tech solutions, led by MogulRecruiter, match diverse talent with employers and provide data analytics and business intelligence.

Alexander has over 25 years of professional experience in management consulting and the hospitality C-suite focusing on corporate development, brand marketing, technology, and operations.

Alexander began his career in management consulting firms, where he advised national government leaders, the World Economic Forum and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.

Timeline

2019

Co-Founder & CEO, Mogul Hospitality

2012

CEO, Cachet Hotels & Resorts (Shanghai)

Co-Founded Asia’s leading Boutique/Lifestyle Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants and Nightlife branding and management company.

2011

President of International, SBE Group (Los Angeles)

Led Expansion of Category leading U.S. Luxury and Lifestyle Hotels and Resorts, Restaurants, Nightlife and Entertainment company.

2009

SVP & Head of Hospitality, Caesars Entertainment (Las Vegas)

Led Hospitality for Iconic U.S. Gaming, Hospitality and Entertainment company with industry leading Customer Loyalty and Analytics.

2005

SVP & Head of Corporate Development, Hilton Worldwide (Los Angeles)

Led Corp Dev and Business Units for Largest Global Hospitality Company by Cash Flow with Category Killer brands.

2002

VP & Head of Strategic Planning, Starwood Hotels (New York)

Led Strategy for Leading Luxury and Lifestyle Hospitality Company known for Innovation and Urban Real Estate Development.

2000

Principal, Strategos Consulting (New York)

Led Global Client teams for Dr. Gary Hamel’s Innovation firm working with Fortune 500 CEO’s on new businesses and breakthroughs.

1997

Senior Consultant, Deloitte/Braxton Consulting (New York)

Mirza managed projects for strategy practice of Deloitte focused on economic profit, marketing analytics and data sciences.

Harvard Business School 

Alexander received his MBA Class of 1997 where he focused his studies on corporate strategy and international marketing. He returns to Harvard annually to moderate panels at the Real Estate conference, most recently on New Age Models of Hospitality: Lifestyle Shifts.

He also has a Master’s degree in international relations and published a thesis on reforming the United Nations to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Queen’s University Canada

He completed a Bachelor’s degree with distinction (First Class Honors) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada where he was an Aga Khan Foundation International Scholar and President of the Queen’s International Affairs Association, one of the largest student organizations at Queen’s University, which won debating awards at Harvard University under his leadership.

Harvard Business School

Alexander received his MBA Class of 1997 where he focused his studies on corporate strategy and international marketing. He returns to Harvard annually to moderate panels at the  Real Estate conference,  most recently on New Age Models of Hospitality: Lifestyle Shifts.

He also has a Master’s degree in international relations and published a  thesis on reforming the United Nations  to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Queen’s University Canada

He completed a Bachelor’s degree with distinction (First Class Honors) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada where he was an Aga Khan Foundation International Scholar and President of the Queen’s International Affairs Association, one of the largest student organizations at Queen’s University, which won debating awards at Harvard University under his leadership.

Awards

Alexander was recognized as one of the top 100 Most Powerful Hospitality Leaders and one of Canada’s Top International Executives by Canadian Business Magazine. He has been awarded the McArthur Fellowship at Harvard, Aga Khan Foundation Scholarship, and the Saskawa Peace Foundation Fellowship. He has also received the City of Toronto’s Mayor Volunteer Creed for his work with Inner City Youth and the TD Canada Trust Student Athlete Award.