Global Business Leader

Alexander A. Mirza

Alexander has over 25 years of experience as a management consultant, C-suite executive and entrepreneur at leading publicly traded, PE and VC backed hospitality, entertainment and technology companies.

Alexander has an MBA from Harvard Business School where he received the McArthur Fellowship and Masters and Bachelors degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada) where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar.

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Alexander A. Mirza

Alexander has over 25 years of experience as a management consultant, C-suite executive and entrepreneur at leading publicly traded, PE and VC backed hospitality, entertainment and technology companies.

Alexander has an MBA from Harvard Business School where he received the McArthur Fellowship and Masters and Bachelors degrees from Queen’s University at Kingston (Canada) where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar.

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

Co-Founder & CEO, Mogul Hotels(Los Angeles)

Co-Founded VC Backed Technology Company That Built Hospitality’s First AI-driven talent marketplace and Reservation System.

CEO, Cachet Hotels & Resorts (Shanghai)

Lead Asia’s Leading Lifestyle Hotels, Resorts and Restaurant Branding Company.

President of International, SBE Group (Los Angeles/Shanghai)

Led Asia Expansion of Category Leading Lifestyle Hotels, Restaurants and Nightlife company.

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

Led Hospitality (Non-Gaming) for Iconic U.S. Gaming, Hospitality and Entertainment company.

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

Led Corp Dev and Business Units for Largest Global Hospitality Company by Cash Flow.

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

Led Strategy for Leading Global Luxury and Lifestyle Management and Real Estate company.

Principal, Strategos Consulting (New York)

Led Client Teams for Innovation Firm Working with Fortune 500 Executives on New Products and Businesses.

Senior Consultant, Deloitte/Braxton Consulting (New York)

Managed Projects for Strategy Practice Focused on M&A, Value Based Management and Restructuring.

Education

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Alexander received his MBA from HBS and received the McArthur Fellowship for Canadians, focusing his studies on corporate strategy and finance. He has also attended HBS executive programs in private equity, venture capital and innovation at the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He has moderated CEO panels at the Harvard Real Estate conference, published in Harvard Real Estate Review and been featured in alumni case studies.

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Alexander completed a Bachelor’s degree with distinction (First Class Honors) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada Scholar. He was co-founder and President of the Queen’s International Affairs Association, one of the largest student organizations. He published his Master’s thesis on reforming international organizations to meet the challenges of the post-Cold War era (Ottawa: Library of Canada). 

Education

Harvard Business School

Alexander received his MBA from HBS and received the McArthur Fellowship for Canadians, focusing his studies on corporate strategy and finance. He has also attended HBS executive programs in private equity, venture capital and innovation at the Rock Center for Entrepreneurship. He has moderated CEO panels at the Harvard Real Estate conference, published in Harvard Real Estate Review and been featured in alumni case studies.

Queen’s University Canada

Alexander completed a Bachelor’s degree with distinction (First Class Honors) from Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Canada Scholar. He was co-founder and President of the Queen’s International Affairs Association, one of the largest student organizations. He published his Master’s thesis on reforming international organizations to meet the challenges of the post-Cold War era (Ottawa: Library of Canada). 

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.