Prior to joining Hilton, Mirza was a senior executive in the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. Prior to Accenture, Mirza was head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he was responsible for brand positioning, development planning and business innovation. Mirza started his career at First Financial, Inc. and opened the first U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes several years of project management experience with Deloitte/Braxton Associates in the areas of value-based management, growth strategy and globalization.
Mirza was subsequently a senior principal at Strategos, an innovation consultancy where he worked with management teams in the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries in the areas of customer strategy, new product development and service innovation.
Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, with a focus on brand marketing and corporate strategy. He also holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. Honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.