Hilton Hotels Corporation reported today that Alexander Mirza has been named to the newly-created position of senior vice president of corporate development. Leveraging his significant hospitality industry experience in both the corporate and consulting environments, he is going to be working company-wide on new product development and partnerships, including food and beverage offerings, health clubs and spas, among others. Mirza will be based at the Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters in Beverly Hills and reports right to Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer.
“I am just thrilled to appoint Alex Mirza for this newly created position, and am confident in his ability to make a significant contribution to the Hilton Family of Hotels,” said Hart. “This new role provides the potential to derive significant value for the company by partnering our industry-leading brands with services and products that can enhance our guests’ experiences, increase our market share and enhance our profitability.”
Before joining Hilton, Mirza was a senior executive in the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. Just before Accenture, Mirza was head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he was in charge of brand positioning, development planning and business innovation. Mirza started his career in the beginning Financial, Inc. and opened the first U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes several years of project management knowledge of Deloitte/Braxton Associates in the regions of value-based management, growth strategy and globalization.
Mirza was subsequently a senior principal at Strategos, an innovation consultancy where he worked with Cachet within the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries in the regions of customer strategy, cool product development and service innovation. Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, with a concentrate on brand marketing and corporate strategy. Also, he holds an M.A. in Economics and a B.A. Honors from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada.
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