Shiraz Boghani is an exemplary entrepreneur. He is not only respected in Asia but around the world and especially in the hospitality circles. During the annual Asian awards, Shiraz was presented with the award for best hotelier because of his continued support and contribution to the betterment of the hospitality business.
Apart from being the founder, Shiraz is the chairperson of the Splendid Hospitality Group, a global empire running over 20 high-end hotels around the world. His entry into the industry dates back three decades ago, and his portfolio keeps growing day by day.
Shiraz Boghani was born in Kenya but moved to the U.K in 1969 to seek further studies. With interests in accounting, he enrolled in a firm for training and certification. His first stints in employment were at Thomson McLintock and Co, today referred to as KPMG, as an accounting assistant.
Though it was a junior role, the skills and expertise Shiraz Boghani acquired while working has significantly shaped who he is today. The urge to always satisfy the client is key to his business operations to this day. Most of the operational and strategic decisions he makes while running Splendid Hospitality are influenced by what he learned as an employee. Splendid is known for using modern technological systems, especially in the accounting department to maintain efficiency.
Apart from investing in the Asian hospitality market, Shiraz Boghani has also made a mark in other parts of the world. The just-concluded Hilton London Bankside Hotel in London is a testament that Shiraz is committed to building his legacy. Other than hospitality, Shiraz has also made investments in the health sector. With partner and friend Shafik Sachedina, they are the joint chairpersons of Sussex Health Care. An organization that provides care facilities for the elderly suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia as well as to persons with physical, neurological, and learning disabilities.
Though his busy schedule mainly involves running a business empire, Shiraz Boghani is committed to liberal and humanitarian courses. He is among the major donors of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Aga Khan Foundation. The two organizations are known for their contributions towards improving two significant sectors in the world, health, and education.
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