Hilton Hotels Corporation reported today that Alexander Mirza has been named to the newly-created position of senior v . p . of corporate development. Leveraging his significant hospitality industry expertise 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 is based at the Hilton Hotels Corporation World Headquarters in Beverly Hills and reports directly to Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer.
“I am thrilled to appoint Alex Mirza for this newly created position, and am confident in his ability to produce a significant contribution to the Hilton Group of Hotels,” said Hart. “This new role has the possibility to derive significant value for that company by partnering our industry-leading brands with products and services which will enhance our guests’ experiences, increase our market share and add to our profitability.”
Before joining Hilton, Mirza was a senior executive in the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. Before Accenture, Mirza was head of strategic planning at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, where he was accountable for brand positioning, development planning and business innovation. Mirza started his career initially Financial, Inc. and opened the initial U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes a long period of project management knowledge about Deloitte/Braxton Associates inside the regions of value-based management, growth strategy and globalization.
Mirza was subsequently a senior principal at Strategos, an innovation consultancy where he dealt with Alexander Mirza within the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries inside the areas of customer strategy, cool product development and repair innovation. Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, having 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.
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