Hilton Hotels Corporation announced today that Alexander Mirza has been named to the newly-created position of senior vice president of corporate development. Leveraging his significant Alex Mirza within both the corporate and consulting environments, he will likely 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 straight to Matthew J. Hart, president and chief operating officer.
“I am pleased to appoint Alex Mirza for this newly created position, and am positive about his ability to produce a significant contribution towards the Hilton Family of Hotels,” said Hart. “This new role has the potential to derive significant value for the company by partnering our industry-leading brands with services and products which will enhance our guests’ experiences, increase our market share and increase our profitability.”
Prior to joining Hilton, Mirza was actually a senior executive within the travel and transportation practice at Accenture. 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 very first U.S. office servicing corporate high net-worth clients. His consulting background includes many years of project management experience with Deloitte/Braxton Associates inside the parts of value-based management, growth strategy and globalization.
Mirza was subsequently a senior principal at Strategos, an innovation consultancy where he dealt with management teams within the luxury hospitality, travel, consumer and asset management industries in the parts of customer strategy, new product development and service innovation. Mirza holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, having 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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