Shiraz Boghani is an entrepreneur like no other. He is one of the most revered business persons in Asia. During the Asian Business Awards, he was honored with the favorite best hotelier award due to his exemplary contribution to the hospitality industry. Shiraz is the founder as well as the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group, a conglomerate operating over 20 hotels across the globe. He has been in the industry for over 30 years, and his business portfolio continues to grow day by day.
Shiraz Boghani relocated from Kenya to the United Kingdom in 1969 in pursuit of greener pastures. He enrolled into an accounting company for training in the field and immediately after certification, Shiraz joined Thomson McLintock & Co currently known as KPMG in the role of an accounting assistant. Those days as an employee would shape Shiraz into the businessman he is today. He learned that satisfying a client is the first step to success. He always ensured that their books are well managed and analyzed. The expertise and skills he gained during those days have influenced most of the operational decisions he makes at Splendid Hospitality Group. The cooperation uses top-notch technology especially in the accounting division to ensure efficiency.
Shiraz Boghani has also invested in the hospitality industry outside the Asian continent. The Hilton London Bankside Hotel in London is another landmark project under Shiraz Boghani’s belt. With partner Shafik Sachedina, they invested into a healthcare facility. Sussex Healthcare which provides unique personalized care to the elderly has grown over the years to become a leading facility in the United Kingdom. The organization offers professional care to persons who have Dementia, neurological disabilities, learning problems, and Alzheimer’s. It started operations over three decades ago, and today operates more than 19 facilities.
Though he is a busy man, Shiraz Boghani also finds time for humanitarian and charitable courses in the world. He funds and supports the Aga Khan Foundation as well as the Aga Khan Development Network which are renowned around the world for their contribution towards health and education. Shiraz continues to inspire change in the hospitality industry through his ability to innovate ideas that bring change to the sector.