Shiraz Boghani, Passionate Philanthropist And Leader
Accomplished entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant, Shiraz Boghani, has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. He was originally from Kenya, and settled in the UK in 1969.
There, he began his training as an accountant in a small Chartered Accountants’ firm, and later moved to KPMG, formerly known as Thomson Mclintock & Co. As an entrepreneur, he had the ability to make things happen and now owns and manages 20 hotels.
In addition to his thirty years of experience in the hospitality industry, Shiraz Boghani is also Chairman—and founding partner— of two organizations. The first, the Splendid Hospitality Group, has benefited from Boghani’s leadership enabling it to accomplish remarkable developments in London and different parts of the world. The second organization, Sussex Healthcare, was established in 1985, to care for the elderly. The organization has a chain of healthcare homes that care for those who have mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, as well as assist those with disabilities. Both organizations have profited from Boghani’s business skills.
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Another organization which Shiraz Boghani has contributed to is the Aga Khan Foundation. The organization was developed to aid indigent communities around the globe, and Boghani has made major financial contributions. Some of his other projects include the development and launch of Hilton London Bankside—which took £121 million to establish and is one of the largest hotels in London—The Grand Hotel & Spa, York and Holiday Inn London, and The Conrad London St James.
Shiraz Boghani was awarded the ‘Hotelier of the Year‘ award at the Asian Business Awards in 2016. Boghani accepted the award graciously, and with a humble heart. He was praised by CEO of Splendid Hospitality Group, Stuart Bailey, for his inspirational dedication and exceptional hard work.
Overall, Shiraz Boghani has had many accomplishments in his life no doubt due to him being an innovative philanthropist and benefactor along with his passion for the hospitality industry. These attributes are abundantly apparent in his achievements and testify of his generous spirit.