Alexander Mirza

Alexander Mirza 
Founder and CEO

Mogul Hotels & Residences

Alexander is an accomplished CEO of private equity and venture backed companies in hospitality and technology. He is currently Founder & CEO of Mogul Hotels & Residences, a venture backed company transforming hospitality through artificial intelligence.

Alexander is the former CEO of Cachet Hotels, known for pioneering sustainable lifestyle hospitality across Asia, including China’s first Carbon neutral hotel. Under his leadership as CEO, developed lifestyle hotels and celebrity chef restaurants across the globe led by high performing, diverse management teams. Cachet raised several rounds of capital and was recognized as “Asia’s Up and Coming Management Team."

Prior to Cachet, Alexander spent 15 years as a senior executive at publicly traded and PE backed Fortune 500 corporations. He reported to the CEOs of Hilton Worldwide, Caesars Entertainment and Ticketmaster, where he oversaw corporate development, business units and geographic markets. At Starwood Hotels, he was head of corporate strategy, spearheading turnarounds, brand, and product innovation. He was subsequently on the senior operating team at Hilton, where he managed a $2 billion food and beverage business, launched the Waldorf Astoria brand, and established its first spas and fitness division. At Caesars Entertainment he was Chief of Staff to the CEO & Chairperson and subsequently promoted to Head of Hospitality, spearheading developments including Nobu Hotel, Gordon Ramsay and BR Guest restaurants, Drais nightlife, and international expansion.

Alexander started his career in management consulting advising CEOs, Heads of State and International Organizations at Deloitte consulting and as a Partner at Accenture. He received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was awarded a McArthur Fellowship and holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Queen’s University (Canada), where he was an Aga Khan Foundation Scholar. He has been named a Top 100 global hospitality executive, Canada’s top 10 international executives and twice received the City of Toronto Mayor’s Volunteer Creed.   

Alexander is the author of Reimagining Hospitality: Building the AI Hotel of the Future (Simon & Schuster, 2024), Talent Disruption: People Are the Brands. Leveraging AI to Scale Human Capital (BEP Press, 2023). His thought leadership has been published by the Harvard Real Estate Review, Entrepreneur, Phocuswright, Queen's Journal, the World Economic Forum (Davos) and the U.N.