Shiraz Boghani, The Business-Minded Philanthropic Accountant

Mr. Shiraz Boghani serves as the chairman of Splendid Hospitality Group. His responsibility in the company is to provide business growth strategies and direct the company to achieve the set visions to achieve this growth. The hotel chain is amongst the fastest growing privately owned businesses in the UK. They have achieved this through the hard work and determination from Shiraz Boghani.

Splendid Hospitality Group operates 20 trading hotels in various locations. These hotels include The Hilton London Bankside which is estimated to be worth a whopping 121 million pounds, The Holiday Inn in Wembley, New Ellington that is located in Leeds, and the Grand Hotel and Spa in York. Mr. Boghani has been in the hotel industry for more than 3 decades. He now owns and oversees more than 19 hotels in the UK.

Mr. Boghani is a certified holder of the Chartered Accountant certificate. He arrived in the UK from Kenya in 1969 where he trained as an accountant. After some time, he joined Thomson McLintock & Co, which is now referred to as KPMG.

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Mr. Shiraz Boghani’s entrepreneurship skills and passion towards the hospitality industry have earned him high praise in the hotel industry. He was awarded the Hotelier of the Year in 2016 during the Asian Business Awards.

Mr. Boghani was amongst the first hoteliers to develop branded hotels that offered limited services in London. Ever since this development that happened in the 1990’s, he has gotten involved in the development of more than 25 such like projects. Mr. Boghani also serves as the chairman of Sojourn Hotels LLP, a company that acquires, develops, and operates a wide portfolio of hotels the UK, he is the founding partner of the company.

Mr. Boghani is also a renowned philanthropist. He is committed strongly to his community. Mr. Boghani has been involved in various charitable organizations as well as voluntary services. He held a number of senior ranks in the Ismaili Community, the National Conciliation and Arbitration board’s chairperson, and the Convener of Resource Development at the Aga Khan University.

Shiraz Boghani has always had a keen eye towards entrepreneurship. In 1985, he co-founded Sussex Health Care after realizing the business opportunity in the healthcare industry. It is now made up of 18 innovative care homes with more than 500 beds. Sussex Health Care has been an award-winning facility for more than 30 years, this is thanks to their person-centric professional services. They have served over 30,000 people during their existence.

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