Shiraz Boghani is an experienced accountant, award-winning hotelier and co-founder of the much beloved Sussex Healthcare. The Kenya native is also a generous philanthropist who has provided valuable support for the Ismaili community in the United Kingdom.
When he moved to the United Kingdom, Boghani’s goal was to pursue a career as an accountant. After completing his education, he was hired by the accounting firm Thomas McLintock & Co., now called KPMG. Shiraz Boghani went on to become an England and Wales based Institute of Chartered Accounts fellow.
An entrepreneur at heart, Shiraz Boghani’s eye for business opportunities led him to the hotel and health care industries. In 1985, he became aware of the dire need for care homes in the United Kingdom. Working with several other investors he co-founded Sussex Healthcare. A nursing and residential care facility, Sussex Healthcare now operates 24 care homes where they take care of the elderly and people with neurological disorders, learning disabilities, the physically challenged and people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and a variety of other mental and physical issues.
In the 1990s Shiraz Boghani developed an interest in the hotel industry. He became a Sojourn Hotels LLP founding and was among the first hoteliers in London to introduce the concept of limited service branded hotels. Boghani also oversees single asset deals and the hotel portfolio for Sojourn Hotels. A dynamic, visionary entrepreneur Shiraz Boghani has gone on to become managing partner and director of The Splendid Hotels Group, one of the United Kingdom’s top privately owned hotel groups. Shiraz Boghani has done such excellent work owning and managing prestigious trading hotels, he was voted Hotelier of the Year at the 2016 Asian Business Awards.
But Shiraz Boghani is more than just a talented businessman and innovative entrepreneur, he is also a caring philanthropist who gives generously to the needy. The Ismaili community in the United Kingdom is among the many beneficiaries of the gift of his time, talent and resources. Boghani is an Ismaili National Council member, National Conciliation and Arbitration board chairman and provides major support for the UK registered Ismaili charity the Aga Khan Foundation. Shiraz Boghani is also the Aga Khan University resource development covenor and plays several other crucial roles in the Ismaili community globally.
For over 35 years Shiraz Boghani has dedicated his hard work and talent to becoming a successful entrepreneur while helping people in need.