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Ayaz Jivraj

Opulent Hotel Group


Ayaz Jivraj is the co-founder and Chairman of the Opulent Hotel Group in East Africa, which has stemmed from the family business in development and real estate dating back to 1985. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Building Engineering and an MBA. As an engineer, he is registered with Chartered Association of Building Engineers.

An enthusiastic, highly motivated individual, Ayaz chairs and manages a comprehensive team of directors to operate a chain of hotels. He has a special passion for development with extensive experience in the hospitality field and a proven track record, capable of delivering a successful conclusion to projects he undertakes. To date he has delivered a number of branded and unbranded hotels as well as commercial and residential properties in East Africa and the UK. His skillset is end to end. He has a special capacity to develop sustainable financial solutions and takes great pride in being involved at a granular level dealing with town planners, officials, builders and developers. His forte is to manage projects in a profitable, cost-effective and practical manner. His entrepreneurial instincts and experience have successfully identified a number of opportunities and created many successful developments in UK and East Africa.

Ayaz's Sessions

Tuesday - 5th February 2019
09:45 - 10:30
09:45 - 10:30
Breakout rooms

Ayaz Jivraj, Director, Opulent Hotel Group

Trevor Ward, Managing Director, W Hospitality Group

Yasin Munshi, Director Lodging Development, East Africa, Marriott International Inc.