President, Westmont Hospitality Group
Majid Mangalji is Founder and President of Westmont Hospitality Group, which started its hospitality business approximately 40 years ago. He has been involved in all aspects of the development of the Westmont Group. During this period, it has grown from a single hotel to become one of the largest private hotel owner/operators in the world with a significant presence in North America, Europe and Asia.
As the Head of this global group, Mr. Mangalji has developed an extensive knowledge of international hospitality markets, investing and operating in these markets and has created strong relationships with major international hotel brands, leading financial institutions, and investment funds.
Mr. Mangalji sits on the board of principal companies in which the Westmont Group invests. He is the Founder and was the first Chairman of InnVest REIT, the largest public listed hospitality company in Canada.
He sits on the Board of IREFAC in the USA and IHIC in Europe.
In 2010, Mr. Mangalji was awarded the C. Everett Johnson Award at the NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference. In 2013 he received the prestigious IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award in Berlin. In 2015, he was granted an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of West London.