Shiraz Gidwani is Chief Executive of Iktara World, comprising Iktara Hospitality, Iktara Productions, Iktara One, Huit Neuf Chocolatier, Naina Iktara, Iktara Design Studios and the Sapna Iktara Foundation. Having been educated at the Les Roches School of Hospitality Management, Cornell School of Hotel Administration, London School of Economics, Harvard Business School & The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; he straddled several spheres of experience before founding The Iktara Group in 2009. He was formerly Ambassador-General and Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Youth Development Programme and continues to serve as Chief Nandoca at Nando's - a global casual dining restaurant group. A national of India, Shiraz is based in Dubai and is fluent in English, Hindi, French and Arabic.
CEO of Iktara World, Chief Nandoca at Nando's, Hotelier, Author, Diplobrat.