Irfan Mirza is the Director and Principal at the V. M. Salgaocar Institute of International Hospitality Education in Goa. Prior to taking up this role, he held the position of Director, Academic Relations (India) for César Ritz Colleges, Switzerland and was a visiting faculty member at various institutes in India and Europe.

Irfan Mirza brings with him an experience of over 20 years in the hospitality industry. He did his R.C. S from Institute of Hotel Management in Madras and received a diploma in F&B Management from the International College of Hotel Management, Montana, Switzerland and a diploma in Hotel Management from Institut Hotelier “César Ritz”, Le Bouveret, Switzerland. He has also done a BA in Hotel Management from Regional Technical College, Galway, Ireland

Prof. Mirza has vast knowledge in planning and setting up hotel management institutes. He has been a project consultant and has successfully set up hotel management institutes in abroad and India including European International College Abu Dhabi, Jindal School of Management in Baroda, Oriental School of Hotel Management, Calicut, Sarva Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh and Good Shepherd College of Hotel Management, Ooty.

A veteran in the hospitality industry Irfan Mirza has received the Instructor Award for American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute of USA for teaching key courses like Leadership and Management in Hospitality Industry, Fundamentals of Destination Management and Marketing, Hospitality Industry Financial Accounting and others at the institute.

In his career span, Mirza has authored books like ‘A to Z International Cooking’ and ‘A to Z International Baking’. He has responsible for developing a START (Skills, Tasks, and Training) hospitality Program for the Emirarti students in Dubai and also developed specialized courses for starred hotels in Dubai.

Irfan Mirza also serves as a specialist and training solutions consultant at Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing at the Government of Dubai.