Shahbaz Tiavar

Shahbaz Tiavar

Vice President Procurement Global, Pre-Opening & IMEAT - Accor Hotels

Shahbaz is Vice President of Procurement at Accor, India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey.

After completing a Master’s degree in International Business and Strategy at Inseec Business School in Paris, Shahbaz worked in Spain and Singapore, before cementing a successful career with Accor. Having studiously worked his way up the career ladder since 2007, he has enjoyed increasing levels of responsibility within the Accor Procurement organisation.

After five years in Paris, he was promoted and transferred to Dubai, UAE to set up a procurement department for the Middle East and Africa region. Shahbaz has since pioneered and evolved Accor’s procurement functions throughout its portfolio of more than 40 brands, including Raffles, Banyan Tree, Fairmont, Rixos, Sofitel, Movenpick, MGallery, Pullman, Swissotel, Novotel, Mercure and Ibis. He played a leading role in the integration of FRHI Hotels & Resorts and Movenpick Hotels & Resorts.

Shahbaz is conscientious, driven, financially aware and a strategic thinker. He has helped Accor in developing and implementing strategic policy and sourcing, project management and contract negotiations. With a deep understanding of the sector, Shahbaz is called upon to deliver direction, leadership and innovation – in support of local and global group strategy.