Vice President of Europe & Africa
Westmont Hospitality Group
Alyshia Mangalji is Vice President of Europe and Africa at Westmont Hospitality and is based in London. Her father and his family founded Westmont over 40 years ago and it remains a family-owned business today. From a single hotel, it has become one of the largest private hotel owner/operators in the world with significant presence in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Westmont Africa has hotels throughout the Continent including in Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Mozambique and has in excess of 1800 keys either privately owned or alongside capital partners. Ms Mangalji has worked professionally in various sectors of the hospitality industry—from asset management/operations to design to brand-repositioning and strategy. Ms Mangalji leads the European and African teams on value-add opportunities for Westmont and manages several assets, new projects and investments. Ms Mangalji is also responsible for other privately-held, non-hotel investments. As a Board member, Ms Mangalji has a holistic view of Westmont’s global strategy and ensures commercial realities of the business are relayed to all stakeholders, creating a unified vision for success and growth across the group. In the impact space, Ms Mangalji is passionate about tangibly supporting entrepreneurship and education via University of West London’s Westmont Enterprise Hub and sits on the Board of the Westmont Institute of Tourism and Hospitality in partnership with NOVA SBE in Portugal. Ms Mangalji has a bachelor’s degree from The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and an MBA from The University of Oxford—Saïd Business School.