Iqbal BashirExecutive Vice President, Finance
Iqbal Bashir, Executive Vice President, Finance, is responsible for the accounting and finance function for Montage International. In addition, Mr. Bashir oversees internal audit, risk management, legal administration, IT, and owner relations.
Mr. Bashir joined Montage in 2002 as part of the pre-opening team of Montage Laguna Beach. In 2004, Mr. Bashir was promoted to Vice President of Finance for the company. Before joining Montage, he served as controller/director of finance for various Marriott International brands, including The Ritz Carlton, Marriott and Renaissance. During his ten years with Marriott, Mr. Bashir acted in various financial leadership roles for openings, acquisitions, conversions and operations of various hotels/resorts including The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay, The Ritz Carlton Lake Las Vegas, The Ritz Carlton Phoenix, Marriott Waikiki Beach, JW Marriott, Ihilani, Ko Olina, Marriott South Korea, Renaissance Los Angeles and Renaissance Long Beach. Mr. Bashir also served as a member of Marriott’s controller’s council. Before that he worked as Corporate Controller for TradeWinds, Inc., a hotel and property management firm in Los Angeles for five years. Prior to that, he was an international banking officer for Allied Bank, responsible for maintaining the bank’s currency positions and accounts with foreign banks.
Mr. Bashir holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from University of Karachi and a Master of Business Administration in International Business and Finance from Northrop University in Los Angeles. He also received an executive certificate in International Banking & Finance from University of Hawaii, Honolulu.