Valentina Cortini – Kioko: Co-Founder/CEO
Valentina served as the Chief Executive Officer of Wasini Luxury Homes. Theposition drew upon her experience in Finance, Hospitality and Entertainment industry. With over 16 years of local experience gained in various organizations most notably as the General Manager in the tourism industry and Financial Controller at Ndovu Holdings which controlled five different companies including a tented luxury lodge in Tsavo-East, before which she worked in Italy.
She successfully headed the project to build, establish and manage Wasini Luxury Homes – www.wasiniluxuryhomes.com - Church Road and also Hotel Kipepeo – www.hotelkipepeo.com - (a 3-Star development). Valentina was adept at leveraging on Wasini’s unique value proposition to grow the business and achieve profitability within the first 12 months of trading.
Based on her vast experience and her degree in interior design from the UK, Valentina opted to establish her own venture so as to maximize the opportunities in the vibrant Kenyan real-estate industry. She has featured in several publications and TV Shows.
Areas of focus include Concept, Property and Business Development, Interior Design and Decoration, Project Management and Revenue Management.
Bob Kioko: Co-Founder/ Director
A senior strategic marketer and communicator with over 13 years experience gained across a broad range of communications disciplines in both profit and non-profit organizations.
Bob has a strong management background and has led brand development and marketing campaigns for consumer goods, products and organizations. He also has excellent skills in the areas of media relations, website development/ management, e-communications and e-commerce developed in various roles.
Bob is a seasoned executive with exceptional leadership, strategic planning and interpersonal skills. He is results’ oriented, courageous, and motivating.
His specialties are in Branding and Marketing, Strategic planning, Strategic Communications & Media relations.
Areas of focus include Sales & Marketing, Talent Management, PR and Marketing Communications and Operations.