AltoVita expands international female-led team to fuel innovation in the corporate accommodation sector
AltoVita, the corporate accommodation platform specialising in large enterprises has announced the appointment of several experienced female leaders to its team. These new hires will not only help drive the company’s global presence, but also play a crucial role in developing and implementing new strategic solutions for the business.
AltoVita, led by female co-founders Vivi Cahyadi Himmel (CEO) and Karolina Saviova (COO), has already built a network of over one million properties worldwide and aims to deliver 2.5 million properties to businesses and employees across 20k locations globally by the end of 2023. With this goal in mind, the company has appointed new members to its leadership team, including Chief of Staff, Director, Sofia Bombieri, who brings with her over ten years of business management, development, and hospitality experience.
Taking on the role of Director of Client Partnerships, US, is Christina Blondheim. With over ten years of experience in the corporate accommodation sector and four years in business development, Blondheim will lead AltoVita’s US expansion. Christina’s counterpart in India will be Shradha Mithal, Director of Client Relations, an experienced professional in this industry with key experience as the founder of Resettle Destination Services.
Ambra Ceratto, Director of Customer Success, joins with over eight years of experience in the travel and hospitality sector. Meanwhile, Lara Juan-Camps Castell will lead AltoVita’s HR department as Global People Officer, bringing with her valuable experience at companies such as TravelPerk and Onna. These new appointments will help drive AltoVita’s mission to build the largest and most connected ecosystem in corporate accommodations with smart, safe and sustainable living for employees anywhere in the world.
With a strong track record in private equity, investor relations and equity raising, Kinjal Amin joins the AltoVita team as Finance Director to head up the team’s finance function and strategy. Kinjal has experience working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, EY, and Accenture.
To expand the company’s global presence, Urska Blagojevic has been appointed as Marketing Director. Urska’s experience in global SaaS, combined with her extensive knowledge in demand generation, product go-to-market strategy and developing account-based marketing programmes for enterprise sales, make her the perfect fit to help elevate AltoVita’s brand to new heights.
To support AltoVita’s APAC expansion, Peggy Ng has joined the team as Client Development Manager. She brings with her 19 years experience in business development and client services, as well as 10.5 years exposure to the mobility industry. As a female-founded and led company, AltoVita is committed to diversity and inclusion, with more than 60% of its workforce being female and made up of individuals from 13 different nationalities. By leveraging their own diverse backgrounds and global experiences, Vivi and Karolina have been able to successfully attract and hire an exceptionally diverse range of talent that bring a range of perspectives and ideas to the table, and that enable them to develop truly innovative and effective solutions for clients.
Commenting on the new appointments, Sofia Bombieri, Chief of Staff, Director, said, “Business travel and global mobility are growing industries, and there is a real demand to deliver world-class technology to help the sector thrive. AltoVita is going a long way in providing an innovative solution which also has an element of human touch.”
Vivi Cahyadi Himmel, CEO, and Co-Founder at AltoVita added, “As a female-founded company, we are thrilled to welcome these formidable women to help support our mission to transform the corporate accommodation industry through innovation. They are experienced, analytical, and adaptable with a focus on creating long-term added value for everyone involved in the industry.”
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