Altovita strengthens 'formidable female' leadership team with hew hires

Altovita strengthens 'formidable female' leadership team with hew hires

The female-founded UK-based corporate accommodation platform says it is committed to inclusion and diversity and its workforce is 60% women from 13 different nationalities 

Female-founded UK-based corporate accommodation platform AltoVita has bolstered its leadership team of experienced women with appointments in key roles.

The firm, which announced a $9.5 million Series A funding round in December, said the new hires will drive its global presence and develop and implement new strategic solutions.

AltoVita was founded by chief executive Vivi Cahyadi Himmel and chief operating officer Karolina Saviova.

It has built a network of over one million properties worldwide and aims to deliver 2.5 million properties to businesses and employees across 20,000 locations globally by the end of 2023. 

It new appointees include chief of staff and director, Sofia Bombieri, who has over a decade of business management, development, and hospitality experience.

Leading growth in the US will be new director of client partnerships Christina Blondheim and in

India will be Shradha Mithal, director of client relations, founder of Resettle Destination Services. 

Ambra Ceratto, director of customer success, has joined bringing over eight years of experience in the travel and hospitality sector. 

Lara Juan-Camps Castell will lead AltoVita’s HR department as global people officer, having previously worked at TravelPerk and Onna. 

Kinjal Amin has been appointed as finance director to head up the team’s finance function and strategy. She has experience working with some of the world’s leading financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, EY, and Accenture. 

Urska Blagojevic has been appointed as marketing director to expand the company’s global presence.

Altovita said “Blagojevic’s experience in global Software-as-a-Service and 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 support AltoVita’s APAC expansion, the experienced Peggy Ng has been appointed client development manager. 

Himmel said: “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."

Bombieri added: “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."