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Johanna Mukoki

Group CEO, Travel With Flair

Johanna Mukoki is an accountant and B.Comm graduate from Rhodes University.

She is the co-founder of Travel with Flair, a company she started 18 years ago with her two partners. She started with only 3 employees and one office in Pretoria. Currently her company employs 800 staff country wide and they have offices in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town.

She is the first person from the African continent to sit on the Global Tourism Board (ACTE) – Association of Corporate Travel Executives where she represented the Middle East and Africa. ACTE has members in over 86 countries and the membership includes senior executives involved in the purchase and supply of travel with 200 billion Euros business travel spent from Fortune 500 companies.

Johanna has been blessed with many business accolades which include “Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in Tourism” and the Ernst & Young Emerging World Entrepreneur of the Year.

Recently she has been awarded with a certificate for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business – July 2014. She has also been awarded with an Exceptional Commitment Award from the ASATA Diners Club Awards.

She is also a board member of the Salvation Army and assists them with fundraising for their children shelters.

Learn more about Travel with Flair on their website and follow them on Twitter @TWFTravel.

Company Travel With Flair
Sector Services, Corporate Travel
How Much Raised 175,000
Country/City South Africa, Johannesburg
Funding Level Seed - then revenues took off!
Age When Started 27
1st Time Starting Business No
Size of Team 800 people throughout South Africa

Key Steps

3 partners put in seed money
Bank loan from a parent
Won EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award for South Africa
Huge Revenues ($225 million)

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