Meet the MoKo Dream Team! We’re working toward one common goal: providing customers with brighter, better, more comfortable lifestyles.
As Chief Dreamerzzz, we’re always focused on motivating and developing our teams toward delivering on our vision – creating a new, smiley world one home at a time. Work is definitely fun when you’re guaranteeing smiles from satisfied customers.
One half of MoKo’s founding team, Eric has a history of joining organizations at their early states and creating successful projects from promising ideas. Before founding MoKo, he worked as a Programs Director with top global charity Evidence Action, leading a program that scaled to serve over 1 million people in 3 countries. Although born and raised in the USA, his first full-time job was in Kenya, and he has remained here since, constantly dreaming up new ways to bring comfort to people’s lives.
Great ideas aren’t the only thing Eric cooks up! After spending his days steering the MoKo ship to new horizons, you’ll find Chef Kous whipping up delicious food in the kitchen.
Fio is the other half of MoKo’s founding team. Before his MoKo days, he worked in public health as a Technical Project Lead with Dimagi, leading the implementation of a new mobile-based drugs distribution system that reduced stock out rate and was scaled nation-wide in Senegal.
Don’t let Fio’s cool demeanor fool you. He has a serious talent for inspiring employee passion and excitement. And that enthusiasm translates flawlessly to his football team, Napoli, as he cheers them on with high-pitched screams that he swears helps lead them to victory.
Karen is a CGMA and a seasoned finance professional with over 30 years of experience, including ten years in public practice. Achieving her first CFO position in 2005, she’s worked with founder-led scale-ups all the way up to large, listed organizations. She has particular expertise with companies in a transitional state, such as professionalising scale-ups, turnaround situations, and post-acquisition integrations. Karen has created and implemented processes that contribute to successfully generating positive returns to stakeholders.
As MoKo’s CFO, Karen heads up Finance and Business Operations. She also is responsible for running the QRAP senior management execution program on behalf of the CEO, as well as heading up MoKo’s ESG evolution on behalf of the Managing Director.
Prince has a wealth of general management experience, with a specialization in operations management, project management and value-stream optimization. Before joining MoKo, he worked with Kenya Airways overseeing maintenance for KQ’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet, including preparing it to launch the first direct flight from Nairobi to New York.
Full speed ahead! A certified adrenaline junkie, Prince is a lover of all things fast: cars, bikes, and skates. His epic tales of off-road biking would make even the most adventurous of us think twice!.
“E” is for efficiency and Eileen is all about it! She began her career at USG Sweetwater, Texas as a project and process engineer, eventually working her way up the ladder to manufacturing management.
Eileen likes to keep things real chill when she’s not busy overseeing product manufacturing. To unwind, she enjoys a good book, a comforting cup of hot tea, and music. In fact, in another life, she’d probably be a singer.
Stanley began his career in customer care at ISON BPO, then moved to Jumia Kenya where he worked in a variety of roles, eventually progressing up to Head of Global and third-party logistics. While at Jumia, in just six short months, he impressively increased the number of logistic partners from 11 to 26, while also reducing the cost and increasing Jumia’s visibility outside of Nairobi.
As the Head of Business Ops at MoKo, Stanley heads up the team responsible for supporting all departments in creating and implementing standard operating procedures. Stanley helps make MoKo the well-oiled machine that it is, allowing each department to do its part in creating the products that bring smiles to so many.
The heat is on! The Miami Heat, that is! Stanley loves the NBA and is a big fan of the Miami Heat.
Alexander brings almost two decades of manufacturing and operations experience to MoKo. He has processed tea, macadamia nuts, and dried fruits, and has managed the Macadamia, Cashew and Fruits supply and value chains. When employed with Tensenses Africa (EPZ) Ltd, Alex oversaw a 400% increase in manufacturing capacity for macadamia nuts, as well as aggressive manufacturing expansion into dried fruits for export.
As MoKo’s Deputy Head of Manufacturing, Alex is in charge of the day-to-day manufacturing operations and functions to ensure the cost effective, safe, and efficient production of high quality products. Alex also monitors the strategic growth and expansion initiatives, with the current focus on the foam production line.
Yvonne has experience in FMCG sales, business development consultancy and operations management. Before joining the MoKo family, she worked with Triggerise Kenya as the Operations Lead. There, she launched the SRH focused Non-Profit, and implemented programs that scaled to 8 counties, positively impacting the lives of thousands of Kenyan girls.
Yvonne is not only a talented manager, she’s got some serious culinary skills too! Baking is her secret stress reliever, and she’s pretty darn great at it. Don’t believe us? Just try her carrot cake! *mouth waters*.
Wambui has a wealth of experience in customer relationship management, process building, account management, and resource management across the media and agricultural sectors.
She designed and implemented an end-to-end task tracking system with the use of a project management tool, best practice guidelines, and a three-tier quality assurance mechanism for a leading digital agency. This resulted in dramatic decreases in turnover and revert rates, culminating in a more rewarding experience for clients and a happier design team.
When Wambui isn’t making customers smile, you can find her jamming to country tunes! She’s a huge country music fan (and not just Kenny Rogers)!
Karuoro successfully directed a vehicle import company that sourced automobile (and automobile parts) from Japan, the UK, Australia and SA. He was responsible for finding new source markets, establishing partnerships, and growing business.
Karuoro loves a good laugh! This comedy fan enjoys stand-up comedy and comedy shows, but for some reason, generally dislikes comedy movies! Try to figure that one out!