Our Leadership Team

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. 

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Eric Kouskalis

Co-Founder

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. 

 
As Moko’s inspirational captain, Eric builds and supports all of the Moko departments, sets the strategic direction of the company, and manages relationships with investors.
 
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.
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Fiorenzo Conte

Co-Founder

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. 

 
Fio is integral in creating and operationalizing Moko’s core culture values across all teams. He also leads the team in innovating new furniture products that are sure to put smiles on customer faces and grow the number of “Mokofied” families.
 
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.
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Neema Kanyua

Head of Growth & Business Ops

Grow, baby, grow! Moko’s Head of Growth, Neema, is a growth strategy expert in helping early-stage, fast-growing organizations maximize their impact and scale their operations to serve more people. Before joining Moko, she worked at Nova Pioneer Schools as their Growth & Expansion Lead, heading the launch of two new schools, as well as the expansion of three schools in East Africa. 

 
At Moko, Neema’s role is to ensure that the number of “Mokofied” homes grows each month, driven by effective marketing, retail, and sales.
 
Speaking of growth, Neema’s personal library is forever growing! This bookworm can’t walk into a bookstore without leaving with at least 3 books. If anyone knows of a book-buyers-anonymous support group, let Neema know!
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Kellie Murungi

Head of Finance & Admin

With over a decade of experience in finance and operations, Kellie heads up Moko’s Finance Department. Before joining Moko, she served as the Head of Corporate Finance Advisory and Training at Lattice, where she supported over 500 businesses in articulating their growth expectations, streamlining their operations, and implementing accounting systems that adhered to best practices.

 
As Moko’s fearless captain of Finance, Kellie’s job is to steer the company’s financial decision making.
Although Kellie is a person of few spoken words, she is a master of the written word! She has an active personal finance blog that currently has a rich archive of hundreds (possibly thousands) of articles she’s written over the last 10 years. We’re thinking future book idea!.
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Prince Ochako

Chief of Staff

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. 

 
As Moko’s Chief of Staff, Prince is in charge of all inter-departmental projects as well as company-wide performance management.
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!.
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Eileen Wainaina

Head of Manufacturing

“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. 

As the Head of Manufacturing at Moko, Eileen’s role is to ensure that we’re making enough products in the most efficient, productive, and safe way. More efficiency = more Mokofied homes!
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.
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Stanley Shitemi

Head of Business Operations

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. 
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Stephanie Atika

Head of Supply Chain & Operations

Focusing on resource-efficiency and sustainability, Stephanie has built an impressive career in the manufacturing sector. She has almost a decade of experience in supply chain and operations management, with an emphasis on environmental impact and sustainable manufacturing practices. While working at a recycling company, this sustainability superstar was instrumental in bringing the first 100% recycled paper packaging to Kenya.

As the Head of Operations and Supply Chain at Moko, Stephanie is ready to take Moko to the next level through efficient and sustainable operations that meet and exceed quality standards.

Man’s best friend? How about WO-man’s best friend! Stephanie is obsessed with dogs and spends more time than she cares to admit watching dog videos on YouTube.
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Yvonne Muita

Senior Manager, Retail Sales and Operations

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. 

 
As Moko’s Chief Operations Ninja, Yvonne heads up the management and growth of the retail operations team, implements Moko’s expansion plans and runs the day-to-day retail operations.
 
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*.
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Michael Malenya

Senior Sales Manager

Michael is Moko’s B2B Sales Manager. Once a technical specialist with Money & Pensions Services, Michael provided advisory and consulting services to the public regarding pensions, debt, finances, consumer protection & strategy via Pensionwise appointments. In 3 short years, he steered their growth from a fund value of KShs 10 billion to KShs 15 billion. He ensured revenue targets were consistently met, while maintaining high standards of regulatory compliance and client engagement. 

 
At Moko, Michael leads and manages our B2B customer engagement and sales activities. Through forecasting, reporting, mentorship, training, recruitment, hiring and on-boarding, he ensures alignment with the company’s strategic direction.
A true lover of history and culture, Michael is an avid world traveler. He’s visited Tanzania, South Africa, India, Oman, UAE, the USA, and the UK. When this globetrotter is at home, he loves to host parties, where he makes killer bespoke cocktails!
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Nancy Odero

Senior Projects Lead

Nancy has a strong background in Operations and Finance. She worked in the financial services sector as an analyst with American Express. After completing both her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in the USA, Nancy moved back to Kenya and joined Lori Systems as the Chief of Staff, where she helped scale the company from 15 employees to over 150. Before joining Moko she held the role of Manager, Strategic Initiatives at Lori Systems with the goal of focusing on cross-functional projects across the East African Region. 

 
Nancy’s role as Moko’s Senior Projects Lead is to provide the leadership necessary to ensure smooth outcomes on core cross-functional projects requiring collaboration across many departments.
 
Nancy is a huge fan of Marvel movies, and she’s definitely a superhero in her own right—aside from her Moko leadership role, she’s also the proud owner of her very own bakery, Nimmles!
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Wahito Wahome

Retail Experience Manager

A true “people person,” Wahito is our Retail Experience Manager. With a background in insurance and banking, Wahito has worked mostly in customer-facing roles, and thrives on the energy that comes from interacting with people. 

 
As Moko’s Chief Heart Warmer, Wahito leads her team in ensuring that all customers feel the Moko love, so that when they leave showrooms or pop up stations, they leave already feeling like they are part of the Moko family!
 
 If you ever see Wahito on the road, you may be lucky enough to catch her jamming out in her car, singing and dancing to music! She knows the lyrics to tons of songs, and she’s not afraid to show it!
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Felix Chemjor

Operations Manager

Felix has extensive experience in warehouse & logistics inventory management and sales distribution, particularly with FMCGs. He worked with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya and Diageo – EABL International, where he steered operations in Juba Depot, South Sudan. Felix facilitated distribution of the company’s products via River Nile and Air to get to the far-flung states from the capital. 

 
At Moko, Felix oversees fleet management, dispatch & delivery operations, and storage of both raw materials and finished goods. He’s also in charge of security and safety, as well as facilities management
 
When Felix is not wearing one of his many Operations Manager hats, he enjoys tending to his beloved kitchen garden.
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Anita Bochere

Supply Chain Manager

With a background in Operations, Anita knows how to coordinate and facilitate successful operations projects. While working at Spire Education, she supported the adult learning team with a trainee reach of 1500 participants for companies such as Mkopa-Solar and Goodlife Pharmacies.

Those amazing products that put smiles on so many faces don’t appear by magic! Before we can make and sell them, we need the materials to manufacture them. Enter Anita! As Moko’s Supply Chain Manager, she’s responsible for leading the team that buys the necessary materials to create products that warm hearts and homes.

 
Anita doesn’t just love finding the “ingredients” to great Moko products. She also enjoys mixing and creating new flavorful sauces. She’s built up quite a stash of homemade sauces, ready to add flavor to any dish she whips up on the fly.
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Wambui Ngige

Customer Experience Manager

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.

 
As our Customer Experience Manager, Wambui’s job is to get those customer smiles by leading and motivating the Customer Experience Team to provide the best Moko experience to every customer, every day.

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)!

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Karuoro Waithaka

Production Manager

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.

 
As a Production Manager at Moko, Karuoro’s role is overseeing sofa and mattress production as we scale to Infinity. He ensures production capacity is flexible and scalable, so we can Moko-fy as many homes as possible. He also works to improve quality standards within a safe and supportive environment for team members.
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!