Head of Travel, Jumia Group
Estelle Verdier-Watine is the Head and Co-Founder of Jumia Travel, an OTA dedicated to the African market, part of Jumia Group. She co-founded this OTA in 2013 and previously served as COO and MD for East Africa. Under her management, Jumia Travel has grown to serve customers over 40 countries on the continent. Among many remarkable achievements under her leadership include building Africa’s largest hotel inventory and launching the first African flight marketplace.
Estelle holds Masters in Political Sciences, Management and Economics. She gained vast experience in the telecommunication industry while serving as the Product Manager with Orange Kenya and previously as a Junior Analyst in the International Business Development Unit of Orange at its Headquarters in Paris.
Estelle is also a Board member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Kenya as well as the President of Nairobi French Tech Community. Mother of two young girls she has mastered the sensitive balance in juggling young families and steering the company to the top.