BRENDA B. SALIRA –MD Travel Galore Ltd; CEO Ndikyo Agribusiness, Founder/Vice Chairperson Ndikyo Yaya Community Based Organization. Brenda has 14 years of experience in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, where she started off as a Travel and Tour Consultant with Carlson Wagonlit Travel in 2003 immediately after her BA in Tourism & Hospitality from Makerere University. She soon joined the US Based Hotel Magnate Marriott International as the Country Sales Representative for Uganda, and rose to the Strategic Account Manager for East Africa and later Director of Market Sales for East, West and Southern Africa between 2004 to 2010, recruiting and training country sales teams and promoting Marriott hotel brands within the region. It is from these roles where she learned the need for strategy, hands-on operational management and value creation as a means of successful business development.
In 2010, Brenda started Travel Galore (www.travelgalore.biz) and soon afterwards, with the onslaught of deadly landslides that killed and displaced hundreds of her kinsmen and family in the Mt.Elgon Region, started the Ndikyo project, as a way of bringing sustainable aid, restoration and community development to the region.