#CareerFocus With Gillian Kombora – Head Of Digital Marketing At The Capital Hotels

  • Save
1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a travel addict, I have travelled to Mozambique, Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mauritius, Reunion Island, Zanzibar, Spain, France, UK and I am always dreaming of my next travel fix. On the road, I consume a lot of digital content and Ted Talks are my favourite. I express myself through fashion and collect art.

2. What work do you do?

I head up Digital Marketing at The Capital Hotels, Apartments, and Resorts.

3. How long have you been in the industry?

I have worn the marketing hat in Travel and hospitality, retail, and banking over the last 2 decades.

4. Has your work always been your passion? Tell us why?

I have always loved marketing but especially digital. I love storytelling and the best marketing shapes behavior, inspires, and shifts conversations.

5. Being a woman in the industry – what does it take?

Drive, passion, and focus.

6. What has been the most difficult challenge of your career?

Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape and trying to make the best choices from competing viable options.

7. What advice do you have for other women in your industry?

Marketing is such a broad field; focus on the area you enjoy and build up a skill set so that work becomes fulfilling and you find joy in the everyday.

8. Plans for the future?

Continuously grow, become a global citizen, and work from anywhere in the world.

Contact information

    Gillian Kombora gillian@thecapital.co.za

    Social media links

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gillian-kombora-0a813ab/

    Tik Tok @gillchenayi

    Short bio

    Gillian Kombora is the head of Digital Marketing at The Capital Hotels, Apartments, and Resorts South Africa, the fastest-growing owner-managed, fully serviced luxury apartment and hotel room provider in South Africa.