Leadership Team


Veronica Nyakianda Gakio is the founder of Ankole luxury that deals in the designing and manufacturing of bespoke handmade jewelry, accessories which include but not limited to necklaces, earrings, bangles, pendants, cufflinks and candle holders. Each piece has been handcrafted by a small dedicated team of highly experienced local artisans using repurposed horn, brass and stones. Ankole Luxury also deals with design and manufacturing of leather bags. Ankole Luxury is dedicated to supports, empowers and work with local artisans for all their production. Ankole Luxury got selected to virtually exhibit their product at the Dubai 2020 Expo under SheTrades from the 13th to the 15th of February 2022.

Veronica commands tremendous knowledge of global business trends and dynamics having held various positions in Dubai, UAE for 9 years. Veronica graduated from Zabeel Institute in Dubai with a diploma in Human Resource Management. Her stern fiscal discipline and meticulous record keeping skills should elevate AWEP to new levels of performance and achievement.

She is a self-made entrepreneur who exudes passion and excellence in service, embodies the spirit of partnership and humane values for infinite success in business.

Veronica actively volunteers in two organizations, Andy Speaks for Special Needs Persons and DTSK (Differently Talented Society of Kenya) which advocate, creates awareness and provides psychosocial-support to parents of children on the autism spectrum as well as giving those with special needs a chance to reclaim and assert their full potential in dignity and undying love. Veronica serves to save.

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