Viola Ncube founded The Black Book Consultant, a boutique full-service management, sales & marketing consulting agency specializing in a curated selection of luxury hotels worldwide. In 2012, Viola founded iROCK! UK, an award-winning social enterprise, mentoring women into employment & business enterprise. In 2019 iROCK! opened its first Innovation Academy in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in partnership with Girls In Stem and are currently the country selected partners conducting the SAP/Google/Unesco sponsored Africa Code Week for over 750 girls. Late 2020, My Black Beauty Box, a luxury Afrocentric e-commerce retailer that celebrates the rich cultural diversity and tribal traditions of Africa comes to life.
Viola has more than two decades of experience in VP/Director corporate roles with InterContinental Hotel Group, Accor Group and LE Hotels. Through these roles, Viola has been privileged to work and live in over 11 countries through Europe, Asia, Africa and the USA. Viola holds a Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Degree from City of London University and MBA from Oxford (Brookes Campus) UK. Viola has received several awards including UK Investec Business Leader of the Year 2016, Mentor of the Year 2016, Entreprenuer of Year 2012 and the Power List 100 UK to name a few. She also sits on the Diablo Valley College, CA, Business Advisory Board, mentors for Working Solutions and the UN Equality and Empowerment of Women Board, to name a few.