Grace was born in Manila, Philippines. After graduating high school, she moved to the United Arab Emirates, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in International Tourism from Skyline College in Sharjah. Soon after her graduation, she took her first step into a career in the shipping industry, where she landed her first job in the Procurement Department of Olympic Shipping Ltd in Sharjah. After spending a few years in the UAE, Grace moved to Greece where she continued her career in the Building and Construction Development Department of Emirates AE.
Grace did not stop there and continued studying other courses which she now uses for her businesses. She holds a certificate in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Penn Foster College, USA. Her love for decorating and her creative mind inspired her to complete an Interior Decorator Certificate Course. She also took a Paralegal Course to ensure that everything she does and plans to do, correspond with the law. Aside from these academic achievements, she is fluent in English, Tagalog, and Greek, . She also speaks Italian, Spanish and Arabic.
Today, Grace is a successful entrepreneur and manages businesses in various industries. She is the CEO of a small hotel chain, Royalty Hotels and Suites. She implements her interior decorating and designing skills by designing her luxurious chain of hotels herself. She is also the CEO of Simply Classy Event Catering Co, where she manages events of all sizes from corporate meetings to fundraising galas, celebrations, weddings, and children’s parties as well as organizing show-jumping and dressage competitions in Greece. Grace is COO in Emirates AE Construction and Development, and is also COO of a new company, Triple A Holdings.
At the age of 36, Grace has accomplished an impressive career portfolio. Her gifts of attention to detail, creative imagination, organization, concept design and enthusiasm have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as entrepreneur. She is very passionate about customer service and building relationships.
In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, horse riding, and aerial yoga. She’s also into sports such as tennis, shooting, and kickboxing. Her passion with horses gave her motivation to start show-jumping and establish Kouvaras Equestrian Club in Greece. There she is an acting President. With some more time to spare, she is an active member of several non-profit institutions.
Some quotes that she holds tight and learnt is “If there’s no other way, I will make one…”
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