Essence Corp is very proud and honored to announce that Patricia Bona was named in Moodie Report’s People of the Year for 2019.
Each year since The Moodie Davitt Report has recognized those individuals who by their deeds, attitudes and behavior have most advanced our industry’s cause and reputation.
This year there selection features a diverse line-up of outstanding men and women nominated for a wide range of contributions, from business achievements to innovation to charitable endeavours.
Patricia Bona, partner with her equally remarkable husband Jean-Jacques in Florida-based Essence Corp, is among the most inspirational people in our business. Not only is she the face of one of the industry’s most professional players – a master distributor of fragrances and cosmetics across the Americas travel retail – but she is also a passionate and unquestioning supporter of industry charities such as Women in Travel Retail (WiTR) and Hand in Hand for Haiti.
Lois Pasternak of Travel Markets Insider sums up Patricia’s contribution to our industry. “I think that Essence Corp’s influence on the industry in the Americas may be greater than some people realise.”
“For more than 30 years this family-owned and operated group has managed to endure through the many cycles that the channel has experienced. But more than endure, they have demonstrated that ethics, kindness and doing the right thing can allow a company to flourish and be the guiding principles even in the face of much bigger and stronger competitors. I believe Patricia and Essence Corp represent the ultimate role model that our industry should aspire to.”
Patricia’s hallmark smile lights up a room. And she lights up our industry.