Throughout my professional relationship with Rachel I have always found her to be a very courteous, serious, honest, sharp, forthright and dedicated professional. The qualities that I particularly admire in Rachel are her unrelenting energy, her positive attitude and her constant search for innovation. These qualities have led Rachel to build one of the best known and strongest brands in Malta.
DAVID G CURMI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
MSV LIFE P.L.C
I have known Rachel for the past 15 years and have always found her to be an accomplished achiever. Rachel is a highly positive person with a vision for opportunities and resilience to achieve projected results. She is a natural team leader encouraging those around her to develop their attributes through professional education and specialized training. During the period I have known her, Rachel has proved to be a highly professional person with utmost integrity.One of her strengths is her appreciation of relaying a transparent communication with the consumers combined with real added value in the services and products on offer. Her focused marketing planning serves her well in achieving her desired results. My knowledge of her abilities was tied to financial services in general insurance and long term business (Life Protection), where she won awards for excellent sales results. Her success also extends to specialised Travel services through her company ROCS.
MARIO C GRECH
MIDDLESEA INSURANCE PLC
1994 – 2009
I have known Rachel for almost fifteen years, since she first kicked off her first business venture. I was already acquainted with her work on television when she first contacted me with a proposal for Emirates to offer 200 seats to Dubai for the Dubai Shopping Festival.
My initial reaction was that this was a joke. I soon realised she was serious and so I recommended that we start off with fifty seats. Rachel had evidently done her homework because within a week she had sold the first fifty seats. Within three weeks she had sold all 200. This was a massive boost for Dubai as a new destination and she is undoubtedly the foremost specialist agent on Dubai on the Maltese market.
I have always known Rachel to be a woman of her word. When she reaches a decision she will make sure that this decision yields its fruit and she consistently amazes me with the amount of energy, time and effort she puts into her business.
Rachel does not carry out this hard work purely out of a financial motivation, but also out of a great sense of social responsibility towards her employees and their families. It is this heart of gold, and not just her extraordinary and proven business acumen that makes her so well-loved and well-respected by clients and by employees.
It is rare that someone who has reached her level of success and popularity keeps their feet so firmly on the ground, without letting the fame go to their head! She is an inspiration to many and I have no doubt that we will hear about many more success stories from this lady.
PAUL FLERI SOLER
EMIRATES AIRLINES MALTA
I have worked with Rachel Vella for the last few years through various companies in which our group has interests. I have always found Rachel to be a highly driven professional, with all the qualities of a successful entrepreneur. She is very passionate about her work and is not afraid to take risks; this is also why every endeavor she undertakes ends up setting the trend for that particular market.
Rachel is definitely one of the most capable and energetic business partners I’ve met during my entire career. The success of her various business ventures speak for themselves. She’s also one of these rare examples how a lady can accomplish it all – and I mean ALL – while being geniune and true to herself. Malta is fortunate to have such a charismatic ambassador.
DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL RETAILS AND LUXURY SALES, EAMA
STARWOOD HOTELS AND RESORTS
Since the very first day I met Rachel, I knew that this young lady was very much able to deliver what most men cannot. Through her strong drive and unparalleled foresight she has managed to build a travel market there where most others would have failed instantly. Definitely one of the most gifted persons I ever met.
SALAMIS TOURS HOLDINGS LTD, CYPRUS
If one looks for a perfect example of turning passion into success in business come to Malta and meet Rachel Vella. From the first encounter I knew that such a professional personality would make a great representative of INGLOT on the island. We did not need to wait long to see the INGLOT store flourishing quickly in the Mediterranean Sea region. Presently, INGLOT Malta is going even further and now serves as a gateway to Northern Africa. Rachel, with your energy, I can’t wait, what’s next?
INGLOT COSMETICS, TOP ENTREPRENEUR POLAND 2012
I have had the opportunity to work with Rachel on several projects over the last ten years. Projects have including the creation and implementation of our companies’ marketing campaign to the design, creation and implementation of the new ROCS Group headquarters in Floriana. Throughout our professional relationship I have witnessed how Rachel dedicates herself in full to the task at hand, motivating the whole team and enabling everyone to remain focused. One aspect that never ceases to amaze me is how Rachel manages to balance her work while respecting all commitments, be it family, career or volunteer work.
CHRIS VASSALLO CESAREO