September 27, 2021 – Sparo Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Kenneth Svendsen to the Board of Sparo. Kenneth is the former President of Walt Disney Travel Company and Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Customer Relationship Management at Disney Destinations. In addition to his leadership positions at Disney, Kenneth was Global Head of Sales, Reservations, and Quality Assurance at Hilton Worldwide. From 2016 to 2019, Kenneth was CEO of Entertainment Cruises, a company owned by the private equity arm of the Pritzker Family, and President of Hornblower Cruises and Events from 2019 to 2020.
A native of Denmark, Kenneth is currently a member of the Board of Directors at Star Harbor Space Academy, the world’s first publicly accessible space flight training facility, who recently sent a team member on the historical mission to orbit aboard Inspiration4. His philanthropic endeavors include Executive Coach and an Advisory Board Director for Sudara Inc. and Sudara Freedom Fund, a unique hybrid benefit corporation (BCorp) and non-profit company endeavoring to end sexual slavery in India.
Rama Ayman, co-Founder and CFO of Sparo, welcomes Kenneth to the team: “Kenneth brings his vast experience in scaling businesses as well as his immense network in the private equity community, which will help Sparo become a global company of consequence and the leading venture philanthropy platform.”
Rob Sobhani, Ph.D., Founder, and CEO of Sparo, said: “I love Kenneth’s passion for global philanthropy and his alignment with Sparo’s mission to democratize giving to charities and uniting the world around philanthropy.”