Lopo Champalimaud is the Chief Executive Officer of Wahanda (www.wahanda.com ), a London based health, beauty and wellness community and marketplace.
Previously MD of European Lifestyle at lastminute.com, Lopo founded Wahanda in February 2008, with a vision for transforming the global health and wellness offering. In his experience heading up revolutionary digital forums, Lopo was witnessing a burst of websites that offered guidance and booking facilities on activities such as travel, entertainment and restaurants, yet nothing that offered consumers the ability to really inform themselves on health and beauty offerings. It was a massively under-served area of the marketplace.
With this in mind, Lopo used his wealth of knowledge to establish a platform that would not only connect consumers, wellness businesses and professionals through content, community ratings and reviews, but provide a forum for businesses to offer exclusive deals, packages and discounts, in a similar way other lifestyle environments were doing successfully. Wahanda works with a multitude of businesses, from some of the UK’s leading 5-star hotel spas, to smaller salons, bootcamps, yoga studios and individual therapists.
With a passion for the wellness sector, coupled with Lopo’s experience in creating innovative digital forums, Wahanda activity in 2012 is set to be some of the most ground-breaking yet, with the launch of a revolutionary online booking facility, as well as other exciting developments.