Valentina Ignatova


Role: CMO

Industry: Retail

Membership status: Active member

Valentina is a Co-founder and CMO of fashion brand BY FAR.

Valentina studied Marketing and Media at Webster University in Geneva. After graduating in 2010, Valentina took part in her family’s business in the construction industry in Bulgaria and Russia.

In mid-2016, Valentina, her twin sister Sabina, and their best friend Denitsa launched their company BY FAR. The label designs and produces leather shoes that fit comfortably and bags have a modern yet classic look. BY FAR is by millennial women for millennial women, reflecting the modern woman’s busy yet stylish lifestyle. The affordable luxury shoes and bags are made from premium Italian leather and are manufactured in Bulgaria.

A year after its launch, the brand has acquired 80K+ organic Instagram followers and is worn by celebrities such as actresses Emma Roberts and Kate Hudson.