Africa: Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Board Appoints New Acting Chief Executive

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Board (ZTA) has seconded one of its members, Mrs. Rita Likukuma on an acting role of Chief Executive with effect from February 1, 2019. ZTA’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Givemore Chidzidzi had been acting since November 2018 on behalf of Dr. Karigoka Kaseke who has been off work on medical grounds.

Mrs. Likukuma brings in vast corporate governance experience having served on various boards. She is the Deputy-Chairman of the current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Board and Non-Executive Director PG Industries.

Mrs. Likukuma is the current Chairman at Turnall Holdings Ltd and she is a Director on the Morgan Company Board, an international business consortium currently in advance stages of setting up in Zimbabwe.

She was the Chairman of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe until January 2013. In June 2014, she was appointed a member of the CMED Board of Directors.

Mrts. Likukuma served as the Managing Director, Solar Division at Art Corporation and was a senior executive at Unilever. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Science Economics degree at the University of Zimbabwe.The new ZTA Acting Chief also studied for a City and Guilds Diploma Electrical Installations.

Mrs. Likukuma is charged with driving the vision of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority in line with that of the nation.

By Niyi David

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