Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Board member Mrs Rita Likukuma has been appointed ZTA Acting Chief Executive with effect from the first of this month.

In a statement, ZTA Head Corporate Affairs Godfrey Koti said the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Senator Prisca Mupfumira and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Board have appointed Mrs Likukuma on an acting role of Chief Executive with effect from 01 February 2019.

ZTA Chief Operating Officer Mr Givemore Chidzidzi had been acting since November 2018 on behalf of Dr Karikoga 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 Chairperson of the current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Board and Non-Executive Director of PG Industries.

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

She has served as Chairman of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe until January 2013.

In June 2014, she was appointed a member of the CMED Board of Directors.

Mrs Likukuma served as the Managing Director at the Solar Division at Art Corporation and was a senior executive at Unilever.

She holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Science Economics Degree at the University of Zimbabwe.

Mrs Likukuma is expected to drive the vision of the Authority in line with that of the nation.