The announcement was made by the executive publisher of the magazine, John Akinribido, and the associate publisher, Dieter Gottert. Under Matema’s leadership, Nomad Africa aims to reemerge as the must-read for a new generation of travel industry leaders, decision makers and travel savvy gurus.

With coverage of travel, tourism, hospitality and culture, Nomad Africa aims to publish award-winning content that will become a market leader while igniting the conversation and collaboration of Africa’s collective tourism industry.

Before joining Nomad Africa, Matema worked as a freelance editor for publications such as Executive Assistant magazine, Africa Investor and Life25. She also led the content marketing efforts at Azureceleste.

"Miriro has the intellectual curiosity and appreciation for Africa’s growth, and a great knowledge of the continent’s tourism industry that defines the Nomad Africa brand," Akinribido says.

"She has done a tremendous job in the past, taking on business leadership, development investment and global marketing – all with the effervescence of the best party in town. With her literary aptitude, first developed at Fleet Street Publications, she’ll bring the same vibrancy to Nomad Africa, while continuing to steer the editorial direction of the publication," Akinribido adds.

Akinribido says, "Monique’s time at Nomad Africa has been an epic journey of uphill milestones. Her influence has been substantial, and we are grateful for her many contributions to the brand."

"I am very pleased to be joining Nomad Africa and look forward to driving the development and execution of our corporate strategy going forward," Matema says.

"In addition to the company’s core editorial creation, we intend to devote significant time and effort to pursuing opportunities in African travel and tourism data, insights and research, which we believe offers tremendous value for the development of the continent, as well as our partners," concludes Matema.

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