Simon Tumba, the CEO is a veteran aviation and travel journalist with over 35 years experience in travel and aviation journalism. He’s a Business Administration graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, and cut his teeth in journalism at the defunct Concord group where he covered the Transport and Aviation sector for Business Concord between 1989-1991. In 1992, he became the founding Editor of Aviation International magazine, a pioneer aviation magazine in Nigeria.
Between 1990 to 2003, Tumba wrote for various global media including, Airline Business (owned by the UK-based Reed Business Group), Air Finance Journal (owned by Euromoney), Commercial Aviation Report and African Airlines magazine, (now titled African Aviation).
In recognition of his contribution to aviation journalism, he won the Best Aviation Journalist Award of British Airways in 1991.
In 1995, he founded SY& T Communications Ltd, a PR firm (a company he still manages), where he led the company to handle government and blue chip brands including, British Airways, Michelin, Dornier, Dangote Group, Bi-Courtney (MMA2), Qatar Airways, Aero, Arik Air, IHME, Airbus Helicopters, European Union (EU), Oracle, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Aviation, The Presidency (Office of the Vice President of Nigeria), FXTM and Atlantic Aviation.
In October 2014, he founded an online publication-Nigeria Travel Smart
, with focus on the travel industry as it affects Nigeria and the African Sub-Continent.
He supported and managed large-scale engagement marketing initiatives and media relations for these clients, including major product launches, crisis management, government/legislative liaison, media monitoring, research and social media engagement.
Tumba served in the Vision 2010 Aviation Committee, set up by the Federal Government and has attended workshops and seminars in over 17 countries.