Quartz, Atlantic Media’s business site, is expanding to Africa. Quartz Africa will go live in June, with Yinka Adegoke editing. Adegoke previously held senior roles at Reuters and Billboard. He’ll lead a team of full-time staffers and freelancers.
Jay Lauf, Quartz’s co-president and publisher, described the expansion as a necessity. “As a global business publication, we have an editorial imperative to cover the most interesting and important developments in the global economy,” explained Lauf. “As a digital and mobile-first publication, Quartz has great commercial potential in Africa.”
Quartz Africa is Quartz’s second international site, following the launch of Quartz India last summer.