Tinder Names Renate Nyborg as First Female CEO

Match Group has announced that Renate Nyborg will become Tinder’s first female Chief Executive Officer by the end of the month.

Nyborg joined the company last October as General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa. She made an immediate impact and helped to improve Tinder’s impact across overseas territories through a series of marketing and strategic initiatives.

Currently based in Switzerland, Nyborg is in the process of relocating to New York with her husband, who she met for the first time on the dating app. Her official first day will be on Monday, 27th September.

She explained in the press release: “Being CEO of this company is a truly humbling and extraordinary opportunity; to make that happen for the next generation of singles around the world. 

“The Tinder team is hands down the most innovative and inspiring group I’ve ever worked with. We are building the most fun, inclusive, safest place for singles to connect. And you can see this evolution on our app. We’re building the technology and raising the bar for the industry along with it.”

Outgoing CEO Jim Lanzone is stepping down to join Yahoo after just over 12 months in the role.

Nyborg has also previously worked at Apple and meditation app Headspace, helping both brands to reach new customers in European markets.

Match Group CEO Shar Dubey added: “Throughout her career, Renate has demonstrated a keen instinct for how to develop and market mobile products, grow subscription businesses, expand in new markets, and appeal to younger users.”

She also said she is “incredibly excited” about working with Nyborg on Tinder’s “game changing product roadmap”.

This week Tinder started its roll out of the ‘Explore’ function, a brand new hub that is changing the way that users are interacting with each other. All of the different social discovery features, matching modes and profile filters have been given their own section for overall clarity.

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