Zita Cobb

Business

Zita Cobb, Fogo Island Inn, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shorefast Foundation
Fogo Island

Her majestic inn is applauded around the world and visited by celebrities, but Zita Cobb had a very humble beginning – one of seven children, in a small house in Joe Batt’s Arm on Fogo Island, with no running water or electricity. A naturally driven Newfoundlander, she studied business on the mainland and found great success in the technology industry in the United States of America – until a letter from the council in her hometown prompted her to pursue goals a little closer to her heart. Zita moved home to Fogo Island, founded the Shorefast Foundation, built the inn (you know the one), and continues to build a brighter future for this very special part of the province.