ALPHA Media Holdings (AMH) — the publisher of NewsDay incorporating Southern Eye, the Zimbabwe Independent, and the Standard — has made key executive appointments which have seen Vincent Kahiya assuming the position of managing director and Kangai Maukazuva chief operating officer.
Kahiya and Maukazuva’s appointments are with effect from August 1.
This follows the departure of publisher Rita Chinyoka.
Kahiya is a career journalist and media trainer who has been with AMH since 1997. He joined the company as a reporter for the Independent and rose to become the paper’s editor in 2004 before being assigned to lead the team which founded NewsDay in 2010.
Kahiya was subsequently appointed group editor-in-chief, a position he has held until this appointment.
Maukazuva, who is the group technology director for AMH and Mail & Guardian Media Ltd, will re-assume the position of chief operating officer in addition to his current position. He joined AMH as chief technology officer in April 2013. In January 2014, Maukazuva was elevated to the position of chief operating officer before his assignment to the group as technology director in April 2015. He has a wealthy of business, managerial and international experience in telecoms, media and technologies.
AMH has also appointed Nancy Ziyambi as head of marketing and communications. Ziyambi who joined last month is a seasoned marketer with over 15 years’ experience at executive level spanning broadcasting, marketing and advertising.
She will oversee the full AMH commercial portfolio including print, online/digital advertising and events. Nancy has also worked in South Africa and Zambia.
AMH will soon make more key appointments to strengthen the group. —