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Vincent Kahiya

Vincent Kahiya

Managing Director, Alpha Media Holdings, Zimbabwe

Vincent Kahiya is the Managing Director of Alpha Media Holdings, a privately-owned company which owns three publications in Zimbabwe namely:

  • The Zimbabwe Independent which is a Zimbabwe’s leading weekly business paper;
  • NewsDay is the largest independent daily in the country and;
  • A Sunday family paper, The Standard.

The company also runs a distribution company Munn Marketing and a printing division. Vincent joined the organisation in 1996 as a political reporter, having worked briefly in government and at the now defunct Daily Gazette and the Sunday Gazette. He was promoted to News Editor of the Zimbabwe Independent in 2000 before he was appointed Editor of the paper in 2004, a position he held for six years before assuming the position of Group Editor-in-Chief in February 2010 and founding editor of NewsDay.

As Editor-in-Chief, Vincent was in charge of AMH’s content strategy in print and online. He was an integral part of the team which led AMH’s digital strategy and the newsrooms integration plan until his promotion to the position of Managing Director of the group in August.

Vincent holds qualifications Media Studies, Public Relations, Public Information Management and Media Training.