Trevor Ncube

Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings

Trevor Ncube is Chairman of Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) based in Zimbabwe, a company he co-founded 18 years ago. AMH owns four newspaper titles in Zimbabwe namely NewsDay, Southern Eye, The Zimbabwe Independent, and The Standard. Ncube is also controlling shareholder and Executive Deputy Chairman of the Mail & Guardian Media Group (South Africa), publishers of one of the leading weekly newspapers, the Mail & Guardian.

Ncube has a BA Honours from the University of Zimbabwe. He started his career in journalism in 1989. He completed the Said Business School, University of Oxford, Advanced Management and Leadership Programme in July 2009. In 2012 he completed the Oxford University High Performance Leadership Programme. Trevor was awarded a Print Media S.A. Fellowship in 2006. He was awarded the International Publishers Association Freedom Prize Award in 2007, and also won the German Africa Award in 2008. In 2010 Trevor was bestowed the Nation Media Group Life Achievement Award for his work in media on the continent.

In 2012 he was awarded the German Peace Dove Award. NewAfrican Magazine named him as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa in 2012. In February 2013 he was named as one of the most influential business people in Zimbabwe since 1980. He is chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Informed Societies. Ncube is a member of the Hivos International Supervisory Board. He is co-chair of the African Media Initiative(AMI), a continent wide organisation, which focuses on strengthening the sectors viability and enhancing its professionalism and he is a Fellow of The Aspen Institute and Africa Leadership Initiative.