Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Doreen Sibanda

Doreen Sibanda

Board Chair

Mrs Sibanda is a renowned publisher, skilled writer, and cultural expert with over 25 years of experience in various institutions including non-profit art organisations.

She served as the executive director of the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe from 2004 to 2020 and is currently a consultant at Mutupo Contemporary (Pvt) Ltd.

Mrs Sibanda has served on several Boards including Great Zimbabwe University, NMB Bank, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation, Women’s University in Africa and POTRAZ, where she eventually became the chairperson.

She previously served on the Zimpapers board from February 2014, until August 2019.

Mrs Sibanda holds a Certificate of Education, Bachelor of Education Degree and Masters of Education.

Gift Callisto Machengete

Gift Callisto Machengete

Deputy Board Chair (Chair - Business development and Marketing Committee)

Dr Gift Kalisto Machengete

Dr Machengete is an economist, administrator and turnaround strategist with 40 years of experience in Public Service, 10 years of which as a senior diplomat, 15 years as a senior Government official and 7 years as a director general.

He is currently the director general of POTRAZ since December 2016 to date.

Dr Machengete has served on various boards and councils, including the Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ), the Grain Marketing Board (GMB), Chimanimani Logistics, and Sino Zimbabwe.

He served as the chairman of the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) governing council and is past chairman of the Communications Regulators’ Association for Southern Africa (CRASA).

Dr Machegete is currently a board member of the Innovation Alliance of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

He holds a BSC Economics Degree, a Masters in Business Administration and a Doctorate of Business Administration amongst other qualifications.

Dr Alexander Rusero

Dr Alexander Rusero

Chair (Sustainability and Media Ethics Committee)

Dr Rusero is a senior lecturer of International Relations, Politics and Journalism with 17 years of teaching and research experience.

He is currently the head of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Africa University.

Dr Rusero previously served as a senior lecturer at Harare Polytechnic’s School of Journalism and Media Studies.

He served as a Politics, International Relations and Governance lecturer at Great Zimbabwe University.

Dr Rusero was the lead researcher of International Relations and Diplomacy for the first-ever Africa Fact Book Project that was jointly commissioned by the African Union and the Government of Zimbabwe.

He is an author of 13 texts and more than 40 book chapters and journal articles.

Dr Rusero was the lead researcher for the inaugural 2023 Elections Reporting and Peace Journalism Manual that was commissioned by the Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC).

He holds a PhD in International Relations.

R Nyahwa

R Nyahwa

Chair (Audit and Risk Committee)

She was appointed to the Zimpapers Board with effect from 1st October 2021. She holds a Masters Degree of Business Administration (MBA), Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Bachelor of Business Administration Degree.

George Chisoko

George Chisoko

Non-Executive Director
P. Deketeke

P. Deketeke

Chief Executive Officer

Was appointed to the Zimpapers Board with effect from 30th September, 2015.  He is a qualified Media Practitioner who has been with Zimpapers since 1987. He has vast experience in the following roles: Reporter, Deputy News Editor and News Editor (Sunday Mail 1987-2000), Deputy Editor (Herald 2000-2001), Editor (Herald 2001-2008), Group Editor in Chief (2008–2011), Group Chief Operating Officer (2011–2014) and Group Chief Executive  (2011 to date).

F. Matanhire

F. Matanhire

Chief Finance Officer