People

We have assembled a world-class team to ensure that Helios Towers Africa is, and remains, a formidable, customer-centric organization.

Our Africa-based management team combines market-leading operational expertise with African telecom network roll-out capabilities and global tower management experience. The team also retains unrivalled relationships with key local constituencies and major wireless operators across the continent.

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Helios Towers Africa Management Team


Charles 'Chuck' Green, Executive Chairman

Chuck is the co-founder and has been a director of Helios Towers Africa since January 2010. He was Chief Executive Officer and acting Chairman of the Board of Directors from January 2010 to July 2015.
Chuck is currently the Executive Chairman of HTA and is a founder and former director of Helios Towers Nigeria. Previously he was a partner and head of the Portfolio Operations Group at Helios Investment Partners. Chuck was Chief Financial Officer and Global Head of Finance at Crown Castle International. While at Crown Castle International, he oversaw all financing activities for the company, including leading the company’s initial public offering and subsequent move to the New York Stock Exchange. He was also a key member of the team that executed 10 acquisition and master lease transactions over three years (totaling more than 14,000 sites) with mobile operators and broadcasters in the United States and internationally. Chuck holds BBA and MBA degrees from the University of Texas and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Kash Pandya, Chief Executive Officer

Kash has been Chief Executive Officer since July 2015. Previously, Kash was at Aggreko, where he was Managing Director of Aggreko International, with responsibility for: Africa, South America, Central America, India, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East. During his four years in this role, Kash expanded the international business, overseeing launches in over 10 African countries, with Aggreko’s international business doubling in size throughout this period. Kash began his career at the age of 16 through an engineering apprenticeship. He then went on to complete a master’s degree in Technology Engineering. He began his progression through engineering and manufacturing companies in 1989, starting at Jaguar before moving to roles with General Electric and Caradon. In 1999, Kash joined APW to lead all operations outside the United States and took the business through a process of reengineering and consolidation across 23 factories. In 2004, Kash became the CEO of Johnston Group, a publicly quoted company.


Tom Greenwood, Chief Financial Officer

Tom was appointed Chief Financial Officer in November 2015 and is responsible for all finance and IT activities. Prior to his appointment Tom was HTA’s Group Finance Director and has been instrumental in managing and raising debt and equity for the group, as well as being a key member of the team for acquisitions and new OpCo set-ups. Tom also led HTA’s finance transformation project, including the set-up of financial systems, operations and HTA’s shared service centre. Prior to joining HTA in 2010, Tom was at PWC in the TMT Transaction Services team, focusing on M&A and re-financings mainly in the telecoms sector.


Alex Leigh, Director of Sales & Marketing

Alex has been Director of Sales & Marketing since October 2015. Alex is responsible for the
commercial business development and sales activity at Helios Towers Africa. Alex served as Business Development Director for HTA covering M&A and business development before being promoted to Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to joining the HTA in 2012, Alex worked at both UBS and Rothschild, primarily advising TMT companies. He has been involved in over 20 M&A transactions and eight leverage finance deals.


Colin Gaston, Director of Operations and Technology

Colin joined HTA in October 2015 as Director of Operations and Technology. He held several senior positions at Aggreko from 2000 to 2013, including Operations Director for the International Business, Regional Director for West and Central Africa and Head of Logistics. Colin has also 20 years of international experience in senior management roles with Schlumberger and is an accredited lean six sigma Black Belt.


Nick Summers, Director of Corporate Services

Nick has been Director of Corporate Services since October 2015. Nick joined Helios Towers Africa in 2010 after spending nine years with Vodafone both in the United Kingdom and abroad. His final role at Vodafone was National Head of RAN Deployment for Vodafone Ghana (previously state owned Ghana Telecom). Within HTA, Nick is responsible for the definition, implementation and governance of the HTA’s Health and Safety and Environmental policies in addition to implementing and monitoring the HTA’s ethics and compliance systems.


Adeola Adebonojo, General Counsel

Adeola has been General Counsel since March 2016. Adeola joined Helios Towers Africa in 2012 and is responsible for managing the legal functions within the Group. She is responsible for all local-level negotiations for leasing communication towers space to mobile operators and the implementation of all M&A and corporate finance transactions for the Group. She also acts as company secretary and helps to drive best practices across the legal functions. Prior to joining HTA, Ms. Adebonojo worked as a transactional lawyer for Accenture. She is a solicitor of England and Wales and was recently selected in the 2016 Powerlist of outstanding lawyers in the City.


Roy Cursley, Director of Operational PMO

Roy has been Director of Operational Program Management Office since October 2016. Roy joined Helios Towers Africa in October 2015. Prior to joining HTA, Roy was Head of Projects, Planning & Continuous Improvement at Aggreko. Roy has a wealth of experience in South Africa and the East Africa region and is an accredited lean six sigma Black Belt.