Kieron Osmotherly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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M: +44 (0) 7771 148001

In 2012, Kieron identified an information gap: the separation of telecom infrastructure assets from retail telecoms, and the inauguration of an independent telecom tower industry, had taken place in the US and largely in India, but this transformational change was only starting to take root in other markets, and few people understood it. While many stakeholders didn’t understand the towerco business model, others didn’t understand what assets the towercos owned, what they might acquire next, and what M&A, improvement capex and energy efficiency investments they needed to undertake to drive value. TowerXchange was formed to fill that information gap; an editorially independent research firm and community host created to consolidate insights from the top 200-250 stakeholders in each regional tower industry. We started out in Africa, but the quality and focus of our research quickly drew us into CALA, Asia and more recently Europe and China: the footprint of TowerXchange now extends beyond emerging markets to cover every tower market in the world – except the mature US market, which we may start covering in 2017.

Kieron Osmotherly is a renowned TMT community host with seventeen years experience. Previously, Kieron was Managing Director of TMT and Clarion, where he launched the world’s largest community for Mobile Money practitioners. Kieron also has direct experience of M&A having introduced, led the due diligence and then managed the integration of £multi-million acquisition Avren Events, a boutique network telecoms events business. Prior to this, Kieron launched and hosted the Digital Asset Management User Community, driving this niche digital media software market from six early adopters to over 1,000.

Annabelle Mayhew, Chief Commercial Officer

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M: +44 (0) 7423 512588

Annabelle has over six years of experience of sales strategy and key account management for startup businesses in technology and emerging markets. Having spent considerable lengths of time on the ground working in both Africa and Asia she has an understanding and appreciation of the differing demands of the emerging markets. Annabelle drives the monetisation of the TowerXchange community through the sale of exhibitions and sponsorship at our events, plus page and web advertising.

Arianna Neri, Managing Director, Americas and Asia

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M: +39 338 111 2103

Arianna builds relationships with key tower industry stakeholders in the Americas, preparing the programme for our TowerXchange Meetups, and maintaining our coverage of the region in the TowerXchange Journal. Arianna launched TowerXchange’s Asia practice before focusing fulltime on the Americas. Arianna is crossing over to telecoms from previous roles hosting communities and events for oil and gas infrastructure, where she has spent over four years working for Clarion Events and Jacob Fleming. Arianna has a degree in law from Università di Bologna, and she speaks Italian, English and Spanish.

Laura Graves, Managing Director, EMEA

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M: +27 72 815 9052

Heading up the EMEA region for TowerXChange, Laura brings 10 years’ experience in market research, analysis & the production of live events and multi-media communications. Combining experience working in infrastructure, renewable energy & finance sectors globally, Laura is now based in South Africa extending TowerXchange’s footprint and presence on the continent whilst building TowerXchange’s coverage of the emerging European and Middle Easter independent towerco markets.

Frances Rose, Head of Europe

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M: +44 (0) 7793 045718

Frances has over ten years experience of creating market leading events, primarily in telecoms and technology, for WBR, Arena and Clarion Conferences, where she worked with TowerXchange Founder Kieron Osmotherly. Frances validated and launched TowerXchange’s research practice in Europe, she leads our editorial coverage of the region, and she has extensive contacts with the region’s leading towercos. Frances lives and works from home near Bristol in the UK.

Christie Liu, Head of Asia

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M: +86 184 1103 6391

Christie is responsible for business development and research coverage across Asia, including China, one of the must-watch markets home to the largest towerco in the world. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Christie brings eight years of experience in market research, relationship building, writing, and events. Previously she worked at Strategy Institute, a provider of business intelligence and conferences across multiple industries and topic areas. Christie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Arts in journalism.

Jo Jefferies, Assistant to the Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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M:  +44 (0) 7798861711

Jo is an accomplished Executive Assistant and a proven Implementation Project Manager with a career history steeped in working alongside senior executives at Board and Group Board level to achieve strategic goals.

As Assistant to Kieron Osmotherly, the Founder and CEO of Towerxchange, Jo brings over twenty years’ experience and exposure to several markets including Banking, Waste to Energy, Rail, Power, Legal and Compliance and Engineering within the Oil and Gas industry together with a substantial knowledge base for the practical application of disciplines such as project management, software and programme implementation, full life-cycle I.T., finance, sales and marketing, human resource, business development, operations, commercial and continuous improvement.

Jo will continue to drive process excellence in all aspects of the business.

Toya Smith, Senior Manager of Operations

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M: +44 (0) 7831 260476

With a background in Hospitality and Events spanning over ten years and a degree covering International Marketing, Corporate Strategy and Event Management, Toya’s experience provides a well-rounded comprehension of the events world which adds a key dimension to the TowerXchange team. Toya organises the logistics of our regional Meetups, from sourcing venues, suppliers and co-ordinating the setup of our events down to the finest detail, which all contributes to making our Meetups a global success  Alongside this Toya engages directly with our exhibitors and sponsors, ensuring our clients obtain the maximum exposure of their brand in the lead up to and during our events.

Emma Jones, Business Development Manager

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M:  +44 (0) 7843276538

Leveraging her expertise in sales means Emma enjoys every minute of engaging with delegates, exhibitors and sponsors, listening to needs and offering solutions within the Meetups and within the TowerXchange Journal itself.

Emma has worked within sales and business development for 15+ years; her wealth of experience in diagnosing requirements converting these into bespoke packages which yield excellent ROI is mostly what she enjoys about the sales process.

Emma made a smooth transition to the TowerXchange team from a background in the sale of intangible assets and services to business leaders and high net worth individuals.

Harpreet Sohanpal, Global Marketing Director

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Harpreet has over ten years of marketing experience, during which time she has specialised in creating highly personalised, content-rich campaigns for niche telecoms communities. A passionate and strategic B2B marketer with experience in online and offline marketing, community partnership building, multiple event management, lead generation, managing project teams, and building and maintaining successful online industry communities within LinkedIn and Twitter. Harpreet leads TowerXchange’s communication strategy, media and association relationships and database development strategy.

Dushana Pinfield, Head of Marketing - Asia and Europe

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M: +44 (0) 7586103314

Dushana is a communications, events and marketing professional with over 15 years experience in both the public and private sectors.  She is passionate about engaging stakeholders to raise the profile and establish the brand of an organisation.  Dushana’s specialisms include developing and delivering PR and Communications strategies to support an organisations strategic aims, content marketing to drive stakeholder action, event management – marketing and delivery and website development and content management.

Dushana is head of marketing at TowerXchange for Asia and Europe.

BLACKLIGHT Design Agency

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BLACKLIGHT is the creative force behind the TowerXchange branding, website development and elegant presentation of the TowerXchange journal. We have over 10 years of design and branding experience and national campaigns. We specialise in brand development across online media and print offering a total creative solution for new and established businesses.