Kieron Osmotherly, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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 MENA: the footprint of TowerXchange now extends beyond emerging markets to cover every tower market in the world – except the mature US market.

Kieron Osmotherly is a renowned TMT community host with over twenty 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 focusing on small cells.

Annabelle Mayhew, Chief Commercial Officer
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
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.

Pablo Crespo, Head of Research

Pablo leads TowerXchange’s research and editorial coverage of the Latin American and Asian telecom infrastructure industries as well as develops the agenda for the Meetups in Boca Raton and Singapore. Pablo works from his office in Oviedo (Spain) and enjoys jumping on a plane to explore the latest trends in the tower industry first hand.

Pablo has a double degree in Journalism and Visual Communications from CEU San Pablo University and a post-grad in Corporate Communications & PR from Centennial College in Toronto. He speaks Spanish, English and some Portuguese.

Laura Graves, Managing Director, EMEA

Heading up the EMEA division, Laura has extensive experience working with the tower industry across the EMEA region, having launched events into Europe and MENA and running the African Meetup for a number of years. Laura’s research continues to cover EMEA, with a current emphasis on the European market, working closely with industry stakeholders to track deals, trends and the evolution of the towerco business model.

Laura has over a decade of experience in market analysis, community building and the production of live events, covering sectors from pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, infrastructure and telecommunications. Laura has a Masters degree in Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham.

Matthew Edwards, Head of Research, EMEA
T: +44 (0)20 7779 8046

Heading up the EMEA region for TowerXchange, Matthew brings seven years’ experience in analysis & the production of live events and multi-media communications. Combining experience working in infrastructure, telecoms & finance sectors globally, Matthew is based in London and working across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, building TowerXchange’s coverage of EMEA’s towerco markets as they expand and diversify.

Aninder Khera, Head of Research, MENA

Aninder Khera is Head of Research for the Middle East and North Africa region at TowerXchange. Aninder has a background in research and producing CXO events across vertical sectors including Legal, IT, Telecoms and Digital Transformation. Aninder is the curator and author of the annual retreat TowerXchange Meetup MENA.

Aninder has a degree in Business Administration and an MA in HR Management from Brunel University.

Toya Smith, Senior Manager, Operations
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.

Harpreet Sohanpal, Global Marketing Director, CALA & Asia

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.

Rebecca Symonds, Global Commercial Manager

With over five years’ experience in account management, sales and business development, Rebecca is responsible for key relationship management and business development for TowerXchange throughout all regions. Rebecca provides intel to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors whilst providing tailored packages to suit each client’s needs and objectives with an understanding and appreciation of the differing demands of the emerging global markets.

Rebecca came to TowerXchange via stints in sales at Informa and Venture Marketing Group. She has a degree in Spanish and French.

Paul Mangles, Global Commercial Manager

Paul is an unashamed Technophile, interested in all forms of new technology and the engineering that drives it.  With 15 years’ experience across the new and evolving worlds of Data Centres, IOT and Smart Technology, AI, Machine Learning and RPA, he now brings his inquisitive eyes to the increasingly important and fast-changing global tower and telecom power marketplace.  Paul is a big believer in community and the benefits of sharing best practice.  Paul will help you to better understand the telecom tower and power markets and provide you with the platform to engage and influence the key players and decision makers in that ecosystem.

Prior to TowerXchange, Paul held senior Sales positions with Campden Wealth, TMT Finance and DataCenterDynamics.

Rui Wang, Marketing Manager

Rui is a highly-organised and data-driven marketer with five years of marketing experience in the B2B sector. She is passionate about good content, smart marketing and online community building. In her current position as Marketing Manager at TowerXchange, Rui is responsible for bringing the TowerXchange brand in front of the right audience. She regularly collaborates with media and industry associations, maintain TowerXchange’sonline presence, manage email and lead generation campaigns.

Prior to TowerXchange, Rui was a valued member of the marketing teams at Forward Leading, Innovation Enterprise, The Global Real Estate Institute and Reed Exhibitions. Rui has a bachelors degree in conference and event planning and a Masters in International Events Management.

Angeli Dean, Commercial and Marketing Administrator
M +44 (0)7467093313

Angeli joins Towerxchange and brings with her a wealth of experience in personnel and administration and is CIPD qualified.  With strong relationship and organisational skills, Angeli holds a key function encompassing all of the TowerXchange team but provides support and interaction specifically across the Commercial and Marketing departments.

Angeli has over ten years’ experience in assisting senior management with their day-to-day issues and to positive problem resolution.  Angeli thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and will bring further structure and enhanced communication to both the team and its patrons.

Sarah Kerr, Commercial Director
M +44 (0)7714 775700

Sarah is responsible for key relationship management and development for TowerXchange throughout the Americas and Asia regions, spending the majority of her time engaging with and providing market intel to delegates, exhibitors and sponsors. Sarah’s primary objective is to ensure that she provides tailored client experiences at our global Meetups.  Sarah has over five years’ experience in account management, sales and business development; her particular focus has previously been directed on renewable energy and conservation.

A native of New Hampshire, USA, Sarah now finds herself settled in ‘Old Hampshire’ UK, having obtained a BSc in Environment and Coastal Management from Bournemouth University.

Alice Turner, Operations Manager

Alice organises the logistics of for TowerXchange’s Meetups and the ESCO Roundtable, 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 Alice 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.

Alice came to TowerXchange via Event Management roles for the Royal Television Society and Somerset House. She has an undergrad degree in history and a postgrad qualification in Events Management in Marketing Communication.

BLACKLIGHT Design Agency

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.