Towershare’s appetite for towers in MENA and Southern Asia
The criticality of local knowledge and local relationships in tapping a diverse range of opportunities in the MENASA regions
Established in 2010, Towershare runs the largest independent towerco in Pakistan. Towershare’s renewed appetite for tower opportunities in the Middle East, North Africa and Southern Asia has been stimulated by funding from Cyan Capital at the beginning of 2014, followed by the appointment of Ericsson’s former President of GCC, Ray Hassan as Towershare’s new CEO. TowerXchange enjoyed a long chat with Ray to learn about Towershare and the countries they are targeting.
TowerXchange: First please introduce yourself and your management team at TowerShare.
Ray Hassan, CEO, Towershare:
I’ve been in telecoms for almost 20 years, working my way through various project management, radio planning, strategy, consulting and optimisation roles at Nokia and Lucent, before launching Telecom Global Solutions, a radio planning consultancy which we sold to Flextronics as part of their telecoms division.