How and what Helios Towers Africa buys
Find out how one of Africa’s ‘Big Four’ towercos is structuring procurement, both for services and sites
By Frances Rose, Head of EMEA, TowerXchange: As African towercos mature and the ‘landgrab’ phase of the market settles down, there’s increasing pressure to not only bring sites up to scratch to meet Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and support new co-locations, but also to make increasing efficiency savings. At the TowerXchange Meetup Africa 2014 Alex Leigh, Business Development Director at Helios Towers Africa, hosted a round table to talk us through how these shifts are being reflected in the Helios Towers Africa procurement management and process structure and what that means for their suppliers.
TowerXchange: How is your procurement structured now?
Alex Leigh, Business Development Director, Helios Towers Africa:
We have functional heads across the business who report to the COO, Kevin Koch.