Meet the man shaking up Madagascar’s telecoms market
Hassanein Hiridjee is one of Madagascar’s most successful businessmen; we discuss his plans for Towerco Of Madagascar, Telma and international expansion
Hassanein Hiridjee is the chief executive officer of the Axian Group, since 2011 owners of Towerco Of Madagascar (TOM). The group operates the island’s leading telco and owns and operates 55% of the island’s towers. TOM is operated at arm’s length from Telma and hosts tenancies from all of the island’s other operators: Orange, Airtel and Blueline. Hiridjee is also expanding into West Africa as one of the investors acquiring Tigo Senegal from Millicom and has ambitions for TOM as a national champion, spreading economic development across the Indian Ocean and Africa. TowerXchange discussed the background of the group, details of TOM’s operational and organisational set up, and plans for expansion.