2019 speakers, roundtable and group hosts

If you are interested in participating, please contact Matthew Edwards, Head of Research, EMEA: matthew.edwards@towerxchange.com


African MNO champions

Razvan Ungureanu, CTO, Airtel Africa

Navi Naidoo, Executive: Network Design & Planning, MTN Group

Jocelyn Karakula, Deputy CTIO, Orange

Nic Naidu, Managing Executive: Technology and Innovation, Vodacom

Ian Paterson, Chief Investment Officer, Africell Group

Simon Nyadzani, Site Acquisition Supervisor – Network Deployment and Chief Technology Officer – Property Management, MTN

Dennis Chepkwony, Senior Manager – Power, Safaricom

Tim Waga, Structural Engineering, Safaricom

Vinay Chaudhry, CEO, Tangerine

Matthew McNulty, Project Director, Rain


Towerco leaders

Terry Rhodes, CEO, Eaton Towers

Nate Foster, CEO, Atlas Towers Group

Randi Clendennen, CSO, Atlas Tower Group

Cornelis Wessels, CFO, Atlas Tower Group

Steve Howden, Senior Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, IHS Towers

Bachir Estephan, NOC Director & Head of Innovation Committee, IHS Towers

Wole Abu, CEO, Pan African Towers

Collins Onumajuru, CEO/Managing Director, Secured Towers Limited

Marcos Chaves, Director General, ANTOSC

Alisa Amupolo, CEO, PowerCom

Moctar Sarr, CEO, Al Karama Towers

Paul Jansen, National Development Director, South Africa, Atlas Towers Group

Lieuwe Boonstra, Business Development Director, Atlas Tower Group

Henco Pretorius, Legal Director: South Africa & Kenya, Atlas Tower Group

Helmundt Strumpler, General Manager, AfricaX, Atlas Tower Group


Digital infrastructure innovators 

Neil Bartlett, Access Network Program Manager, Facebook

Suveer Ramdhani, CDO, SEACOM

Abraham van der Merwe,  Founder, CEO, Frogfoot Networks

Vino Govender, Executive: Strategy, Mergers & Acquisition and Innovation, Dark Fibre Africa

Suleiman Arzika, Chief Operating Officer, Suburban Fibre Co Nigeria

Wouter van Hulten, CEO & founder, PAIX, Founding Member & Board Member, Africa Data Center Association

Juanita Clark, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, FTTX Council Africa

Sipho Mngqibisa, Acting CEO, USAASA

Lawrence Boya, Project Director, City of Johannesburg

Isfandiyar Shaheen, Infrastructure Sharing Advocate, NetEquity Networks

Lars Stuber, Founder, Smallcell

Dion Jerling, Co-Founder, Connect Earth

Samora Mhleli Xorile, CEO, AfriCanopy

Albert Gardiner, CEO, Fairwaves

Philip Cooper, Independent Consultant, formerly Managing Director EMEA Digital Bridge & COO Digital Colony UK; CFO, Apollo Towers Myanmar; Group Commercial Manager, Eaton Towers

Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation

Jakob Carnemark, Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Vice Chairman, Aligned Energy


ESCO trailblazers

Thibaut de Rodellec, CEO, AKTIVCO

Khaled Habbal, VP&COO, IPT PowerTech Group

Kadri Hakim, Co-CEO, ieng Group


Telecoms tower experts

Jarnail Gill, Vice President of Energy Business Development (EMEA Region), Huawei

Marco Xu, Vice President of Small Cell Business Domain, Huawei

Chuck Green, CEO, IDIA

Damien Kelly, Senior Project Manager, Delmec

K.Suresh Babu, Business Development Director, Ramboll

Rani Ariss, Vice President Sales – EMEA, Acsys International Ltd

Stuart Kelly, VP Market Development, Bladon Micro Turbine

Godwin Makyao, Founder / Executive Director, Maktech

Darragh Stokes, Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications

Bora Varilyagci, CEO, Digital Things 

Phil Cooper, Independent Consultant 

Nabil Haddad, CEO, IPT PowerTech 


 

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