Helios Towers Nigeria has assembled a team with an impressive range of relevant experience to ensure that HTN is, and remains, a formidable, customer-centric organization. Our Executive Management Team is world-class, and comprises market leading Nigerian operational expertise, African telecom network roll-out capabilities and Global tower management. This group of talented individuals possesses over a century of experience in wireless data and telecoms.
Chief Excecutive Officer
Inder Bajaj is the Chief Executive Officer of Helios Towers Nigeria (HTN). He has over 24 years of professional experience with leading Corporates in the Telecom Services and Office Automation Sector. He has performed a wide range of roles with line jobs including leading strategic business units, setting up start-up business in B2C / B2B space, Sales / Business operations with Direct / Indirect Channels. He has also done many staff roles in Corporate Strategy Planning, Product Management , TQM, Sales Training.
Inder possesses extensive cognitive experience in the Telecommunication industry. Inder joined HTN from Reliance Communications Ltd India (RCOM), where he served in the capacities of Head, Corporate Planning and then later went on to become the President. As President, he led a team of 150 people in functional areas of Technical Services Operation, Finance/Commercial Operations, Business Development, Product Management and Customer Service. At RCOM, he developed strategic transformation programs and managed the review process across Network, Organisation, Sales & Distribution, Customer Acquisition/ retention. He was also responsible for RCOM’s portfolio of 50,000 towers.
Chief Marketing Officer
Azuka Ndulewe is responsible for all Sales, Marketing and site acquisition and estate management activities, including product development and brand management. He has over 20 years’ experience holding key operational roles in well-known companies. He held the position of Head, Product Marketing and later Ag Chief Marketing Officer at MTS First Wireless; the pioneer private wireless telecommunication operator in Nigeria. While at MTS he played pivotal roles in the network/technology change from Etacs to CDMA 2001x platform, as key member of the launch team leading the product development group. He was also responsible for driving the infrastructure sharing initiative amongst telecom operators from MTS end. After his exit from MTS, he took up a consultancy role at Ghana telecom as Product Management Consultant while the operator was under the management of TMP. He later joined Madonna Chambers, a firm of Capital Market and Real Estate Solicitors as Partner.
Chief Legal Officer
Nwadiuto is the Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer and is responsible for the legal and regulatory functions at Helios Towers Nigeria. Nwadiuto has 14 years legal and regulatory advisory experience with particular focus on West and East Africa Region (WECA)
Nwadiuto’s experience includes advising on general commercial matters, Mergers and Acquisition (M & A), Outsourcing, regulatory assignments, litigation and company secretarial duties. Over recent years, she had led and managed legal teams advising on major advisory transactions, sale and lease backs, M&A’s in relation to a range of assets classes in respect of the telecoms sector.
Prior to joining Helios Towers Nigeria, Nwadiuto had worked in almost all segments of the Nigerian telecommunications sector including the role of AGM, Head Legal and Regulatory/Company Secretary in Visafone Communications (CDMA), at Senior Manager Level in Airtel Nigeria (GSM). She has also served as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer level for UNOTELOS, a Value Added Services Company and CCIC FZ , a Dubai based interconnect clearing and financial reconciliation company.
She joined Helios Towers Nigeria in January, 2014 ad Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer.
Chief Technical Officer
Chandrakant has over 29 years multi-faceted experience of leading projects and operations for Telecom Equipment, infrastructure and Networks of large dimensions and multi locations. Core competences are in Telecom infrastructure Engineering and Project management Network integration and operations. Prior to his current role he has worked with Reliance Communication Limited Mumbai, where he worked as the Head Program Management for passive infra sharing and sites delivery to tenant operators. While at reliance he managed tenancy for 16000 BTS units of 8 operators in less than 16 months period enabling revenue of Rs 50+Cr per month, also he successfully led expansion of OFC Transport Network by 60,000kms and 7,700nodes in 18months involving total budget of over Rs 2500Cr. Mr. Modi also worked at Ericsson Communications with achievements such as; successful implementation of IN (Pre-paid) system for 3 GSM Circles for 1 million subscribers in 3 months, achieved the Roll-out of green field GSM Network in Gujarat for 130 BTS and 3 MSC in 11months at the cost of Rs 300Cr. He has a B.E in (Electronics & Instrumentation), from Gujarat University and a P.G Diploma in Business Management and Sales Management from AIIMS, Chennai India. He is a member of the PMI (Project Management Institute – India).
Chief Financial Officer
Abhulime has over 21 years Professional experience in Finance and Management across industries of Telecoms, Oil & Gas and fast moving consumer goods business.
In recent years, he focused on financial control, Creditor Management, Taxation, Financial systems, logistics and has been closely involved in the development and execution of business strategy in multi-billion Naira corporations. His key responsibilities in HTN includes (i) setting up of accounting systems, policies and structures (ii) financial analysis and reporting (iii) equity and debt financing (iv) negotiating with financial institutions (v) fiscal & tax management (vi) treasury management and (vii) planning, budgeting and forecasting.
He has held senior finance positions in Total PLC and served as Director Finance in Airtel and Etisalat. At inception of Etisalat he set up a novel cost effective Product distribution channel using local banks. Prior to joining HTN he was the Chief Financial Officer of Etisalat Nigeria.