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Samuel Jonah Chair View Profile

Samuel Jonah

Chair

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Nomination Committee (Chair)
Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience

Sir Samuel Jonah KBE, OSG has extensive listed company experience, having served on the boards of various public and private companies including Vodafone Group plc, Lonhro plc, the Global Advisory Council of the Bank of America corporation and Standard Bank Group. He has been Chairman of Roscan Gold Corporation Inc. since January 2020 and a Non-Executive Director of Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited since February 2019. He previously worked for Ashanti Goldfields and later became Executive President of AngloGold Ashanti Limited.

He was born and educated in Ghana and obtained a Master’s degree in Management from Imperial College London and is a member of the American Academy of Engineering.

Other Current Appointments

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London Stock Exchanges, and Roscan Gold Corporation Inc. listed in Canada on the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Kash Pandya Non-Executive Deputy Chair View Profile

Kash Pandya

Non-Executive Deputy Chair

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Kash Pandya became Non-Executive Deputy Chair in April 2022, following his retirement from the position of CEO, which he had held since August 2015. Before joining Helios Towers, he had previously been a Board Director with Aggreko plc, the world’s largest temporary power generation company, for eight years. This included five years as Managing Director, overseeing a doubling of its international business.

Kash has worked for various engineering and manufacturing companies including Jaguar, General Electric Company, Ford Motor Company and Novar plc (then Caradon plc). In 1999, he joined APW Ltd., a global manufacturing services company, to lead all operations outside the US. In 2004, he became the CEO of Johnston Group, a publicly quoted company, leaving the business on its sale to Ennstone plc. Kash became a non-executive director of James Fisher & Sons plc in October 2021.

Kash began his career through an engineering apprenticeship and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology Engineering and a Master’s degree in Manufacturing.

Other Current Appointments

James Fisher & Sons plc

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Tom Greenwood Chief Executive Officer View Profile

Tom Greenwood

Chief Executive Officer

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Tom Greenwood joined Helios Towers at company start-up in 2010 and was appointed CEO in April 2022. He previously held numerous Group roles including COO, CFO and Finance Director.

In his tenure at Helios Towers so far, Tom has overseen all 16 major M&A transactions, the expansion of the Group into 10 countries, the inaugural bond in 2017, the Initial Public Offering on the London Stock Exchange in 2019, and driving the Group’s business excellence power uptime delivery to a record 99.99% in 2021.

Tom joined Helios Towers from PwC and is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Manjit Dhillon Chief Financial Officer View Profile

Manjit Dhillon

Chief Financial Officer

Appointed to the Board:

1 January 2021

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Manjit Dhillon joined Helios Towers in 2016. He was appointed CFO in January 2021, having held the positions of interim CFO and Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Finance. Sustainability and IT report into the CFO.

Manjit has overseen transactions including capital raisings of c.US$3 billion, substantially reducing the cost of capital, and the acquisitions of multiple tower portfolios across six new high growth markets. He also played a key role throughout the successful IPO of Helios Towers on the London Stock Exchange in 2019.

Prior to Helios Towers, Manjit has held a number of positions in the financial services sector, including with Deloitte, Goldman Sachs and Lyceum Capital. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Magnus Mandersson Senior Independent Director View Profile

Magnus Mandersson

Senior Independent Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee
Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience

Magnus Mandersson was appointed Senior Independent Director on 12 September 2019. He has more than 25 years of experience in the Telecommunications and Media sectors.

Magnus worked at Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson for 14 years, where he held various positions including Executive Vice President. He was also President and Chief Executive Officer of SEC, the parent company for Tele2 Europe, held a number of leadership positions in the IKEA Group and Millicom S.A., and was Chair of Next Biometrics Group ASA.

He is Chair of Karnov Group AB and Tampnet ASA, and a board member of Albert Immo Holding S.à.r.l., PMM Advisors S.A. and Interogo Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Lund University in Sweden.

Other Current Appointments

Chair of Karnov Group AB, a Sweden-listed company on NASDAQ.

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Alison Baker Independent Non-Executive Director View Profile

Alison Baker

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee (Chair)
Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience

Alison Baker has more than 25 years of experience in auditing, capital markets and assurance services. She has worked extensively in emerging markets, including those in Africa.

Until January 2017, Alison was a partner at PwC LLP and, previously, a partner at EY LLP. She is Senior Independent Director of Rockhopper Exploration Plc and Non-Executive Director of Endeavour Mining Plc.

She is a qualified Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and gained a Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences from Bath University.

Other Current Appointments

Rockhopper Exploration Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange; Endeavour Mining Corp, listed on the Toronto and London Stock Exchanges; Capstone Copper Corp.

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Richard Byrne Independent Non-Executive Director View Profile

Richard Byrne

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Audit Committee
Remuneration Committee (Chair)

Skills and Experience

Richard Byrne was appointed to the Board on 12 September 2019, having previously been a Director of Helios Towers, Ltd. since December 2010. Richard co-founded TowerCo in 2004, serving as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He was a member of the board of directors from its inception until his retirement in December 2018.

Before TowerCo, he was President of the tower division of SpectraSite Communications, Inc. Richard has also served as National Director of Business Development at Nextel Communications Inc. From 2008 to 2018, he served on the board of directors of the Wireless Infrastructure Trade Association (‘WIA’) in the US.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Helis Zulijani-Boye Non-Executive Director View Profile

Helis Zulijani-Boye

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

9 March 2022

Committees

None

Skills and Experience

Helis Zulijani-Boye is Managing Director of Newlight Partners LP, an independent investment manager formed in October 2018 when the Strategic Investments Group (“SIG”) of Soros Fund Management LLC spun out. Helis has been with Newlight Partners LP (and its predecessor, SIG) since 2013 and primarily focuses on sourcing, executing and managing investments in acceleration of tech-enabled services.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the private equity and investment banking industries, having previously worked at the Charterhouse Group, the Carlyle Group and JP Morgan. She currently serves on the boards of Ciklum (digital transformation services), BayoTech (on-site hydrogen production) and ASSIST (US-based non-profit organisation matching academically talented students with American independent high schools). Helis holds a BA in Economics and a Citation in German Language from Harvard University.

Other Current Appointments

Board member of Ciklum, BayoTech and ASSIST

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Temitope Lawani Non-Executive Director View Profile

Temitope Lawani

Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board:

12 September 2019

Committees

Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience

Temitope Lawani was previously a Director of Helios Towers, Ltd., serving since February 2010. A Nigerian national, he was co-founder and Managing Partner, and is now co-Chief Executive and Director of Helios Fairfax Partners Corporation (‘Helios’, formerly named Helios Investment Partners) and has more than 25 years of principal investment experience. He is also Non-Executive Director of Vivo Energy Holdings plc and Director of Pershing Square Holdings Ltd.

Prior to forming Helios, Temitope was a principal in the San Francisco and London offices of TPG Capital, a global private equity firm. Temitope began his career as a corporate development analyst at the Walt Disney Company. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Juris Doctorate (cum laude) from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Other Current Appointments

Vivo Energy Holding plc and Pershing Square Holdings Ltd, both listed on the London Stock Exchange, and Helios Fairfax Partners, listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

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Sally Ashford Independent Non-Executive Director View Profile

Sally Ashford

Independent Non-Executive Director

Independent Non-Executive Director for Workforce Engagement

Appointed to the Board:

15 June 2020

Committees

Nomination Committee, Remuneration Committee

Skills and Experience

Sally Ashford joined the Helios Towers Board in June 2020 as Non-Executive Director for workforce engagement. Sally is currently Group HR Director at Informa plc, a role she commenced in June 2021.

Sally has over 30 years’ experience in the field of Human Resources (‘HR’) including significant expertise in reward, talent and business transformation. In her early career, Sally worked in HR research and consultancy before moving in-house. She spent 15 years working in a variety of HR roles in the Telecoms industry at BT, O2 and Telefonica, including European HR Director and Deputy Global HR Director. In 2015, Sally joined Royal Mail where she became Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2018, a role she held until February 2021.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from the University of Manchester and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Warwick.

Other Current Appointments

None

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Carole Wamuyu Wainaina Independent Non-Executive Director View Profile

Carole Wamuyu Wainaina

Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed to the Board

13 August 2020

Committees

Audit Committee
Nomination Committee

Skills and Experience

Carole Wamuyu Wainaina is currently Senior Advisor to the CEO at the Africa50 Infrastructure Fund. She joined Africa50 in 2017 as the COO.

This followed her role as an Assistant Secretary General at the United Nations in the Department of Management. Carole was previously Executive Vice President and Chief HR Officer at Koninklijke Philips N.V., and also spent 13 years with The Coca Cola Company. There, she held several senior roles across Europe, Eurasia and Africa and also worked as the Chief of Staff to the Global Chairman and CEO.

She is Non-Executive Director for the Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company and Non-Executive Board Member for the Nairobi International Finance Centre. Carole holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Southern Queensland in Australia, majoring in Marketing, Human Resources and Organisational Development.

Other Current Appointments:

None