MD Helios Towers Tanzania
Gwakisa Stadi has been the Managing Director of Helios Towers Tanzania since July 2021. Prior to this appointment, Gwakisa held the position of Finance Director for Helios Towers Tanzania from 2017, where he successfully led the Finance function in our largest market, having joined the business in 2015 as Financial Controller.
Prior to joining Helios Towers Tanzania, Gwakisa worked as an external auditor at Deloitte Tanzania Ltd. In this role he provided auditing and assurance services to national and multinational corporates across sectors including Telecommuniations, Financial Services and Manufacturing, among others. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Dar es Salaam. He is a Certified Public Accountant – CPA(T) registered with the National Board of Accountants and Auditors (‘NBAA’). He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a citizen of Tanzania.
Deputy Managing Director Helios Towers DRC
Trish was promoted to Deputy Managing Director of HT DRC in April 2022. Trish oversees the day-to-day activities of the business in DRC while leading the finance department.
Colard Nkole Tshiyoyo
MD Helios Towers Madagascar
Colard Nkole Tshiyoyo became the Managing Director of Helios Towers Madagascar in June 2022. Previously Colard held the role of Managing Director for Helios Towers Congo Brazzaville. Colard joined Helios Towers in 2011 and has undertaken many roles including Project Manager, Project Director and Head of Performance Engineering. Colard is a Civil Engineer from the University of Kinshasa and, since 2009, has been a Professor Assistant in the Civil Engineering department at the University and a certified Project Manager since 2016.
Colard has over 17 years’ experience in the Telecommunications industry and before joining Helios, Colard was working for Airtel as the Site Supervisor in 2004 and then Project Supervisor in 2006. Colard is a Congolese (DRC) citizen.
MD Helios Towers Malawi
Matthews Mtumbuka joined Helios Towers as Managing Director of Helios Towers Malawi in December 2021. Prior to joining Helios Towers Malawi Matthews was CEO at UbuntuNet Alliance, providers of ICT services to universities in 26 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. Matthews also held senior management roles in Airtel for eight years, in Malawi, Rwanda and at the African Head Office in Kenya.
He holds a PhD in Engineering Science from Oxford University. He was also president of the Malawi Institution of Engineers from 2011 to 2013. He is a citizen of Malawi.
Head of Legal Gabon
Souany joined Helios Towers in April 2021 as Head of Legal and Regulatory for Gabon.
Prior to joining Helios Towers, Souany held the role of Legal and Insurance Director. She supported the legal and compliance strategy for the 5 entities of the Gabonese Oil and Gas Group.
Souany has over 12 years of experience in Tax, Legal and compliance, mainly in the Oil and Gas industry in Central and West Africa for Ernst & Young and Schlumberger. Souany holds a Master’s degree in Business Law, Trade and Tax Law from INSEEC Business School Paris. Souany is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors for Gabon dedicated to management of the activities of the Institute staff. She is a Gabonese citizen.
MD Helios Towers Congo Brazzaville
Maixent Bekangba joined Helios Towers as Managing Director of Helios Towers Congo Brazzaville in June 2022.
Prior to joining Helios Towers Congo Brazzaville, Maixent was most recently CEO of Property Technology Africa, an infrastructure for smart buildings and connected cities company. Maixent has also spent 13 years at Airtel where he held a number of senior management roles across Madagascar, Congo Brazzaville and Chad.