MD Ghana & Regional Director Central Africa
Fritz Dzeklo has been Managing Director of Helios Towers Ghana since July 2019. Fritz joined Helios Towers in October 2012, having held various senior roles during his time, including Project Director for Helios Towers Tanzania and Head of Projects for Helios Towers Ghana. Prior to Helios Towers Ghana, he was at Vodafone Ghana.
Fritz has experience in East Africa and West Africa, is a certified Lean Six Sigma professional and is a citizen of Ghana.
MD Senegal & Regional Director of West Africa
Karim Ndiaye joined Helios Towers as Managing Director for Senegal in March 2021, launching operations in our sixth market. Prior to joining Helios Towers, Karim held the role of Regional Asset Management Director for the Meridiam Investment Africa Fund, an infrastructure investment fund. In this role, he supported the fund in the opening of their Dakar office and was responsible for the management of several large infrastructure projects across West and Central Africa in sectors including Renewable Energy and Transport & Logistics.
Karim is an accredited Lean Six Sigma Orange Belt with over 16 years of international experience in senior management roles in companies including Man Energy Solutions, Aggreko and Ericsson, delivering power projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. He is a Senegalese national.
MD Oman & Regional Director Middle East & East Africa
Ramsey Koola was appointed Managing Director (‘MD’) of Helios Towers Oman in July 2021. Ramsey will lead the integration and operational teams in this new market, further to the announced Omantel tower portfolio acquisition earlier this year. Prior to this appointment, Ramsey held the position of MD for Helios Towers Tanzania. He was instrumental in growing the Helios Towers Tanzania business and delivering on our strategic plan in Tanzania.
Ramsey joined Helios Towers in 2015 as Head of NOC, later taking on the role of Group Head of NOC, in which he delivered technology upgrades and process improvements across the business. Prior to Helios Towers, Ramsey was a Technical Support Manager with Siemens Telecommunications (Pty) Ltd and CELLC (Pty) in South Africa and has over 20 years’ experience in the African Telecommunications industry. He is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and a citizen of Tanzania.
MD South Africa & Regional Director Southern Africa
Marinus Gieselbach has been the Managing Director of Helios Towers South Africa since June 2020. Marinus joined Helios Towers South Africa as the Operations Director in 2019. Prior to joining Helios Towers, he held executive positions in operations, commercial and finance with Vulatel, Dimension Data Advanced Infrastructure and Plessey. During this time, he delivered various tower, fibre and data centre projects in 12 African countries over a period of 14 years.
Marinus holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Financial Management from the University of Pretoria. He is a citizen of South Africa.