Executive Team
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Eaton Towers brings together an Executive Team with unparalleled experience and knowledge of the African telecoms industry. With its head office in London, Eaton Towers has permanent operations in Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Kenya.

Sanjiv Ahuja Sanjiv Ahuja is co-founder and Chairman of Eaton Towers. Previously CEO and Chief Operating Officer of Orange from 2003 to 2007. Under his leadership, Orange grew from 45m to over 100m customers worldwide and expanded aggressively into Africa.

Alan Harper Alan Harper is co-founder and CEO of Eaton Towers and has over 25 years of telecoms experience, including 17 years' experience in Africa. Previously Group Strategy & New Business Director for Vodafone Group PLC from 1995 to 2007, responsible for corporate and regulatory strategy, business development, R&D and public policy. Managing Director of Vodafone UK from 1999 to 2000, then with 12m customers and more than 10,000 base stations.

Pankaj Kulshrestha Pankaj Kulshrestha is Eaton’s Group COO. He has extensive operational experience in the Indian telecom market. Prior to joining Eaton, he was the VP Operations and Regional Head North & West at ATC in India, where he was also part of the core group for M&A activities including leading the operational due diligence and the post-acquisition integration activities.

Terry Rhodes Terry Rhodes is co-founder and Director of Eaton Towers with over 25 years of telecoms experience, the last 17 of which Terry has focused exclusively on Africa. Terry co-founded Celtel and helped to raise over $1bn to invest in African mobile networks. Celtel expanded across 16 sub-Saharan countries and was sold in 2005 for $3.4bn. Terry was a board member of Celtel operations in Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Gabon and Congo-B.

Peter Lewis Peter Lewis is the CFO of Eaton Towers with over 20 years' experience in telecoms finance and over 10 years of African experience. Peter joined Eaton from Millicom where he was Head of Corporate Finance from 1999 to 2010 raising over $1bn in debt finance for Africa. Driver of Millicom's strategy to monetise its African towers in Ghana, Tanzania and DRC.

Toby Robinson Toby Robinson is the Commercial Director of Eaton Towers. Toby has worked on towers transactions in France, UK and Germany and with corporates including Vodafone, BT and Apple as well as investors including Providence, 3i and Apax.

Bridget Hill Bridget Hill is the Group General Counsel of Eaton Towers. Bridget joined Eaton Towers from Allen & Overy LLP where she was co-head of their Africa Desk and a member of their M&A practice. Bridget has 13 years of experience in African focused transactions during which time she completed two secondments to telecoms companies.


Local Senior Management

Eaton Towers Ghana

Gareth Townley Gareth Townley is Managing Director of Eaton Towers Ghana. Gareth has over 10 years' experience in African telecoms, including most recently CEO at Viasat Broadcasting from 2008 to 2011. Previously Gareth was CEO for Millicom's cellular businesses in Sierra Leone and Ghana from 2003 to 2007.

Eaton Towers South Africa

Keith Boyd Keith Boyd is the Managing Director of Eaton Towers South Africa. Keith has served in executive positions of IT and tower companies in Africa over the last 15 years and has worked closely with top executives of leading telecoms operators to implement coverage solutions which reduce costs.

Corné Bonthuys is Finance Director of Eaton Towers South Africa. Prior to this he held senior positions with Stocks & Stocks and Bateman.

Eaton Towers Uganda

Soban Pasha Soban Pasha is the Managing Director of Eaton Towers Uganda and brings in more than 17 years of experience in telecoms and consulting, working with major cellular and tower operators in Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada and Russia. Before joining Eaton Towers, Pasha has held various C-level positions at Millicom (Tigo) including Regional GM, Commercial Director EEMEA and CEO in Ghana and Tanzania. He has also held CEO positions for Orascom Telecel in Nepal and Namibia, and more recently with American Towers as their CEO in Ghana.

Adnan Quddus is Finance Director of Eaton Towers in Ghana. Adnan has over 18 years of experience in leading cellular companies. He was formerly CFO for Orascom Telecel in Namibia and prior to that was CFO for Millicom's businesses in Ghana and Tanzania.

Eaton Towers Kenya

Peter Reinartz Peter Reinartz is the Managing Director of Eaton Towers Kenya and brings close to 20 years of General Management expertise in cable and telecommunication network companies, of which the last 5 years in Kenya, respectively as Deputy CEO at Orange/Telkom Kenya and as Managing Director of triple play operator Wananchi Group Kenya.

Snehar Shah, CFA is the Finance Director of Eaton Towers Kenya and brings close to 20 years of Financial expertise in telecommunication companies and investment banking, of which the last 5 years in Kenya, as Deputy CFO and Chief Orange Money Officer at Orange/Telkom Kenya. Snehar has also acted as Finance Director for Eaton Towers Uganda for the last year driving the growth of our start-up operation. Snehar is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College, London.