IHS Towers Appoints SVP & Chief Strategy Officer

IHS Holding Limited, a global independent owner, operator and developer of shared telecommunications infrastructure, has appointed Bill Bates to Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Based in the United States, Bates will be responsible for the Group’s organic and inorganic strategy, running group mergers and acquisitions and group commercial, reporting directly to Sam Darwish, IHS Towers Chairman and CEO. Bates also will serve as a member of IHS Towers’ Executive Committee.

With more than 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications sector, Bates has been instrumental in driving international growth throughout the emerging markets for SBA Communications.

He joins IHS Towers from Brookfield Asset Management, one of the largest telecom infrastructure investors globally, where he has spent the last five years investing in towers, fiber and data centers.