Colby Synesael

Executive Vice President of Communications 

Colby is responsible for IHS Towers’ corporate communications including Investor Relations, Communications, and ESG reporting. He is also currently responsible for overseeing the activities of our Group Commercial and M&A functions and serves as the Head of the US Corporate Office.

Before joining IHS Towers in March 2022, Colby spent 12 years as a managing director and senior research analyst specializing in the communications infrastructure (towers, data centers, fiber) and telecom services industries at Cowen, an investment bank. Colby was regarded as one of the leading analysts in communications infrastructure and was ranked in the top three of Institutional Investor’s annual sell-side poll in each of his last five years at Cowen.

Prior to joining Cowen in March 2010, he was a senior research analyst at Kaufman Brothers and before that spent nearly three years at Merriman Curhan Ford. Between 2001 to January 2006 he worked at Thomas Weisel Partners as a research associate from 2003 onwards covering communications infrastructure and telecom services.

Colby holds a Bachelor of Science from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

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