Mustafa Tharoo

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Mustafa is responsible for all Legal matters pertaining to IHS, guiding the company through change and providing Legal counsel to the Board of Directors and the wider Executive Committee. 

He is a leading corporate and commercial lawyer. Mustafa joined IHS Towers in 2011 and has over 20 years of experience in M&A and project finance transactions globally.  He has acted on a variety of such matters both on behalf of sponsors/purchasers and targets in Africa, Middle East, Asia and Latin America and has overseen more than 30 such transactions successfully during his tenure at IHS Towers. He is also a member of IHS' Executive Ethics Committee. 

Mustafa's primary fields of practice include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, complex commercial contracts and corporate and project finance matters. He has also undertaken a variety of private and public company commercial work. Mustafa has acted for, and advised, vendors and purchasers on the acquisition and disposal of shares and assets. This included undertaking detailed due diligence investigations and drafting and negotiating share purchase, asset purchase, joint venture, partnership, sale and leaseback agreements, distribution and marketing agreements. On the debt capital markets side, he has also been involved in the drafting of OMs, listing of publicly traded securities and undertaking liability management exercises.

Before joining IHS Towers, Mustafa was a Consultant at ADEPT Chambers in Tanzania. Previously, he served as a Consultant at Ringo & Associates in Tanzania and a Partner at Anjarwalla & Khanna in Kenya. 

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