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IHS Towers Appoints Stanley Martinez as Vice President & Head of Investor Relations

14 February 2018; London, United Kingdom: IHS Holding Limited (“IHS Towers” or “IHS"), one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure, or tower operators in the world, announces today the appointment of Stanley Martinez as Vice President and Head of Investor Relations, effective today.

Stanley has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets as a specialist in global telecommunications, tower investing and Investor Relations. He will lead IHS Towers’ Investor Relations team while additionally overseeing the corporate communications function.

Prior to joining IHS Towers, Stanley was Vice President Investor Relations for Deutsche Telekom, the number one ranked Investor Relations team in the telecommunications sector by Institutional Investor Magazine in 2016/17 in Europe. Before joining Deutsche Telekom in 2016, Stanley was a founding member of Legal & General Investment Management’s American operations from 2007 and served as Director of US and Asian High Yield Research from 2012-15. His institutional investment career has included positions in investment research, portfolio management and trading at AllianceBernstein, Conning Asset Management, National City Investment Management and Mercantile Safe-Deposit & Trust.

Sam Darwish, Executive Vice Chairman and Group CEO of IHS Towers, said: 

Stanley is an experienced and highly respected professional, and we are delighted to welcome him to IHS Towers. His deep understanding of the telecoms sector makes him an excellent addition to our leadership team as we continue to work to strengthen our market position and expand throughout the emerging markets.

Stanley commented: 

I am thrilled to be joining IHS Towers and look forward to working with my new colleagues to deliver a world class Investor Relations service, as well as continuing to develop the company’s corporate communications function.

Stanley holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management, with concentrations in Finance, Accounting and Strategy. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy—also from the University of Pennsylvania. He has been a CFA® Charterholder since 2001.


About IHS Towers

IHS is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure, or tower operators in the world with over 23,000 towers. IHS is the largest independent tower operator in Africa and EMEA and the third largest independent multinational tower operator globally, in both cases by tower count. IHS continues to grow and develop its business with leading market positions in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Rwanda and Zambia. IHS also led in-market consolidation in Africa through its acquisition of Helios Towers Nigeria in 2016, and announced an agreement in October 2017 to acquire Zain’s towers in Kuwait, subject to certain regulatory and statutory approvals.   

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