- Eaton Towers, the African tower ownership and management company, has appointed Gareth Townley as Managing Director and Adnan Quddus as Chief Financial Officer of its Ghanaian operations.
Gareth Townley 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.
Adnan Quddus 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.
- Jonathan Marchbank has been appointed as Virgin Mobile SA’s new CEO. This follows the news last month that the group has sold a stake in its SA operation to Middle Eastern mobile virtual network operator Friendi Group.
Marchbank will fill the position left vacant when Steve Bailey resigned in May. Bailey left to take up the position of chief commercial officer at Glo Mobile, the second largest mobile phone operator in Nigeria, a position he has since left over a salary dispute.