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IHS Towers CEO wins AABLA award


Issam Darwish, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS

Issam Darwish, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IHS

IHS Holding Limited Executive Vice Chairman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Issam Darwish, has won the All Africa Business Leaders Awards’ (AABLA) 2016 West Africa Business Leader award during the yearly ceremony held in partnership with CNBC Africa in Lagos at the weekend.

The award was won in relation to Issam’s founding and leadership of IHS Towers, the largest mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, which continues to rapidly grow and roll out bespoke new integrated alternative energy solutions to power its towers.

Both Issam and IHS believe that the telecoms sector is a critical enabler of Africa’s economic growth through providing the most reliable and effective mobile networks to local entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses and multinationals across Africa. Over 95 per cent of IHS’s employees are African and IHS employs close to 40,000 people directly and indirectly through its exclusive subcontractors.

The company also remains committed to supporting the local communities in which it operates and its Corporate Social Responsibility programme – focused on people, education and empowerment, business ethics, and energy and the environment – underpins numerous elements of its day-to-day business activities.

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