Based in London, Emmanuel Léonard is the Business Development Director of Helios Towers (“HT”) since 2016, focusing on M&A, corporate strategy and customer contract negotiation. Emmanuel joined HT in 2013 where he was previously Business Development Manager and interim Commercial Director in Tanzania. Since inception Helios Towers has closed seven portfolio acquisitions across four countries in Africa and currently operates over 6,500 cell tower sites.
Prior to joining HT, he was a member of the European leveraged buyout team of Quilvest Private Equity in London. He previously worked for Millennium Finance Corporation, advising telecommunications operators and Governments on privatisations, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic transactions in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Emmanuel is a graduate of ENSAE ParisTech, SciencesPo Paris and Columbia University in New York.