When Sam Darwish invested $1 billion into his telecommunications company, IHS Towers, in 2013, he did so with the aim of improving infrastructure across Africa.
Now, with a further $850 million of investment proposed for this year, Sam Darwish and IHS Towers are fast-becoming the leading names in African telecommunications.
When Forbes Africa sat down with Sam Darwish, they found a man with a natural affinity for his adopted home of Lagos.
From a difficult childhood in war-torn Beirut, through to developing IHS Towers into an international telecommunications giant, Sam Darwish’s life makes for essential reading.
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