About Us

Overview

We have been established to own, build and operate mobile telecom towers, rooftop sites and in-building sites on the basis of long term partnerships with mobile telecom operators.

We pride ourselves in providing high service levels to support our clients leveraging our best-in-class engineering expertise whilst delivering genuine financial savings.

TASC was founded in 2017 by former executives from leading tower operating mobile telecom and engineering companies. The founding members’ previous business was the management and deployment of telecom towers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East

TASC is targeting the acquisition of tower portfolios from mobile operators predominantly in the EMEA region, working in partnership with established investment funds.

TASC’s Management team has significant experience in the tower industry, having deployed or managed 15,000+ towers and having set up or managed independent tower operating companies in four countries.

Executive Team

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Iyad M. Mazhar, Founder & Director

Iyad is responsible for strategy, financing, business development and operational oversight. Prior to founding TASC Towers, Iyad was the founding partner of TASC, a wireless telecom services provider that deployed towers for operators and OEM's in the emerging markets of Africa and the Middle East.

Iyad also co-founded and subsequently exited Wedge Alternatives, an investment advisory and global private placement boutique. Over the course of his financial career, Iyad has raised in excess of US$ 1bn in funding for various alternative investment funds.

Iyad was also the founder of FireFite SAL, a fire and security contracting company based in Beirut, Lebanon. Iyad started his career in 1992 with Bechtel, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction firms, working on projects in the UK and the UAE.

Iyad holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London

Garth Self, Director

Garth is a senior member of the TASC Towers Management team who is active mainly in the strategic, operation and business development areas. Garth is the co-founder of Russian Towers and a member of its Board overseeing strategic M&A activities. He is a serial entrepreneur with a long history in Russian telecommunications beginning in 1992 as the CFO of SFMT, one of the first Soviet-American telecom joint ventures.

Prior to co-founding Russian Towers Garth was President of the Indigo group of mobile phone companies in Russia. Garth is also the owner of the IKS group of companies, which focus on market research and publishing in the Russian TMT sphere. Before coming to Russia Garth was an investment banker in New York specializing in telecommunications. In addition to Russian Towers, Garth currently holds board positions at IKS Holding and the Bistrodengi group.

Garth is a US citizen and has a degree in economics from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.

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Marc Perusat, Director

Marc is responsible for TASC Towers’ financial affairs including mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining TASC Towers, Marc was the Head of Macquarie’s European Communications Infrastructure Group where he acted as both investment and board director of a number of tower operating companies including Arqiva and Ceske Radiokomunikace, as well as wireless operators (Airwave Solutions).

Prior to that he was an investment banker with Morgan Stanley and Citigroup with a focus on the telecom industry, originating and executing M&A and public financing transactions for the most part in Europe.

Marc holds a business degree from ESSEC and an MBA from Harvard Business School.