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Darragh Stokes is a Managing Partner and Director of Hardiman Telecommunications Ltd., (“HTL”), which he joined in 1998. HTL advises major investment banks, private equity funds and telecommunications carriers on Company Valuations, Flotations, Mergers and Acquisitions, Performance Optimisation, Competitive Strategy, Market Entry, Market Positioning, Operations, Licensing, Service Development, Service Positioning, and Technology Management and Transition.
From facilities in London and Hong Kong, the company's expertise spans Western Europe, Central / Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim. As measured by transaction value and volume, HTL is the leading telecommunications consultancy active in emerging markets worldwide.
African assignments have included strategy and market entry work for telecommunications operators, M&A work for telecommunications operators and towers operators, government consultancy work and extensive facilitation and support of project, debt and equity financing.
Mr. Stokes graduated in Electronic Engineering from Dublin City University in 1978, and is a member of the Society of Cable Television Engineers, and holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance from the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.
Prior to joining HTL, Mr. Stokes worked with Retix Corporation, Logica, ICL Fujitsu and ISR Global Telecom, successively in engineering, sales, international business development, divisional management and general management.