Anne Mclaren is the Chief Executive Officer of American Tower’s South Africa operations. American Tower is a Fortune 500, S&P 500 and Forbes Global 2000 company that provides the infrastructure for modern digital communications. Anne is passionate about deploying telecommunications infrastructure as a key building block for greater digital inclusion in Africa.
As a leader, she strongly supports the notion of creating psychological safety in the workplace and advocates for all employees to feel safe to raise their voices, share ideas and admit mistakes without fear. She also believes that inclusion is a highly effective tool for leaders to unlock engagement, higher level problem-solving and innovation. However, inclusion must be ingrained in company culture through conscious habits to be effective. Having worked across several African countries in her prior role as General Counsel, Anne deeply values knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Prior to joining ATC, Anne was in private legal practice where she specialized in corporate and commercial law. Anne read for her BA psychology and LLB at the University of Cape Town. She also holds a Higher Diploma in Tax from the University of Johannesburg and a certificate in Advanced Company Law I and II from the University of Witwatersrand.
CEO, American Tower Corporation, South Africa