Steven Marshall
Chairman, Digital Infrastructure, Cordiant Capital

Speaker Profile

Steven Marshall is Chairman of Cordiant’s Digital Infrastructure practice. He is Co-Head of both Cordiant Digital Infrastructure Limited (CORD:LSE) and Cordiant Digital GP/LP fund (in fundraising).

Formerly President of American Tower’s core business (AMT:NYSE; market capitalisation ~$120B), he oversaw two $5 billion acquisitions, as well as a significant programme of organic growth and tuck-under acquisitions during his 10 year tenure. Prior to that he helped American Tower establish operations in EMEA, India and parts of Latin America. Before AMT he was CEO of National Grid Wireless (then Europe’s largest digital infrastructure business) and Executive Chairman of a $1.5 billion fibre joint-venture between France Telecom, Sprint and National Grid.  He served as Chairman of the Wireless Infrastructure Association in USA, and as a Director of the CTIA (the mobile carriers’ association in the USA).

He currently Chairs the Boards of CRA, a multi-asset digital Infrastructure business in the Czech Republic, NextGenAccess a fiber developer in the UK, and Paradigm Infrastructure, an African Tower Operator, and sits on the board of Tawal, Saudi Telecom’s wholly owned Tower Company. Mr. Marshall trained as a civil engineer at the University of Manchester, UK and subsequently earned his MBA at Alliance Manchester Business School, UK.

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