Press release June 18th 2014

Finnish ICT management and development specialist Sofigate is opening a branch in Sweden. Stockholm-based Sofigate AB will act as a stepping stone for further expansion in the Nordics.

”Expanding our operations into Sweden and other Nordic countries is a logical step for us. Companies in these countries are comfortable with utilizing specialist services as part of their own operations”, states Sami Karkkila, CEO of Sofigate Oy.

Jessica Borgudd will join Sofigate AB as Sales Director. For the past 10 years she has been working for the market intelligence firm IDC in various roles, including Sales Director in the Nordics and in the Benelux countries. Before her time with IDC, Borgudd worked for the research and consultancy company Ovum.

“Jessica Borgudd’s track record in the international specialist services business is impressive. She has extensive experience and a wide network of contacts”, Sami Karkkila comments.

“I have been following the Nordic ICT market closely for over a decade now. There is a huge amount of demand for Sofigate’s services throughout the Nordics, and the threshold for utilizing external specialist services is much lower in the other Nordic countries than it is in Finland”, Jessica Borgudd believes.

Sofigate is looking to recruit a number of staff in Sweden this year and the company strives to develop its Nordic competence center so that services can also be produced locally.

Opening a subsidiary in Sweden is a key step in achieving Sofigate’s growth targets. Sofigate aims to grow its annual turnover to 100 million euro and its staff into 750 employees by the year 2020. The company will be recruiting 50 new employees in Finland this year.

 

”In-a-Box service model”

In conjunction with opening a subsidiary in Sweden, Sofigate has also reworked its service model to better support further growth and international expansion.

“We offer our clients a complete package that includes top talent, best practices and tools, and a premium partner network that currently covers the Nordics and will later extend into all of Europe and the rest of the world. This new model provides our clients and partners with the best possible support. It combines all of our ICT management expertise in a modern way”, Sami Karkkila underscores.

The new service model is organized into the following service areas and directors:

  • Operations Design / Juha Huovinen
  • Program Management / Jari Raappana
  • Service Development / Jarmo Jätyri
  • Platform Services / Jori Kanerva
  • Midmarket Full Services / Riikka Kivimäki

“The new model supports our efforts for strong international growth, to be able to offer our customers an even more comprehensive service experience”, says Sami Karkkila.

 

More information:

Sami Karkkila
CEO
Sofigate Group Oy, Sofigate Oy
sami.karkkila@sofigate.com
tel. +358 400 805 446

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