ScienceSoft Appoints a Managing Director of its EU Office in Helsinki

ScienceSoft Inc., an IT consulting and custom software development company headquartered in Minsk, Belarus, has appointed Mr Akif Ali as Managing Director of ScienceSoft Oy – ScienceSoft’s Finnish subsidiary located in Helsinki.

As the managing director of ScienceSoft Oy Mr. Ali will be overseeing business development, sales and marketing efforts in the Nordic countries. The appointment of Mr Ali is a next step in ScienceSoft’s business expansion in Northern Europe, which will also strengthen the existing relationships with customers in the region. Mr. Ali’s extensive knowledge and experience at a number of top executive positions will be instrumental in carrying out ScienceSoft  business strategy in the region.

“The appointment of an experienced professional such as Mr Ali will help improve our reach and competitive position in this key market. We want to narrow the gap between our nations in terms of language and culture and better understand our customers to provide higher value added services,” commented Nikolay Kurayev, CEO of ScienceSoft.

Akif Ali has over 20 years experience in executive management positions in the IT/ICT and health services sectors and has contributed to several international business ventures. During his career at a Finnish subsidiary of Scitex Corporation he brought a new generation of graphic arts systems to the global marketplace. While director at Kronodoc Oy, a document management company, he drove the market entry of pioneering web based document management to the Nordic countries.

As a managing director of Arcus Software he brought innovative 3D map technology to Japan as well as helped in implementing one of the first smart text messaging services for mobile users in Finland. Before joining ScienceSoft Akif Ali was a director at Finnish Red Cross Blood Service in 2005-2010. There, he was in charge of IT, finance and advanced therapies. Akif Ali has studied computer science at Helsinki Univeristy of Technology.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to bring the professional services of the highly skilled ScienceSoft technical staff to customers in Finland and other Nordic countries. We are confident that ScienceSoft customers will find our services adding true value to their own product and service development”, says Akif Ali.

About ScienceSoft Inc.

Founded in 1989, ScienceSoft Inc. is one of the most mature IT outsourcing providers in Eastern Europe. Headquartered in Minsk, Belarus, ScienceSoft operates an EU subsidiary in Helsinki, Finland. The company’s highlights include 250 experienced professionals, ISO 9001:2000 certified processes and over 20 years of market experience. ScienceSoft has the status of a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the status of an IBM Core Supplier for technical services.

ScienceSoft service offerings embrace outsourced product development, custom application development, mobile/wireless application development, Microsoft technology consulting, Oracle technology consulting, automated database and application migration, software testing, Offshore Development Center (ODC).

The global client base exceeds one hundred companies, from small businesses to Fortune 500 multinationals in 24 countries. The company possesses strong knowledge of vertical domains including banking and finance, healthcare, telecommunication, engineering, entertainment, retail, security, construction and transportation.

Akif Ali, Managing Director of ScienceSoft Oy, and Nikolai Kurayev, CEO of ScienceSoft Inc (Belarus).

Source: ScienceSoft

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