The Nordic IT services and software company Tieto has announced it is opening an office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The new office will concentrate on serving Tieto Oil & Gas Unit customers and strengthen Tieto’s presence in the Americas. Carlos Albano de Costa, who has joined the company as Director of Sales for Latin America, will be leading the office.
Tieto is concentrating on making strategic acquisitions for growing its oil and gas business. Currently, Tieto’s Oil & Gas Unit operates from 13 offices located across Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, UK and USA.
“We have a sizeable customer base in Latin America and this expansion brings us closer to it,” says Aksel Harstad, Head of Sales for Tieto’s Oil & Gas Solutions. “I am positive that this proximity will facilitate improved understanding of the local industry trends and market, thus enabling us to serve our customers better.”
Tieto has been taking major steps towards fulfilling the growth ambitions for its business within oil and gas, earlier this year acquiring Petrostreamz to strengthen its position in the upstream business.
“The changing energy landscape in Latin America is driving oil and gas companies to look at ways to improve operational efficiency and optimisation and, at the same time, develop new business models to reduce carbon footprints,” says Kaare Lunde, Vice President of Tieto’s Oil & Gas Unit. “By providing its global market-standard offerings in Hydrocarbon Accounting, decision support, optimisation and Personnel Logistics, Tieto is well-positioned to add value to our existing and prospective customers.”
Carlos Albano de Costa will be joining the Americas Sales Organization, and will be responsible for growing Tieto’s business in South America. Carlos has previously held several Sales leadership positions in Latin America, Africa and Russia.