A company of the Swedish Tele2AB group, Shared Service Center (Tele2 SSC) provides information technology, telecommunications and financial management support functions. Since establishing itself in Latvia in 2004, over the years Tele2 SSC has grown to 500 staff members, and it plans to hire 100 more people by the end of 2016. Most recently, in June 2016, Tele2 SSC inaugurated another new office building in Riga.
In 2015, Tele2 SSC turnover increased by 29.2%, making it the fastest growing IT software developer and IT service provider in Latvia. Tele2 SSC extended the range of its functions in 2015 and took over the financial management of Tele2 AB group. The company provides IT&T and financial services to all Tele2 AB group companies in nine countries – Austria, Croatia, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Germany and Sweden.
“Provision of new services is an important step in the expansion process of the company that results in the increase of the number of staff members and the improvement of their skills,” explains the head of Tele2 SSC Kim Leandersson. Tele2 AB group Executive Vice-President Niklas Sonkin points out: "In Latvia we are employing more than 2000 people, from which 550 are employees of Tele2 SSC. […] Since 2004 it has grown very rapidly to become a center of excellence with a lot of skilled individuals working with IT, financial services, customer operations and other fields."