Callcredit steps up investment in Lithuania and appoints new Country Manager
Data, analytics and software business Callcredit Information Group has appointed Eglė Šimė as its new Country Manager. At the same time it has reaffirmed its commitment to Kaunas, signing a new lease for increased space at its current location in the Žalgirio Arena.
Eglė will be responsible for the running of Callcredit’s Lithuanian operations and the development of new specialist functions and areas of expertise. The Kaunas team recently added the development of software solutions in the field of customer identification and fraud prevention to its areas of responsibility, and is expected to play an important role in Callcredit’s migration to cloud-based IT solutions as well as further expansion of its machine learning capabilities.
In previous roles, Eglė has been responsible for devising and delivering strategic change programmes whilst ensuring and improving client service levels. Previously, Eglė has held senior roles across multiple sectors including energy and IT, across customer service and technical disciplines. Her most recent position was as member of the board at Technologijų Inovacijų Centras part of Lietuvos Energija.
Mike Gordon, CEO, Callcredit Information Group, said: “Our Lithuanian office is a key part of our overall operations. We continue to benefit from the skills of colleagues based in Kaunas and the surrounding area. Eglė Šimė brings with her experience from different roles and sectors that will complement and enhance our existing offering and we look forward to the exciting opportunities these will create.”
Callcredit has had an office in Kaunas since 2012 and employs almost 200 IT, marketing and customer service professionals. The office is recognised as a centre of excellence within the wider Callcredit Information Group and has continued to grow as a result. Alongside the appointment of Eglė as Country Manager, the business has also signed a new lease on its current location with the addition of extra floor space to accommodate its ongoing expansion.
Eglė Šimė, Callcredit Information Group Lithuania Country Manager, said: “I am delighted to be joining Callcredit Information Group in Kaunas. It’s a real success story that shows just how talented and attractive the local area is to expanding global businesses.
“The signing of a new lease for increased space is a real vote of confidence in both our colleagues and the wider city as a whole. The office continues to grow, sharing in the success of the wider business and I look forward to helping guide our Lithuanian operations through the next stage of evolution as we continue to embrace and implement new technologies and ways of thinking.”