Tieto names Nina Christiansen alliance director

Source: Tieto

Nina Christiansen has been appointed Alliance Director at Tieto, Customer and Market Operations.

Her role is to lead Tieto's Strategic Alliances worldwide. She will develop and implement alliance best practices and procedures across all strategic partners, driving business growth, market differentiation and increased partner investment in Tieto.

Nina will be responsible for partner strategies, joint programmes and executive relationships driving business development, lead generation and field sales engagements in Tieto's matrix environment supported by industry sales teams, service lines as well as countries and partners.

Nina will bring with her a wealth of experience. For the past 20 years she has worked in various sales and partnership businesses and with systems integrators, software companies and the telecom industry.

Nina will start in her new position on 19 January, 2009. She'll be based in London, UK.

"I welcome Nina Christiansen to Tieto's winning team. She joins us from Unisys, where she headed the entire Unisys UK EMEA partnership business & Microsoft EMEA partnership business, in which she was recognised of doing an outstanding job," says Kim Andersen.

"The current recession is speeding up the need to increase productivity with the latest IT innovations. In winning companies and industries, this process is now accelerated. Tieto has made a clear and firm commitment to its customers. We will be the number one partner for industry and customer adaptation of world leading technologies. I am very excited to invite Nina Christiansen to join our Tieto team. Her contribution will strengthen our team in global alliances. Her international perspective and proven track record with managing global alliances will support our growth ambitions in all the countries where Tieto operates," says Pekka Viljakainen.

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