Eastern European Markets

October, the 13th, 2008

TietoEnator appoints Leonid Bliachov as a strategic
advisor for Russia and CIS countries

In connection to TietoEnator's second quarter interim report, the company announced its growth plans and ambitions in Russia. As a part of its strategy execution plan, TietoEnator has invited Leonid Bliachov (born 1961) to join TietoEnator as a strategic advisor for Russia and CIS countries.

Bliachov has graduated from University of Leningrad (mathematical economics, operation research), and he also holds an MBA Financial strategy OUBS from London / Munich. During his career Bliachov has worked for IBM East Europe, Documentum, Vignette as well as for Yukos Group - Sibintek Ltd. Previously he has been working as director for Lukoil Technology Services. On top his extensive experience about Russian IT market Bliachov has been working actively with IT companies in Poland, Czech, Ukraine, the Baltic countries, Hungary and Romania.

Executive Vice President Pekka Viljakainen says: "The current turmoil in the global economy, and especially in Russia, is speeding up the inevitable restructuring of the Russian IT industry. The business models which have been based on very inexpensive and unlimited IT labour are not competitive anymore. TietoEnator's core asset is its proven capability to digitalize its customers' core processes in finance, telecom, energy, retail and manufacturing industries. By combining TietoEnator's assets with Bliachov's up-to-date insight about corporate Russia, we can make tempting value propositions to enterprise customers. For TietoEnator this is opening immediate new business opportunities for accelerated growth and business with both western and Russian enterprise customers operating in Russia and other CIS countries."

About TietoEnator
TietoEnator is a professional service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers' businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors.

International press and interview requests
Reeta Kaukiainen, EVP, Communications and Investor Relations, tel. +358 2072 68711,
+358 50 522 0924,
Pekka Viljakainen, Executive Vice President, TietoEnator, +358 20 726 7337,
Leonid Bliachov, Senior Vice President, +7 98 5231 0648,

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