VimpelCom, the parent company of Mobilink headquartered in Amsterdam, today announced the commencement of Global Services Pakistan by launching a dedicated Global Shared Services Center in Islamabad.
Global Shared Services (GSS) is a venture of VimpelCom which allows it to make its operating model more efficient. Global Shared Services will enable VimpelCom to centralize and simplify the transactional activities for its Procurement, Finance, and Human Resources functions across the Group’s 13 operating companies.
The opened center was the first of the three new Global Shared Services Centers which are to be introduced by Vimplecom shortly. Modelled in order to standardize the existing operating procedures, and improve process efficiency, the Global Services Pakistan will be providing services to VimpelCom’s operating companies in Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Amsterdam. The center will also employ 400 people.
The locations of the three Shared Services Centers were selected so as to accommodate different time zones and languages across VimpelCom’s geographic footprint, and to spread technical and security risks.
Andrew Davies, the Chief Financial Officer at VimpelCom, on the occasion said,
“We are globalizing our operations to leverage the strengths of the Group and to improve our efficiency. With the establishment of Global Shared Services, our operating companies will be able to focus on their core operations, creating the right platform to develop innovative, high quality services that will improve our customers’ lives.”
Aamir Ibrahim, CEO Mobilink & Warid Pakistan, said,
“This is a proud moment for us that Islamabad was chosen to be one of the three global destinations, where the GSS facility was to be built to not only provide back office support to Jazz, but also to VimpelCom’s business unit in Bangladesh and its head office in Amsterdam.”
The center opened in Pakistan is the first Global Shared Services Center by VimpleCom. Athough there exists, the company’s existing service center in Yaroslavl, Russia but it has to be incorporated into the Global Shared Services organization. After the incorporation it will become Global Services Russia. VimpleCom also plans to open another Global Shared Services Center in Ukraine which will provide services to the VimpelCom’s businesses in Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and will employ 900 people.