Sona Oganesyan appointed as CEO of Exactpro subsidiary in Armenia
London/New York/Yerevan, 21 June 2022 – Exactpro, a leading software testing services provider for financial market infrastructures, has announced today the expansion of its operations to Armenia, with the opening of a new office in Yerevan.
The new subsidiary will be led by Sona Oganesyan who has been appointed CEO of AI Testing LLC. In her new role, Oganesyan will spearhead the development of a new software testing delivery centre, with the aim of further diversification of Exactpro’s business across multiple geographies and timezones.
Sona has spent over a decade with Exactpro and brings deep expertise in functional testing to the role. She also has extensive knowledge of the local market, which will prove invaluable as the firm looks to attract new technical talent and strengthen the company’s software testing capabilities, enhancing the service delivery across the European and wider Western Asian region.
Iosif Itkin, CEO and co-founder of Exactpro, commented: “Launching our operations in Armenia, we are building on the success of our expansion to Georgia which started in 2018: our Tbilisi office currently employs almost 300 specialists, which makes it our largest delivery location. We see West Asia as a region with a significant growth potential due to the available talent pool and steady growth of the ICT sector and the relevant infrastructure for both local and international IT firms. We are delighted to be opening a new service delivery centre in Yerevan, which will be led by Sona, allowing clients to benefit from her unique skill set and the local know-how.”
On her appointment, Sona Oganesyan, CEO, AI Testing LLC, Armenia, said: “I look forward to leading Exactpro’s expansion into Armenia and the Western Asian region, tapping into its leading IT expertise.”
She added: “The past decade spent working with Exactpro has enabled me to work on a diverse range of projects, helping to build my expertise in the financial technology domain. I look forward to sharing my experience by working with local and international experts, helping to drive resiliency of the global financial services industry through system testing.”
Exactpro is planning to continue its rapid expansion over the coming year, both in the existing and new locations, in response to growing client demand.
Exactpro is a leading independent provider of software testing services for mission-critical technology that underpins global financial markets. The firm is experienced with trading, clearing and settlement platforms, market surveillance systems, market data systems, collateral and risk management systems, and post trade infrastructures. Exactpro provides functional and non-functional testing services to exchanges, clearing houses, securities depositories, trade repositories, digital exchanges, central banks, brokers, and investment banks worldwide. Headquartered in the UK, with operations in the US, Canada, Georgia, Sri Lanka, and Lithuania, Exactpro employs over 700 specialists. Learn more at exactpro.com or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.