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Swift opens three international branches

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Swift Worldwide Resources, the premier supplier of manpower resources to the oil and gas industry, is expanding its global reach by opening three new international branches. These offices bring the total number of Swift locations to 30, and are located in Bogota, Colombia; Aberdeen, Scotland; and Tokyo, Japan.

Long-time Swiftie Damir Tomicic, Managing Director of South America, runs the Bogota office. Swift will support the major oil market in Colombia, where the economy is growing rapidly, by primarily placing senior professionals and engineers. The office is located in the "Calle 100" area, a prime position to place contractors for the biggest O&G companies active in the country.

The new Aberdeen office will strengthen Swift's European presence and help foster local industry relationships. Yulia Pen is running the office, which is located in Aberdeen Energy Park, a hub of O&G commerce for the incredibly influential city. Yulia has worked for Swift in Sakhalin Island in Russia for more than four years and brings a strong multi-cultural flavour to the office.

The Tokyo branch is being run by Charles Pfauwadel, who is also the manager for Swift's Singapore office. This North Asia location allows Swift to support major LNG projects and shipyard construction underway in the area.

"Despite the downturn in the oil & gas market, we are continuing our aggressive growth strategy at Swift based on a solid foundation of client demand," said CEO Tobias Read. "We're growing our international footprint, and we're proud to be in these three culturally and economically diverse areas. These offices all have distinct areas of focus, which showcase the flexibility we have in servicing our clients. We're proud to be making valuable contributions to the O&G industry by growing our Swiftie family into these locations."

Edited from various sources by Joe Green

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