Pharmaceutical Company Sets Up Financial Services Center

The company AstraZeneca has announced the start-up of a financial services center in Costa Rica, from where it will provide support to the company's operations in Latin America.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

A statement issued by the CINDE states that the service center will be named Integrated Finance Solutions (IFS) Americas Center, and will be located in Escazú, where the pharmaceutical company already has its regional offices for Central America, Caribbean Ecuador and Peru.

From a statement issued by the CINDE:

San José, September 12, 2017.  The service sector continues to show signs of strength with a new and important player: on September 12 the pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca launched the operation of a new service center in the country. 

According to Agustín Lamas, Area President of AstraZeneca for Central America, Caribbean Ecuador and Peru, among the main reasons that motivated the company to choose Costa Rica was its political stability and legal security, as well as the quality of human talent it possesses. 

Antonio Padilla, Director of the IFS, said: "The investment demonstrates the confidence that AstraZeneca has placed in the country and the capacity of Costa Ricans to achieve greater growth of the company, not only locally but also throughout all of America".

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