• Riga - Relocation Services in Baltics -


Toni Vanhanen, Founder, SmartMove Relocation Latvia

Smart Move in Riga, Latvia is owned and operated by Toni Vanhanen, an American national with over 20 years of experience in the international service industry. After relocating to Latvia herself in 2001 , she decided to address the many challenges of moving to a new country by founding Smart Move Relocation.

For Toni and her team, meeting expats who are relocating to Riga or elsewhere in the Baltics is a passion close to their own hearts and experiences. People arriving in the Baltics are rarely prepared for the warm welcome they receive from the Smart Move team and steady support we provide through the transition.

The Smart Move team in the Baltics consists of dedicated consultants ready to listen to our clients and offer a comprehensive array of services designed to make the relocation transition as stress free as possible.


Iveta Berkholde, Country Manager, SmartMove Relocation Latvia

Iveta is from Latvia and has over 20 years of experience in cross-cultural consulting and international mobility. She uses her deep knowledge of the Baltics to run training sessions and lectures across Europe on cross cultural partnerships. She holds two MA degrees from the University of Latvia and speaks fluent Latvian, Russian, English and German. In her spare time, she loves to travel or spend time in the Latvian countryside.




Theres Åkesson, Relocation Consultant, SmartMove Relocation Latvia

Theresa is originally from Sweden and has been living in Riga with her husband and two children since May 2014. She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and has extensive experience as a consultant and recruitment manager. She has a passion for fitness and health which she uses to teach classes and coach a running group with parents from the International School of Riga.




photo.phpMaria Rickardsson, Relocation Agent

Maria  is  Swedish and has lived in Riga for six years with her husband and two children. She has an MSc in Social Anthropology and is fluent in both English and Swedish. She has a passion for traveling and loves assisting and interacting with expats.