Toni Vanhanen, Founder, Smart Move 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 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.
Maria Rickardsson, Relocation Consultant
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
Ulla is Danish and has worked within various governmental departments in Copenhagen taking leave from work to travel the world. Ulla has lived as an expat with her husband and two children in Singapore, Bangkok, and Busan, South Korea before moving to Riga in 2016. She is active in charity work and participated in building houses for the poor in Cambodia. She stays healthy by walking and biking extensively.