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Helsinki — May 24, 2023 — Kim Gunnelius, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Verne Global Finland (previously Ficolo), provider of sustainable data center solutions for high-intensity computing, has been named one of Capacity Magazine’s Power 100 in its fifth annual ranking of the telecommunications industry’s leading executives around the globe.
Kim joined Verne Global Finland full time in 2017 as Co-Founder and CCO, directing and spearheading the marketing and international sales for the company’s climate-neutral certified data center services.
“I am honored to make Capacity Magazine’s Power 100 list,” said Kim Gunnelius. “At Verne Global Finland, we will continue to pioneer a new era of innovation, guiding the future of connectivity and sustainability while delivering cutting-edge, climate-neutral certified data center services that leave a lighter footprint on our planet.”
Gunnelius identified and managed opportunities globally as CCO, ranging from hyperscale to HPC to enterprise, including working with the largest technology companies in the world. He also oversaw the company’s green certification initiative that helped Verne Global Finland achieve several industry firsts, including the first hyperscale-level, climate neutral certification for a Nordic data center.
Under Gunnelius’ direction, Verne Global Finland achieved carbon neutrality in 2021, several years ahead of competing companies’ targets, and is advancing toward a carbon-negative, climate-positive operation. Gunnelius also led the effort to reuse excess heat for the district heating grid to create a positive handprint, in addition to achieving a zero carbon footprint. In addition, Gunnelius is an Amazon best-selling published author, co-authoring “Greener Data” with other data center and telecom industry leaders. Gunnelius’ chapter, “The Journey to Dark Green and Beyond,” explores seven guiding principles to achieve greener data center operations.
In his new position as Managing Director, announced in March, Verne Global Finland is poised to continue to grow its data center platform across the globe while tapping into continued industry growth — all with Kim keeping a keen eye on the company’s continued sustainability practices.
Launched in 2019, Capacity Media’s Power 100 is the ultimate list of the who’s who in the global carrier community that highlights data center and hyperscaler disruptors around the world. Capacity Magazine is an international specialist media publication for the global carrier industry.
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