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Future Data Summit proudly presents: Kim Gunnelius, MD, Verne Global Finland

MD Kim joined Ficolo (now Verne Global Finland) full time in 2017 as CCO. In that position, he identified and managed opportunities globally, ranging from Hyperscale and HPC to enterprise, including working with the largest technology companies in the world. He also oversaw the green certification initiatives that helped Verne Global Finland achieve several industry firsts, such as the first Dark Green rated green bond for a data center company as well as the first hyperscale-level, climate neutral certification for a Nordic data center.

Having reached carbon neutrality in 2021, many years ahead of competing companies’ targets, Verne Global Finland is advancing towards a carbon negative, climate-positive operation. Under Kim’s leadership, Verne Global Finland efforts include reusing excess heat into the district heating grid to create a positive handprint in addition to a zero footprint.

With a background in software and telecom, Kim has helped build the financial foundation at Verne Global Finland and define its position as one of the top data centers in Finland and an internationally recognized, sustainable leader in Colocation.

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