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Verne Global’s Kim Gunnelius makes Capacity Magazine’s Power 100 list

Capacity’s annual power listing features the Top 100 players across the global telecoms industry, highlighting key leaders and disruptors in the market

Helsinki — May 23, 2023 — Kim Gunnelius, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Verne Global Finland, 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.

Gunnelius co-founded and became Chairman of Verne Global Finland – previously Ficolo – in 2011. In 2017, he took the position of Co-Founder and CCO, directing and spearheading the marketing and international sales for the company’s climate-neutral certified data center services. In his latest position as Managing Director, announced in March 2023, Gunnelius is playing a pivotal role in expanding the company’s Northern European data center platform, spanning Finland, Iceland and the UK, in order to meet growing demand for sustainable, high-performance data center services.

“I am honored to make Capacity Magazine’s Power 100 list in recognition of Verne Global’s pioneering work,” said Kim Gunnelius. “At Verne Global Finland, we have carved out a reputation for innovation, guiding the future of connectivity and sustainability while delivering high-performance, climate-neutral certified data center services that leave a lighter footprint on our planet.”

Gunnelius has a proven track record of identifying and managing opportunities globally, working with hyperscalers, specialist HPC users and enterprise, including some of 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. In addition, he oversaw the effort to reuse excess heat generated by the company’s Helsinki data center in a local district heating grid. 

Gunnelius is an Amazon best-selling published author, co-authoring “Greener Data” with other data center and telecom industry leaders, as well as a member of the Forbes Tech Council.

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.


Verne Global delivers sustainable data center solutions that enable organisations to cost-effectively scale their digital infrastructure while reducing their environmental impact. The company’s four Nordic data centers – located in Iceland and Finland – are powered by predictably-priced, 100% renewable energy and are engineered for high-intensity workloads, while its hyper-connected central London data center is the optimal location for latency and connectivity-sensitive applications.

Verne Global’s on-site experts provide unparalleled support to ensure optimised operations for customers from all industries.