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About us

Centiglobe is a Swedish fintech company that was founded in 2019 in Stockholm.

Centiglobe's story started back in 2018 when Henrik Gradin, PhD, focused on the problems existing in blockchains. Although initially doubtful about the technology, he managed to clearly identify key challenges apparent in the existing solutions. These included scalability in decentralization, transaction speed, the volatility of currency value, and the extensive energy use.

Dr. Gradin saw great potential in blockchain if these challenges could be effectively addressed. With this vision, he initiated a research project, partnering with experts from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and the Stockholm School of Economics to tackle these problems at their core.


By the end of 2018, the team's efforts had paid off. They were able to address the challenges and developed a first prototype ready for testing, thereby establishing the foundational groundwork for Centiglobe.


Since 2019, Centiglobe has continued to refine and enhance its technology, while also adapting its platform to meet the demands of today's financial landscape and regulatory framework with the objective to empower smart DLT cross-border payment solutions to secure innovation and growth by connecting financial flows.

Our payment transactions platform, and unique technology, create trust and transparency in payments, enable financial flows, reduce counterparty risk, cost of capital and operating cost, thereby improving working capital to compete more effectively.


Open Positions 

We help banks, financial institutions, and companies to unlock and accelerate business value. We are looking for colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude, with a genuine interest in emerging technologies, financial services or blockchain. We are an open and flat organization where everyone gets their voice heard, and looking for excellent team players who celebrates and accentuates the team’s success. Our core values are Passion, Trust and Cooperation. If you want to challenge the traditional system and be a part in creating the leading global DLT financial transaction network, you have found the right challenge!



Currently we have no open positions, yet we always welcome spontaneous applications to

Get to Know Us

Group Management


Chief Executive Officer

Petter Sandgren

Petter has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry in various roles and geographies, including Singapore and Sao Paulo, Brazil. More than 15y experience of Emerging Markets investing and trading in various asset classes. Extensive experience covering a broad range of clients from MNC’s to large financial institutions. Different senior management roles at Swedish Bank SEB, including Head of Markets Asia and Head of Emerging Markets.

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Chief Technology Officer

Jonas Lantto

For over 25 years, Jonas has been active in the FinTech industry leading technology organizations as CTO. He has a technology background and is the architect of a low-latency equity trading system. His experience also includes acting in highly regulated markets as well as building organizations for continuous delivery and robust operations.

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Chief Commercial Officer

Mikael Linell

Mikael has over 25 years of commercialisation and senior executive leadership roles, within multiple industries, Mikael has set up partnerships, distribution and sales channels domestically and globally. Past 17 years he spent driving business in and out of South Africa. Mikael supplied the organization with deep experience and knowledge of trade with Emerging Markets.
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Chief Strategy Officer & Founder

Henrik Gradin, PhD

PhD in electrical engineering. 27 years of developing IT systems. 18 years experience in taking new technologies to the market. Both engineering and business background from KTH and Stockholm School of Economics. Experience of founding seven companies earlier, one of which has been sold and two has been listed on the Swedish stock exchange. Extensive knowledge both of advanced technical systems and business execution. Latest project was in machine learning trading algorithms.

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Head of Sales & Marketing

Sofi Håkanson

Sofi has in-depth knowledge of driving P&L, complex B2B sales, building teams and driving change to create win-win business relationships. She is a people connector and ideator combined with structure and a strong track record delivering outcomes and growth. She is passionate about partnering to enable successful change,  leveraging new technology.During her 30+ years at Accenture and IBM, she held senior positions including Managing Director, Head of Financial Services, Client Partner and Market Maker.

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Partnership Manager

Isak Nyberg

The past 8 years Isak has spent in different Start-up organizations driving operations and business development, delivering value in everything from business and investments to recruitment. Background in both business and technology from KTH and Stockholm University. He is an active face in Stockholms Fintech community providing a solid network to the organization.

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Board of Directors

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Mats Holmfeldt

Mats is an experienced cross-functional leader within the financial industry, involved in starting up, merging, rationalizing and developing companies. Mats have been active within the area of banking and finance for 25 years, with senior executive positions and board of director assignments, within - among other financial/banking companies - SEB, Swedbank, and Intrum Justitia. Over recent years, Mats has also engaged as adviser and board member with a numberof start-up and innovation-oriented companies within several areas, but mainly within the innovative firms of Fintech and Green Finance. Mats has gained solid business experience by having guided both companies and business-related operations in Sweden and internationally - with over 800 employees and 50 billion USD in balance sheet accounts - to Start-ups, from conception to launch and commercialization.

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Claes De Geer

Claes De Geer is an experienced fintech entrepreneur and business advisor with a demonstrated history of working in IT, Telecom and Financial services. Professional skilled in strategy, business planning, organizational development, and leadership. Investor and Board member in various startups. Claes holds a Master's of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Linköping, Sweden.

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Peter Dahlgren

Peter has significant experiences from executive roles within the Banking and Finance industry in the Nordic Region. He is the CEO & Founding Partner of Confidus Venture Capital AB, which is one of Centiglobes investors. He has been the President and CEO of Nordnet bank, Chief Executive Officer for the Life and Pension business SEB and other Management positions at SEB. During this tenure at SEB he was also the Member of the Executive Board at SEB. Peter has also had several top management roles at Nordea, Skandia, AP7 and ABN Amro. He is a true banker. Peters also has Chairman and Board Member experience from various tech companies within AI, Automation and the Financial industry.

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