Meet The Team
Dr. Henrik Gradin
Chief Strategy Officer and Founder
PhD in electrical engineering. 22 years of developing IT systems. 13 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.
Chief Executive Officer
Petter has 20 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.
Chief Technology Officer
For 20 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 include acting in highly regulated markets as well as building organizations for continuous delivery and robust operations.
Head of R&D
M.Sc. in Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Henrik is the architect behind many of the financial algorithms used within the Centiglobe platform and has a broad vision and understanding of decentralized technologies. Other than his interest in DeFi, he has experience from working with software in the telecom and the defense industry.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mikael has 24 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 supplying the organization with deep experience and knowledge of trade with EM
Chief Operating Officer
The past 4 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.
Board of Directors
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 number
of start-up and innovation-oriented companies within several areas, but mainly within the innovative firms of Fintech and Green Finance. Mats have 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.
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 of of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management from University of Linköping, Sweden.
Dr. Henrik Gradin
The key features of Centiglobe are transparency, security, decentralization, and global reach. These features mean that no single actor will control the system and that access is not limited by geography, and that assets and monetary transfers are more secure, transparent, effective, and faster.
These features connects Centiglobe to the goals of Agenda 2030, e.g. tackle global poverty (goal 1) and inequality (goal 10), facilitate growth through effectivization instead of increased consumption (goal 8), and more cooperation in global trade (goal 17).
The key feature of transparency gives the possibility to trace transactions and therefore lowering corruption, together with the claims above, increase the trust between parties and securing trust for the digital society.