Codento Expands to Sweden – Appoints Ulf Sandlund from Google Cloud Nordic Leadership Team as the Country Manager

Finland’s leading Google Cloud service partner Codento expands to Sweden and appoints Ulf Sandlund from Google Cloud Nordic leadership team as the new Country Manager in Sweden.


Helsinki, Feb 14 2024 – 

Codento, a renowned Google Cloud consulting company based in Finland, is excited to announce its strategic expansion into Sweden, marking a significant milestone in its journey towards internationalization. Codento has nominated Ulf Sandlund to lead operations in Sweden. Ulf joins from Google where he was the member of Nordic Leadership Team for the last three years, responsible for Google Cloud Nordic Corporate Customers business.

Codento’s expansion into Sweden is the first stage of Codento’s international growth. The company has a strong foothold in Finland as a dedicated Google Cloud service partner and recorded a remarkable 56% revenue growth in 2022 and winning dozens of new Google Cloud customers in 2023. With a recent achievement of its 2nd Google Cloud specialization, a total of 19 Google Cloud expertises (highest number by any Nordic partner), and award with the Google Cloud Partner Impact 2023 Recognition in Finland, Codento is well-prepared to deliver cutting-edge solutions to clients across borders.

Codento has been preparing for internationalization in 2023, leveraging the rapid growth of Google Cloud, which has gained significant momentum in the Nordics. The company has been collaborating closely with Google Cloud teams in the Nordic region and investing systematically to ensure its offerings are aligned with the evolving needs of Google Cloud and its clients.

Key Highlights of the Announcement:

  • Strategic expansion into Sweden. Codento’s strategic expansion into Sweden represents a significant step towards internationalization and underscores the company’s commitment to delivering world-class Google Cloud solutions to clients in the region.
  • Nominating Ulf Sandlund, a former Google Cloud leader, as a New Country Manager Codento is pleased to announce the appointment of Ulf Sandlund, with a rich background of C-level sales leadership and professional services from tech companies like Google Cloud, Microsoft, CombinedX, and Accenture, brings a wealth of experience to this pivotal role and will play a key role in driving Codento’s growth.

According to Codento’s CEO, Anthony Gyursanszky, “Expanding to Sweden is an exciting step forward for Codento. We are thrilled to announce that we have been able to attract Ulf to our leadership team, leading our expansion in Sweden and look forward to making a meaningful impact on businesses in the region.”

“We are also impressed by Google Cloud’s global financial development announced recently by Alphabet and are eager to ride this “rockership”. The Nordic Google Cloud consulting services market is an attractive growth arena, recently accelerated by rapid adoption of generative AI cloud solutions by both private and public vertical customers throughout the region. The overall cloud market in Nordic is advanced and continuously evolving, Google Cloud playing a major role with current and planned Nordic investments to data center infrastructure”, continues Anthony.

Ulf Sandlund, the newly appointed Country Manager for Sweden, added, “I am honored to join Codento’s leadership team and lead our expansion into Sweden. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions that help businesses thrive in the digital age.”

Codento’s expansion into Sweden is set to create new opportunities for businesses seeking to leverage Google Cloud technology to gain a competitive edge, achieve operational excellence, and enhance their software intelligence.


About Codento:

Codento is a leading Google Cloud consulting company headquartered in Finland, specializing in helping businesses harness the full potential of Google Cloud technology with AI and apps. With a dedicated team of experts, Codento empowers its clients to gain competitive edge via clearer customer foresight, smarter operations, and increased software intelligence – all built on a future-proof, nextgen foundation. Codento revenue in 2022 was 5.2 M€ and company size today is over 40 employees.

About Ulf Sandlund, Country Manager. Codento Sweden:

Education: Computer science (1987-1990), Umeå University.

Employment : Sales leader and part of the Nordic Google Cloud leadership team (2021-2024). Co-founder and board member of CombinedX (2008-2021). CombinedX is Nasdaq First North listed, with ticker ”CX”. Vice President, Forest & Energy TietoEvry (2008-2006). CIO BillerudKorsnäs AB (2005–2002). Sales leader and part of the Microsoft AB leadership team (1992-2002). Management consultant at Accenture, Stockholm (1990-1992). 

Background:  Ulf is a (Tech-) entrepreneur (co-founder), as well as an experienced sales leader with  more than 30 years of strategy development and operational experience from various C-level positions at international tech companies such as Google Cloud, Microsoft, Accenture and TietoEvry. Ulf also has + 9 years of experience from board work, as well as 10 years of CEO experience. As a CEO and co-founder, Ulf has been building fast growing and profitable (Tech-) companies for several years. As the co-founder (CEO & board member) of CombinedX (CX), Ulf has experience from an entrepreneurial “journey” – all the way from start-up stage, into a successful pre-IPO (with corner investors like Edastra, Grenspecialisten, Spiltan) with CX. With Ulf in a CX board role, CX became successfully listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market in Q1/-2022 and on its way to reach >100M Euro revenue in 2024. 

About Anthony Gyursanszky, CEO, Codento:

Joined Codento in late 2019 with more than 30 years of IT and software industry experience. Previously Anthony has held leadership positions in F-Secure, SSH, Knowit/Endero, Microsoft Finland, Tellabs, Innofactor and Elisa. Mr. Gyursanszky has also been in board positions, including Ficom, Arc Technology and Creanord.