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City Network gears up innovation – appoints Johan Christenson as VP Innovation

January 26, 2022
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The European cloud company City Network today announced an intensified focus on innovation and growth as founder Johan Christenson will assume an entirely new role as Vice President Innovation. In parallel, Jim Johansson has been appointed Managing Director of City Network. The company, which focuses on regulatory compliant cloud services for the European market, is making this change to elevate its business strategy, further intensify its focus on innovation and continue to build and develop its open and flexible infrastructure cloud services with full automation capabilities.

“As the innovative European provider focusing on regulatory compliant digital infrastructure, City Network has built a unique position on the multi-billion-euro European cloud market and is now ready for further expansion, where innovation plays a key role. With Johan able to devote his full attention to innovation, we will speed up this process further as Jim takes over the day-to-day management of City Network. Together with the other members of management, we have a solid team in place to deliver on the company’s business strategy,” said Carl-Magnus Månsson, Chairman of City Network and CEO of Iver, owner of City Network.

As the founder of City Network, Johan has always focused on innovation and growth. As VP Innovation, he will now be devoted to developing the company’s services further, in close collaboration with the innovation team at City Network as well as customers and partners. 

“The digital transformation provides enormous value in terms of creating better and more sustainable societies. At the same time, it puts immense pressure on companies and the public sector to manage data in a secure and compliant manner, while fostering cost efficiency and sustainability and allowing innovation without risking personal integrity. This is the sweet spot for City Network, and I am thrilled that we are now building the European cloud organization for further innovation and growth,” Johan Christenson comments.  

As the new Managing Director, Jim Johansson will lead City Network across all markets. Joining the company in 2020, and having served as CMO for two years, Jim has a solid understanding of the service portfolio and company culture, and has also been deeply involved in setting the strategy for the future.

“I am delighted yet humbled by the opportunity to lead City Network in our continued expansion and growth. Having spent two years with the company, I know it is an organization that fosters talents and innovation with a solid focus on customer satisfaction. These are core values I will continue to nurture as we build the European cloud,” Jim Johansson comments in his new role. 

About City Network

City Network is a leading global supplier of IT infrastructure cloud services based on OpenStack. The company delivers public, compliant and private clouds.

City Network is certified according to ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 27010, 27013, 27017 and 27018 – internationally recognized standards for quality, sustainability and information security. The company’s services are available from more than 20 data centers around the world. With its Compliant Cloud, City Network ensures that customers adhere to demands originating from specific laws and regulations concerning auditing, reputability, data handling and data security, such as Basel, Solvency and GDPR. City Network is a part of Iver. 

For more information, please contact:

Johan Christenson, founder of City Network and VP Innovation
+46 733 31 21 36

Jim Johansson, Managing Director of City Network
+46 709 12 12 00