Carl Vikingsson Appointed as the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Western and Southern Sweden

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Carl Vikingsson. Photo credit: Kristofer Hedlund

After years of fruitful cooperation with Ukraine, Carl Vikingsson, President and CEO at Sigma Technology Group, becomes the first Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Western and Southern Sweden. In this new role, Carl is going to continue contributing to the development of cooperation between the countries.

For over 14 years, Sigma Group has contributed to building and enhancing business ties between Sweden and Ukraine. Uniting Swedish and Ukrainian companies as subunits, Sigma Group has the means and people on both sides. Today, our capabilities in this field become even stronger with Carl Vikingsson, President and CEO at Sigma Technology Group, assuming the title of the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Gothenburg, Sweden, to fulfill the consular functions in consular districts Västra Götaland, Skåne, Halland, Jönköping, Kronoberg, and Blekinge Counties.

Sweden and Ukraine are longstanding partners. At the very beginning of the Ukrainian independent history, Sweden became the first Nordic country to recognize the independence of Ukraine. Over the last few years, Sweden has become one of the top 20 countries for investment in the Ukrainian economy. Apart from significant political, financial, and social cooperation, Ukraine and Sweden have developed a scientific and technical partnership. Many world-known Swedish companies, including Scania, Ericsson, Electrolux, and others, have established cooperation with Ukraine and frequently participate in Sweden-Ukraine business events.

The high technical literacy level, well-developed IT industry, and proximity to Europe are some of the success factors for favorable cooperation between the countries. Sigma Group started cooperation with the Ukrainian IT market back in 2006 with the acquisition of a Ukrainian IT company, Sigma Software. Since then, Sigma Group put a lot of effort into extending cooperation between Sweden and Ukraine through partnering Sweden-Ukraine business forums and maintaining a close relationship with the Swedish Embassy in Ukraine, supporting tech universities, and contributing to innovation and entrepreneurship development in Ukraine.

The establishment of the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Gothenburg headed by Carl Vikingsson opens new possibilities to help our two countries grow together and shows the further dedication of Sigma Group to support business ties with Ukraine. The Sigma Technology’s office in Gothenburg will become a space for collaboration on consular affairs and for discussion of ways to make Sweden and Ukraine even closer.

“During our cooperation with the Ukrainian team, we have succeeded in building an ecosystem that promotes close relationships between Sigma Group companies, tech universities, and clients. Ukrainians are eager to develop and innovate, they are result-oriented and dedicated partners, which is important for the success of the business. I’m determined to continue our endeavors in fostering the startup and entrepreneurship in Ukraine and creating the basis for a prolific partnership on both sides,” says Carl Vikingsson.

“We have the honor to welcome Carl Vikingsson as Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Gothenburg. His valuable knowledge and practical experience in cooperation with Ukraine as well as heartfelt love to the country is a ground base for further successful work,” says Olena Polunina, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden.

For more information, contact Carl Vikingsson carl.vikingsson@sigmatechnology.com.

For consular questions, visit sweden.mfa.gov.ua or contact emb_se@mfa.gov.ua.

About Sigma Technology

Sigma Technology is a part of Sigma Group and is a global supplier of product information, embedded and software design, and offshore development. We are experts with a passion for technology and information and take pride in delivering quality and constantly improving our deliveries. Our philosophy is “Local Drive – Global Strength”, therefore we have offices worldwide to be close to our customers.

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