New joiner Patrik Tillman is strengthening our Gothenburg office as our new Client Relationship Manager for the Volvo Cars accounts with the purpose to drive growth and build our brand in the Western region of Sweden. Tillman combines his strong background within business development and relationship management with a sporty spirit.
What does your new role at Cognizant entail?
I work as a Client Relationship Manager (CRM) for the P&R in our Gothenburg office, Sweden. Thus, I’m in charge of the CRM for the Volvo Cars and AB Volvo accounts with the aim to drive and further accelerate our growth within the existing accounts, including new ones that we add in the region. My focus is also to be instrumental in building our presence and brand in the Gothenburg area and the Western region of Sweden. To be part of increasing our presence in the Nordic market is something I really look forward to.
What is your educational and professional background?
I have an MBA from Lund University, including a BSc of Informatics. My professional career took off as a management consultant but then I switched gear in 2010, and since then I’ve been working with digital transformation of industrial incumbents through various roles.
The past 4 years I’ve spent at Combient, which is a joint venture between large incumbents in Sweden and Finland. Here I worked with business development and relationship management within the areas of digital transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), AI, machine learning (ML) and Advanced Analytics.
Despite the major challenge of working during the pandemic, has there been a positive outcome in your opinion?
Well, living and operating in Gothenburg, while most of my daily contacts are based in the Stockholm office, the option to have digital meetings instead of travelling certainly helps. Naturally, the entire need of travel won’t completely disappear. However, I don’t have to go somewhere for every single meeting, which is a win-win for my work-life balance, as well as for the environment.
Who are you outside of work?
I live in Gothenburg with my wife and two children, and I see myself as a positive and sporty individual, who particularly enjoys football, golf and skiing.