Leadership

Danske Commodities has a two-tier management structure. The Board of Directors supervises the performance of the company and participates in determining the company strategy. Executive Management is responsible for daily operations. No person serves as a member of both bodies.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT GROUP

The Senior Management Group is responsible for the execution of strategic initiatives and for the operative supervising of the organisation by management of the overall performance of the company through target setting, monitoring and follow-up.

The Senior Management Group ensures that we deliver on our strategic targets, continuously live our corporate values and that these values are embedded in our organisation.

Danske Commodities' CEO Henrik Lind

HENRIK LIND

CEO & FOUNDER

Henrik Lind is the founder, CEO and majority owner of Danske Commodities. His entrepreneurial mind-set and business acumen have been the driving force of the company and its employees since the foundation.

Henrik was born in 1975 and raised in Aarhus, where he still lives. He studied Business Administration at Aarhus University and is an active member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders.

HELLE ØSTERGAARD KRISTIANSEN

CFO & VP, HEAD OF FINANCE AND IT

  • Appointed to the SMG in August 2014.
  • Background: CRO at Danske Commodities. Compliance Officer at Sparekassen Østjylland.

Contact Helle Østergaard Kristiansen

JESPER TRONBORG

VP, HEAD OF TRADING

  • Appointed to the SMG in August 2014.
  • Background: Head of Gas trading at Danske Commodities. Head of Markets at Statoil Gazelle. Oil & Gas Trader at Energi Danmark. Various positions globally with Maersk Group.

Contact Jesper Tronborg

CARL HAGERT

VP, HEAD OF ORIGINATION

  • Appointed to the SMG in September 2016
  • Background: Corporate Development Director at Koch Supply & Trading Sarl. Head of Energy Origination Klesch & Company SA. SVP positions in RWE Supply and Trading Switzerland and Essent Trading International.

Contact Carl Hagert

DION SØRENSEN

VP, HEAD OF HUMAN CAPITAL

  • Appointed to the SMG in August 2014.
  • Background: Executive Director, Group HR at Saxo Bank. Founder of TalentShaper. Group HR Consultant at Maersk Group. Author of several books on leadership.

Contact Dion Sørensen

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ABOUT THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the overall strategic management and the financial and managerial control of the group are conducted adequately in all respects. They act as formal advisors to the Senior Management Group.

As a collective body. the members of the Board combine key industry insights, expertise from European energy markets, risk management and financial skills with several years of management experience from international businesses.

Peter L. Ravn

PETER L. RAVN

CHAIRMAN

Born: 1955
Key skills: IT, risk management, corporate governance, leadership, and internationalisation.
Board memberships: Systematic A/S (Chairman), Stibo Holding A/S, Stibo A/S, Stibo Ejendomme A/S, and DitaExchange ApS (Chairman).

Volker Beckers

VOLKER BECKERS

VICE CHAIRMAN

Born: 1964
Key skills: European utilities, turnaround and strategic positioning, programme management and IT.
Board memberships: ECFEB of Erasmus University (Chairman), Reactive Technologies Ltd. (Chairman), Albion Community Power plc (Chairman), Spenceram Ltd. (Chairman), Elexon Ltd., Nuclear Decommission Authority, Advisory Board of EUCERS at King’s College, UK Advisory Board of PwC, and Forum for the Future (Trustee).

Anne Broeng

ANNE BROENG

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1961
Key skills: Strategy, risk management, corporate governance, finance, and asset management.
Board memberships: NASDAQ OMX Nordic Ltd., NNIT A/S (Chairman of Audit Committee), VKR Holding A/S (member of Audit Committee), Købmand Hermand Sallings Fond, Købmand Ferdinand Sallings Mindefond, F. Salling Holding A/S, F. Salling Invest A/S, ATP (member ORSA/risk committee), Lønmodtagernes Garantifond, PensionDanmark, Bikubenfonden, and Velux A/S (Chairman of Auidit Committee).

Jens-Peter Saul

JENS-PETER SAUL

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1966
Key skills: General Management, sales, internationalisation, energy, and growth.
Board memberships: The Danish-German Chamber of Commerce (Chairman) and Confederation of Danish Industry’s Committee on Business Policy.

OUR FIVE MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

A strong culture is the greatest source of competitive advantage, and a company’s culture is the responsibility of the leadership.

 

This is why we have developed five management principles:

  1. Set clear expectations and ambitious targets
  2. Follow up on performance and give feedback frequently
  3. Acknowledge, stretch and reward key players
  4. Develop low performers
  5. Celebrate our successes

The principles are firmly incorporated in the way we think and practice leadership every day. They guide management in ensuring a winning culture. For the benefit of our company, our people and our business partners. 

A FORCE TO GUIDE US

Our values define us as a company – and as individuals – by providing the framework for how we conduct business. They guide us in everything we do, from strategic business decisions to day-to-day activities. We create a unique, diverse and dynamic culture by adhering to our values:

 

Our values

BRING PASSION

Challenge to develop
Promote innovation
Put ideas into action

BUILD TRUST

Listen and understand
Align expectations
Act with integrity

CREATE VALUE

Always create value
For the customer
For the market
For dc

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Financials

Solid financial performance

Danske Commodities has presented a solid financial performance throughout the years.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2016

Thanks to our dedicated people and a focus on value creation, 2016 was one of our strongest performing years to date.