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 and CEO 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.

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Helle Østergaard Kristiansen
Jesper Tronborg

JESPER TRONBORG

VP, HEAD OF TRADING & ORIGINATION 

  • 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.

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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.

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Dion Sørensen

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.

Tor Martin Anfinnsen

TOR MARTIN ANFINNSEN

CHAIRMAN

Born: 1960
Occupation: Senior Vice President, Marketing and Trading, Equinor ASA
Key skills: Energy trading and marketing, energy value chains, strategy, business and people management.
Background: BSc. in Business (hon). Senior Vice President, Marketing and Trading, Midstream and Processing, Equinor ASA. Joined Equinor in 1991. More than 20 years of management experience from the energy sector.

Helge Haugane

HELGE HAUGANE

VICE CHAIRMAN

Born: 1978
Occupation: Vice President, Finance & Control, Marketing, Midstream and Processing, Equinor ASA
Key skills: Finance, strategy, valuations, risk management, performance management, M&A and upstream oil and gas.
Background: MSc in Economics and Finance. Joined Equinor in 2003. Previously held the role as CFO for Equinor’s US business. 

Siv Helen Rygh Torstensen

SIV HELEN RYGH TORSTENSEN

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1970
Occupation: Vice President, Communication, CEO Office, Equinor ASA
Key skills: Corporate governance, anti-corruption and ethics, corporate law, M&A, general management, emergency preparedness, petroleum law including midstream and downstream.
Background: MSc in Law. Joined Equinor in 1998. Previous legal experience from the private and public sector. 

Peter L. Ravn

PETER L. RAVN

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1955
Occupation: Professional board member
Key skills: IT, risk management, corporate governance, leadership and internationalisation.
Background: MSc in Engineering and PhD in System Science. Diploma in Business Administration (Finance and Credit). Long-standing career at SimCorp (1983-2012), 11 years as CEO.

Jens-Peter Saul

JENS-PETER SAUL

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1966
Occupation: President & CEO, Rambøll Group, Denmark
Key skills: General Management, sales, internationalisation, energy and growth.
Background: BSc in Engineering (Energy and Process Technology). Former President and CEO, Siemens Wind Power, Denmark.

Jens Økland

JENS ØKLAND

BOARD MEMBER

Born: 1969
Occupation: Senior Vice President, Business Development, New Energy Solutions, Equinor ASA
Key skills: Energy sales and markets, business development, strategy and management.
Background: MSc in Business. Joined Equinor in 1994. Experienced leader with broad knowledge of the entire energy value chain.  

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

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Danske Commodities Annual Report 2018
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Annual Report 2018

Thanks to our dedicated people and short response time in volatile energy markets, 2018 was our strongest performing year to date.