Education: Master’s in Economics and Management
Position: Head of Credit Risk Management
Employed since: April 2012
Fun fact: I once participated as a gymnast in the finals of a trampoline contest with two broken toes
My whole life I have been very passionate about the things I do. Until my mid-teens it was dancing ballet and as a competitive gymnast, while economics and especially risk management caught my interest at a later stage. Both my Bachelor’s thesis, Master’s thesis, my first job as a graduate and years in DC have all been centered around risk management.
At a friend’s birthday party, I met a former HR partner in DC and she told me about this fast growing and dynamic company full of employees with passion, dedication and drive. It sounded like everything was possible in DC. The week after, I sent an application to the Risk Management department – I wanted to be part of that!
Pernille Westergaard, Head of Credit Risk Management
I lead the Credit Risk Management team, which is one of three teams in the Risk Management department. Credit Risk Management is a small and dedicated team, responsible for managing DCs credit risk in various areas.
Everything from calculating the credit risk in new business cases to negotiating credit terms with counterparties and conducting daily monitoring of credit exposure.
The job is very interactive with almost every front and back office team in DC and you need to always stay close to the business, which makes it very dynamic and exciting. Also, we have a strong and devoted Risk Management department, which
makes it very interesting and instructive to be part of.
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Danske Commodities is an international trader of energy-related commodities. We move energy from where there’s more than needed to where it’s needed most.