Mentor Programme: Meet former mentee Simon Hovmark

Danske Commodities' CEO Henrik Lind is offering a unique opportunity to boost the professional and personal development of an ambitious student. Here, former Mentee Simon Hovmark explains his experience with the programme. 

MEET SIMON

Mentee: Simon Hovmark Jensen

Job: Finance Assistant at Falcon Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

Education: Bachelor 6. semester, Economics and Business Administration, Aarhus University

Why did you apply for the Mentor Programme?
Why not? I didn’t expect to be selected as Henrik´s mentee, but I thought I should at least take the chance and apply. I like the concept of someone with a lot of experience offering to share it with others, and I am very fascinated by what Henrik has built. When you can create such a successful business as he has, you must have something to offer someone like me - both on a personal and professional level. 

 

What did you get out of the Mentor Programme?
First of all, I have received some specific tools from Henrik on how to work with myself and my personal development in a structured and tangible way. If you are going to work with that kind of development yourself, it easily becomes abstract and ‘fluffy’, but in this context, it has been very nice to have a sense of responsibility towards someone. It’s like having a really good training buddy, who will actually hold you accountable to your goals, and that has been very motivating and rewarding for me. 

Henrik quickly zoomed in on something regarding my own personal development that I had not realised myself, which was really giving. He saw things in a different perspective than I was able to. I came into the process with one mindset and left with another. 

Sometimes it felt like Henrik knew me better than I know myself, and it was very liberating that he could see things that I couldn’t. He is just incredibly reflective and good at thinking about why I say and do the things I do and not just what I say.  


Would you recommend others to participate in the Mentor Programme?
I would definitely recommend others to apply for the Mentor Programme. I would say: Just do it – and be open minded. You can only benefit from it. 

Henrik quickly zoomed in on something regarding my own personal development that I had not realised myself, which was really giving. He saw things from a different perspective than I was able to.

Simon Hovmark, mentee 2017

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