Take a peek into our lives

Danske Commodities consists of smart and collaborative people that genuinely like to spend time together both at work and beyond. Have a look at the world through their eyes below, where we have compiled some of the many snaps taken by our people. We call them: DC highlights.



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Mads and Kim being filmed for TV

Kim and Mads in the spotlight - The Danish Broadcast Corporation visited DC to do a feature on meteorology for the evening news.

Donuts after first US power trade

Our first US power trade can mean only one thing: donuts!

Anniversary cake pose

Celebrating one year of joint forces with Equinor! What better way to do that than with birthday cake?

Skiers on the slopes of Val d'Isère

In December 2019, 17 skiers from DC hit the slopes (and the bars) of Val d'Isère.

Company video reshoot

Lights, camera, action. We recently reshot our company video starring our CEO Helle.

LAP IMD Schweiz group photo

Congratulations to our Head of Finance and Accounting, Jesper, and our Head of Gas Trading and Origination, Michael, for completing the prestigious Leadership Acceleration Programme at IMD in Switzerland!

DC Care package

Sometimes, all you need is a little appreciation. Here's a care package from Senior Leadership for kids and grown-ups to enjoy together.

15 year anniversary MySelfie

Congratulations to us! Celebrating 15 years in the business - let's hope for many more.

Casper Elgaard and his son Victor at home office

We're staying safe and working from home. Here's our Head of Climate Markets, Casper, at home with his son, Victor - never too young to start learning the craft of trading!

Ann-Sofie Frandsen P4 Østjylland Danske Commodities

HR Partner Ann-Sofie taking career questions live on the air with Danish broadcaster Danmarks Radio. 

Henrik Lind receiving a poster with DC phrases

As we introduced our new CEO, Helle, we said goodbye to our former, Henrik, sending him on his way with a poster of few of our most frequent (and funny) DC phrases.

Danske Commodities Business Intelligence Poland

Delegates from our BI team visited our partners in Poland, which also included a cook-off with a professional chef. 

KØN evening 2020

The Female Economic Network, KØN, invited our CEO, Helle, to speak about her journey as CEO in a male-dominated industry at Aarhus BSS. 

E-world fun

Another successful E-world fair, filled with business, talks and great food, is in the books!

Intraday christmas eve 2019 photo

At DC, we never stop trading - not even on Christmas Eve. In keeping with tradition, we received this photo from our Intraday trading floor where Henrik, Oliver, Anders and Joakim kept things running.

DC Sports SUP event

Our DC Sports Club organised yet another fun stand up paddle board event. Here are a few of our colleagues prepping to get out on the water.

DC Sport yoga

'Namaste' from a group of relaxed and balanced DC people. 

NYC subway photo

Head of Power Trading & Origination, Jesper, and Head of Power Markets, Tor, recently visited Head of US Power Trading, Maarten, in our US Office in Stamford, Connecticut - and made sure to check out New York City as well.

Danske Commodities Turkey

Trading's Jesper, Tor and Kasper joined colleagues Kaan and Sani at our Istanbul office to meet with Turkish counterparties and decision makers.

Danske Commodities employees in Christmas sweaters

Merry Christmas from our Finance & Accounting team!

Christmas Eve Intraday Danske Commodities

Happy Holidays from Peter, Nicklas and Karl, who held up the fort in our Intraday department on Christmas Eve. 

Lars Kühn speaking at Business Intelligence conference

Head of Business Intelligence, Lars, speaking at a BI conference about how we have redefined BI at DC.

Danske Commodities IT pub quiz winners

Our IT department embraced the "Challenge. Compete. Repeat." mindset during a quiz night MC'ed by local celebrity quizmaster Steve.

Katrine Bondgaard, Jonas Skovbjerg og Ann-Sofie Frandsen til Spækhuggeren karrieredag

Ready to talk to lots of finance and economics students at the "Spækhuggeren" career fair.

Michael Cave video shoot

Video shoot at the office: Origination General Manager, UK and Ireland, Mike, explaining how the power market works in less than 5 minutes!

Martin Lynnerup and Astrid Hokken at shooting range

Martin and Astrid from our Strategy & Communications team celebrate winning a target shooting team event.

Alexander Grundmann and Mataza Golzari at Windenergietage

Alexander and Mataza are ready to talk market trends at "Windenergietage 2017".

Martin, Jens and Kring recording

We've launched a new podcast series, taking you behind the screens of DC. Have you listened in yet?

Dario Gallanti in panel debate

Our Origination General Manager for Southern Europe, Dario, in a panel debate discussing the potential of photovoltaics in the Italian energy mix.

Pupils getting a tour of DC trading floor

The future of energy trading is bright, judging by the enthusiasm of the 24 10-year old pupils from Frederiksbjerg Skole, who visited our Intraday trading floor.

Salling gift basket

Delicious gift baskets and a thank you for all the hard work to all DC employees. 

EMART 2017

Greetings from a few of our colleagues who participated in the 2017 Emart energy trading fair. 

Thor Kalstrup Danish Energy Day

Head of Proprietary Power Trading, Thor, speaking at Danish Energy Day 2017.

Jesper Tronborg EPEX Exchange Council meeting

VP, Head of Trading, Jesper, in Paris participating in an EPEX Exchange Council meeting . 

Mads Schmidt Christensen speaking

Head of Strategy & Communications, Mads, speaking at an Aarhus Business Club event.

Fodbold for en god sag

Congrats to a group of DC colleagues on having won a charity football tournament - among others by beating a team of former professional football stars from the local premier league team, AGF.

Halloween candy

IT is going all out for Halloween!

Cross Border Power Trading team at Danske Commodities

Our Cross Border Power Trading team celebrating getting off to a great start after the summer holidays.

Inside Climate Planet Aarhus

Our 2017 summer party took place at Climate Planet, a fascinating spherical construction situated by the harbour in the centre of Aarhus, designed to put a spotlight on climate change.

Danske Commodities' team at Husum Wind

Feeling the team spirit at Husum Wind.

Astrid and Rikke learning CPR on a doll

With health and safety on the agenda, 15 DC employees learned the basics of first aid - from CPR to using a defibrillator.

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen looking at London skyscraper

Our CFO, Helle, on her way to our London office.

Danske Commodities emloyees on Gozo

Team spirit on beautiful Gozo.

Danske Commodities skiing trip 2018

This year, the annual DC skiing trip led us to the slopes of Austria. 

ETCSEE conference photo

A few of our Cross Border Power Trading guys bonding at the Energy Trading Central and South Eastern Europe conference.

Omar Marzouk at Danske Commodities' Friday bar

An amazing Friday bar where Danish stand-up comedian Omar Marzouk stopped by for a surprise show.

Christmas spirit at DC

It's such a gift to come to work at DC each day – especially in our Group Finance & IT unit, where the Christmas spirit has evidently reached an all-time-high.

Leaders sitting in the shade

Our leaders enjoyed a well-deserved break in the sun at our recent Leadership Summit!

DC Sport Ice hockey

Living up to our "work hard play hard" mantra during an ice hockey match organised by DC Sports.

Mia Busk Hedegaard in Asia

Our IT Partner Mia makes a point out of travelling to a remote destination at least once a year. And of course she brings her DC merchandise (here pictured on a market in Thailand). 

Danske Commodities at the fair windenergietage

Our team is in place at Spreewind's "Windenergietage 2016".

Danske Commodities Gazelle Børsen

The Danish business newspaper Børsen has announced that DC is once again one of the top growth companies in Denmark - a so-called "Gazelle".

FACCA company visit

A big thank you to the 57 people who joined us as a part of Finance And Consulting Club Aarhus' company visit to our headquarters.

Helle at panel discussion, Erhverv Aarhus 2019

Our CEO Helle was invited to participate in business network Erhverv Aarhus' "Urban Talent" conference, talking about attracting the talents of Generation Y and Z.

Wafande performing at DC Christmas Party

Danish singer Wafande helped kickstart the annual Christmas party.

Danske Commodities employees climbing walls

A handful of DC employees doing their best Spiderman impressions during an indoor climbing session.

Danske Commodities employees raising money for charity (kræftens Bekæmpelse)

Props to a group of very (pro)active DC employees, who went all the way to the finals in a charity tournament, where they played against a team of former professional players from AGF.

Project management workshop in progress

At the hands of Business Developer, Mia, some of our colleagues were introduced to the why's and how's of DC's project management framework

Team building trip to Corsica

Team building during our company trip to Corsica.

Danske Commodities among best workplaces in Denmark

Yayyy – we've been included among the best workplaces in Denmark! Apart from being included on the list over medium-sized companies, DC is also among the best companies in the IT category.

Danske Commodities at Windenergie Hamburg

Greeting from WindEnergy Hamburg!

Danske Commodities employees kick-started Aarhus Festuge with L.O.C.

Look who our two lucky colleagues, Mia and Ann-Sofie, met after a DC get-together to kickstart Aarhus Festuge. Danish rapper L.O.C.!

Stavanger visit 2019

Sometimes we travel north to visit and learn from our colleagues at Equinor in Stavanger.

Sander Louring top IT talent in Denmark

DC's very own software developer Sander was ranked number 3 on Ingeniøren and Version2.dk's list of greatest IT talents in Denmark.

STPM team building event

Our Short Term Portfolio Management catching their breath after a teambuilding event.

Danske Commodities CEO performing with TV2

Celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Our CEO Henrik Lind performing live with Steffen Brandt and TV2.

Pernille and Per at Project Leader Course

Our IT department just keeps getting better - for example by attending a Project Leader Course.

Danske Commodities at Dansk Fjernvarme stand at Bella Center Copenhagen

Lunchtime and still busy at our Dansk Fjernvarme stand at Bella Center Copenhagen.

Danske Commodities annual summer party at Tivoli Friheden

We held our annual summer party at the Tivoli Friheden amusement park, where Kathleen showed her best mini-golf efforts.

CompanyDATING Jacob, Anders, Line and Jesper

Jesper, Line, Anders & Jacob looked particularly sharp when talking to students at this year's BSS CompanyDATING!

Danske Commodities legal tema among the 100 best in-house legal teams

Congratulations to our Group Legal team, which has been included on The Legal 500’s Powerlist among the 100 best in-house teams in the Nordic countries.

DC at E-World

Tired after an amazing E-world fair. Thanks to all the customers who came to see us.

DTU CHP Gazelle

Congrats to the team at our CHP at DTU for being named "Gazelle 2017" - or in other words, one of Denmark's top growth companies. 

Jakob Bendixen watching a show

Celebrating that summer is (almost) here! An evening with magic, great food, and above all: great company.

DC skiing trip 2017

Katrine and Anne Sophie were two of the 19 powder hounds from DC, who braved braved the pistes in Alpes d'Huez during a Spring ski trip.

Thor Kalstrup speaking to PhD students

Head of Automated Trading, Thor, spoke to a bunch of curious PhD students about the match that is DC and bright minds.

Sponsors of the Business Student of the Year award show at Aarhus BSS

Ready to meet the students at Aarhus' business school.

DC employees in line for ice cream

Staying cool in the summer heat with the help of free ice cream from the ice cream truck.

DC Sport beach volley

Enjoying the sun and a good beach volley match at Aarhus' beach bar "Standbaren".

DC CSR project in Tanzania

A few of our colleagues have just come back from a visit to the Mwereni School for the Blind in Tanzania, where they helped paint a new class room, played games with the children and taught several classes.

DC superhero

Meet our everyday superhero!

Carl Hagert presenting

Carl, our VP, Head of Origination, delivering a presentation at the “Kraftvärmeverket 2025” seminar.

Dorte, Rikke and Peter at the Career Days fair

Dorte, Rikke and Peter could tell you everything there is to know about our business! Meet them at various career fairs throughout the year.

DC team

Say hi to the whole DC team!

Aarhus harbour

Pink flamingos apparently live in the bay of Aarhus – what a view from our 5th floor.

KØN event 2019

The Female Economic Network, KØN, stopped by our offices to learn more about what we do and what it's like to work in an energy trading company.

Healthy breakfast and coffee

Kicking off an internal course with a lovely and healthy breakfast.

Okkels ice cream wagon at DC

What better way to celebrate one of the best results in our annual people survey in DC history than with ice cream?! A bribe? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely.

Directors at Danske Commodities

Our directors satisfying their need for speed during a team building event on the go-cart track.

Danske Commodities opening NASDAQ

Danske Commodities ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ in Times Square, New York.

Danske Commodities Danish export award

We're proud to have been awarded the Danish export award.

Lars Kühn at Epex Spot

Our Head of Business Intelligence, Lars, took the stage at EEX Group's prestigious annual think tank meeting, EPEX Spot in Paris. Lars was invited to share his view on the potential of data-driven business.

Dario Gallanti speaking at Solarplaza

Our Italian superstar Dario took the stage at the Solarplaza conference in Milan and spoke about the recent spikes in Italian power prices and the opportunities to follow for long-term PPAs.

BI Day Morten and Khoa

Our BI Consultants, Khoa and Morten, and Head of BI, Astrid, are ready to meet curious students of Aarhus BSS for BI Day.

DC summer party 2018

This year's summer party was held in a beautiful Japanese garden.

DC Football Cup 2018

All hail the victorious team Panama, who won the DC Football Cup 2018 - congrats to Frederik, Tobias, Casper and Frederik!

DC becomes part of Equinor

A new Scandinavian power couple has been forged, as Danske Commodities becomes part of Norwegian energy heavyweight Equinor.  

DC sports running club

DC Sports organises many sports events throughout the year. One of their activities is a running club - including a running coach.

IT department building an arcade machine

Can you spot what our IT department is building? Hint: it was huge in the 80's!

Kasper Just 10-year anniversary at DC

King of the East, Kasper Just, celebrated his impressive 10-year anniversary at DC. 

DHL 2018

As always, we took on 15,000 runners at the annual DHL relay run and challenged ourselves (and our colleagues of course). See you next year!

AI conference

Andreas and Bjarne from Automated Trading joined forces with Lars from Software Development and got new insights in Artificial Intelligence at a conference in London. Robots, bring it on. 

Claus Wüpper receiving flowers at his 10 year anniversary

Throwback to the 10 year anniversary of Claus, our Head of Nordics Power Markets.

F&A paintball

Don't mess with Finance & Accounting. They mean business!

DC employees in line for ice cream

Senior Software Developer, Michael, had the privilege of delivering a guest lecture for future IT Engineers at Aarhus School of Engineering.

International Case Competition 2019

15 students from Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences had to create a three-year strategy for DC at our International Case Competition.

WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

Our team at Europe's largest wind fair in Hamburg, where they discussed energy trading, direct marketing and of course wind. 

Trading women
Trading is sometimes perceived as a man’s world but at DC we disagree and threw a ‘girls only’ event for the brilliant women on our trading floor.
Rikke Toudahl Hansen Djurs Sommerland
We traded in our trading screens for roller coasters, carousels and pony rides, as we visited an amusement park with our broods.
Georgia Champeri DTU
Trading Graduate Georgia Champeri gave back to her alma mater, the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), as she joined her former professor Pierre Pinson to talk about his course “Renewables in Electricity Markets”.
Trading 101 course

Flashback to our internal course, 'Trading 101' that aims to educate our colleagues even further.

Our Talent Development Manager Jonas joined the student podcast “A Well-Deserved Break” to explain what we actually do at DC.
Brett Steenbarger on stage at trading event
American psychologist, PhD and trading performance expert, Brett Steenbarger, gave our traders some insights in combining psychology and trading to improve your personal edge.
Quant event at Danske Commodities
Thanks to this group of quants in the making for joining our student event, where they got to meet some of the DC quants and build a decision algorithm based on real-life trading data.
Meteorology event
Our very own in-house meteorologists hosted an event sharing their expert knowledge to make our traders even better.
Bo Tranberg PhD

Former colleague Bo successfully defending his PhD thesis about the power grid of the future, which was developed in collaboration with DC.

Henrik Lind CEO reception

A farewell celebration for former CEO and founder Henrik Lind, who will now become part of the DC Board.

Danske Commodities employees at dance event.

We’re “stayin’ alive” and brushing off some killer moves during this dance event.

Erik Hjælm Skole Danske Commodities

Congrats to Erik from our Business Intelligence team for claiming the prestigious title of DC University Instructor of the Year 2018.

Vincenzo at panel discussion

Originator Vincenzo was invited to participate in a panel discussion in Italy on how to unlock the country's wind and solar potential.

Finance and Accounting playing shuffleboard

“Just a friendly game of shuffleboard”... said no one ever working at DC! Our Finance & Accounting team took the game to a whole new level during a team event.

Congrats to our graduates for passing their Team Challenge and completing the Trading Graduate Programme.

Congratulations to Jonas, Lotte and Jens for finishing first in an epic quiz battle during a legendary party celebrating our 2018 results.

Head of Treasury & Credit Risk Management Jesper went snorkelling with turtles off the coast of Bali - while repping DC of course!

Head chef Christian

How can we stay safe and still enjoy delicious food from our canteen? With to-go meal boxes, of course!

Photo booth fun at our 2018 Christmas party.

Senior Portfolio Manager Nicholas gave a talk on Guarantees of Origin and the market for renewable energy in Denmark.

Portfolio Manager Tau visiting our colleagues at Equinor's headquarters in Stavanger, Norway. The visit was part of his participation in their Commercial Development Programme.

Martin and Astrid from our Strategy and Communications team carefully wrapping 100 cakes ahead of a career fair.  

Henrik and Mia ready to talk to hundreds of computer scientists at the annual Katrinebjerg career fair. 

Julefrokost 2019

250 colleagues. Great food and drinks. A packed dance floor. In short: our 2019 Christmas party was a major success.

Baby Karlo

Our baby game is strong, but our merch game is stronger!

CBD team eating

Challenge, Compete, Repeat!

Mads presenting LCF

Mads from Strategy & Communications went through our new Leadership Capability Framework at one of our bi-annual leadership summits.

Energia children's book

Have you met the friendly creature Energia yet? If not, read our very own children's book which takes on the difficult subject of energy!

Rikke Toudahl Friday bar package

"You have 15 screens, why not use one of them for Kahoot!". We're getting the hang of having COVID-compliant Friday bars! 

Jakob Arendt Meet our People

DC and interesting people are an undeniable match - meet some of them in our Meet our People-videos.

Helle with presents

Congratulations on the milestone to our commander in chief, celebrating 10 years in DC! 

Rikke speaking in front of an audience

Our Portfolio Manager Rikke shared her insights on the value of wind and special regulation at Wind Denmark's annual summit.

Pernille Refsgaard SOX cake

We've just celebrated a huge milestone in our SOX journey. Nothing says appreciation like whipped cream and custard! Can you name the two handsome men on the cake?

DC Sports: Mountain Bike team photo

Popping wheelies and climbing mountains! Our trailblazing colleagues explored the wooded areas of Aarhus with DC Sports.

Anne Sophie and Jens with bales of straw

It's the traders' favorite time of year - harvest season. Yeehaw!

Bianca and a Christmas tree

Holiday season is approaching quickly so Bianca spruced up our Aarhus offices to get our colleagues in a jolly good mood!

DC Bike Project

We've launched our very own DC bicycle project. See you on the paths and tracks out there!

US team in Stamford

Weekend vibes provided by (some of) the 🇺🇸 team. Huber, Maarten, Anders and Dennis enjoying a few drinks in downtown Stamford

RPE matchpoints speaking engagement

Rasmus was invited to speak on digital solutions in the energy industry at MatchPoints, Aarhus University's flagship conference

Ice cream from Paradis Is

A regular day at the office suddenly got a whole lot sweeter, courtesy of Paradis Is! 

P&C drinks streeetfood

It's all smiles for People & Culture, enjoying delicious drinks at Aarhus' local street food market

Kim Bentzen & Martin Lynnerup open water swimming

4:17 am - Head of Meteorology and avid open water swimmer, Kim, is one with the waves, and our Strategy & Communications team is right there with him

Friday bar with Origination and StratCom

Cheers to the freakin' weekend!

Jesper Tronborg in camouflage

Our Gas team took strategy to a whole new level playing laser tag in the woods

Intraday canoe polo match

Perhaps our Intraday Trading employees have a future career in canoe polo (is that even a thing?)!

Students with Commercial Business Development

Our internal Student Network co-hosted a case-solving workshop with our very own in-house consultants from Commercial Business Development

ITOS climbing trees

Who knew IT Operations & Services were this good at tackling obstacle courses?

DHL Relay running

Strong pace from everyone participating in this year's DHL Relay - of course, spirits were high as ever!

Thomas Raundahl and Jesper Pape

We're not lying when we say that we employ the best in the business. Congratulations to Thomas Raundahl who can now call himself attorney-at-law!

Origination in front of Aarhus

Being a global company, it's not every day that you see (almost) the whole origination team together in Aarhus - luckily, they brought the sunshine with them!

Marie-Louise speaking

Danish HR network, Dansk HR, caught our Head of People & Culture, Marie-Louise during her keynote presentation at their annual conference Træfpunkt

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