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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. Senior Leadership is responsible for daily operations. No person serves as a member of both bodies.
Senior Leadership

Helle Østergaard Kristiansen

CEO
Helle Østergaard Kristiansen was born in 1978 in Hobro, Northern Jutland. For more than a decade, Helle has been instrumental in shaping Danske Commodities, and she has helped grow the organisation from 30 to 300 employees in her previous roles as CRO and CFO. Besides the role of CEO at DC, she is currently a board member of Systematic A/S, DS Norden A/S and ARoS Art Museum.

Helle has a background in the banking sector and has a Master’s in Business Economics and Auditing from Aarhus University. She lives in Aarhus with her husband and three children.

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Jakob Sørensen

CFO and VP, Head of Finance & Risk Management

  • Appointed to SL in April 2019.
  • Background: More than 15 years of experience from various positions in Danske Commodities, including Head of Power Markets and Head of Market Analysis.

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Jesper Tronborg

VP, Head of Global Trading & Market Development

  • Appointed to SL in August 2014.
  • Background: Head of Trading & Origination at Danske Commodities. Head of Markets at Statoil Gazelle. Oil and gas trader at Energi Danmark. Various positions globally with Maersk Group.

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Anders Severin Kring Jensen

VP, Head of European Power Trading

  • Appointed to SL in October 2022.
  • Background: More than 10 years of experience in energy trading, including positions as Head of Physical Asset Management at Centrica (formerly Neas Energy), Head of Renewables and Head of Intraday Power Trading at Danske Commodities.

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Tobias Basse

Interim VP, Head of European Gas Trading

  • Appointed to SL in October 2022.
  • Background: Various roles within software development, automated trading and quantitative analysis at Danske Commodities, including Head of Gas Digitalisation. PhD in Theoretical Cosmology.

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Rasmus Lundgaard Pedersen

VP, Head of IT

  • Appointed to SL in January 2022.
  • Background: More than 15 years of experience in top and middle management within the financial and energy trading sector, including Bankdata, Nets and Danske Bank.


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Marie-Louise Brebøl Christensen

VP, Head of People & Culture

  • Appointed to SL in April 2019.
  • Background: Head of Compensation & Performance Management at Danske Commodities. Interim Head of People & Communication at Lind Capital. Associate lawyer at Bech-Bruun, Lett Lawfirm and SJ Law. International legal roles in London and Zurich at Hospital Corporation of America and Novo Nordisk.

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Jesper Pape Larsen

VP, Head of Legal & Compliance

  • Appointed to SL in April 2019.
  • Background: Various legal roles at Danske Commodities, including Head of Legal & Compliance since 2014. Senior Legal Advisor at Vestas. Lawyer at Dahl Law.

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Mads Schmidt Christensen

VP, Head of Strategy & Communications

  • Appointed to SL in October 2022.
  • Background: More than 10 years of experience from various strategic advisory and leadership roles at Danske Commodities, including Head of Project Management Office and Head of Corporate Development. Media spokesperson.

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Board of Directors

Our Leadership Capability Framework

A strong culture is the greatest source of competitive advantage – and a company’s culture is the responsibility of its leaders. That is why we have developed seven leadership capabilities, calling on leaders to impact our business and grow our people. The principles are firmly incorporated in the way we think and practice leadership every day. They guide our leaders in ensuring a winning culture. For the benefit of our company, our people and our business partners.

The seven capabilities

  1. Strategic direction
  2. Performance drive
  3. Competitive edge
  4. Inspirational leadership
  5. People development
  6. Collaboration
  7. Living our values