Helle Østergaard Kristiansen
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.
VP, Head of European Gas Trading
- Appointed to SL in September 2021.
- Background: More than 20 years of experience in the energy and finance sector, including positions as Head of ETRM Center of Excellence and Head of Market Access & Trading at OMV, Head of European Power at Centrica, and senior trader at BNP Paribas.
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.
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
- Strategic direction
- Performance drive
- Competitive edge
- Inspirational leadership
- People development
- Living our values