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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.
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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: Various positions in Danske Commodities, including as 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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Tor Mosegaard

VP, Head of European Power Trading

  • Appointed to SL in March 2020.
  • Background: Head of Power Markets and Cross-Border Trading at Danske Commodities. Various trading positions with Energi Danmark, including Head of Short-Term Trading.

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Klaus Nussgruber

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.

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Rasmus Lundgaard Pedersen

VP, Head of IT

  • Appointed to SL in January 2022.
  • Background: 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: Director, Head of Legal & Compliance at Danske Commodities. Senior legal advisor at Vestas. Lawyer at Dahl Law.

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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.

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The seven capabilities

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