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The energy market in Denmark was one of the first energy markets to be liberated and we were born from this market. 

- Helle Østergaard Kristiansen

Our guest in this episode was named one of the 30 most influential women in global business by Forbes Magazine.


Her name is Helle Østergaard Kristiansen, and at 43 she is the CEO of Danske Commodities, a 15-year old energy trading company that has become a major player in international energy trading.


We talked to Helle about what energy trading is all about, why it matters so much in the green transition and what it means to be the only woman in an industry that is overwhelmingly dominated by men.  Helle shares her thoughts on leadership, lessons to and from Denmark and the important lessons she’s learned from one of her biggest idols…Pipi Longstocking.


Listen in to learn more about one of Denmark’s most successful companies and one it’s most influential businesswomen.

Episode Takeaways

  • What is energy trading?

  • Making a difference

  • Success behind Danske Commodities

  • Lessons to and from Denmark

  • Future of Danske Commodities

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