Who am I?
I have an MA in European Studies from Aalborg University, and I first became acquainted with the renewable energy industry during my internship at Marigerfjord business council. I was employed to investigate the renewable energy potential in the area and to tap into it. This involved examining the work of established companies in this sector, such as Eurowind Energy, in order to attract new investments. This internship truly kickstarted my passion for renewable energy. After finishing my internship and master’s degree in 2011, I applied for a job as a project assistant here at Eurowind. I have been a part of the company ever since. I originally come from Poland, but I have lived in Denmark most of my life, and I went to school in Hobro. I feel like I have always known Eurowind, because it is one of the biggest businesses in the town.
Eurowind also made it possible for my wife and I to live and grow here in Denmark. During my studies, I went on holiday to Poland, where I met my wife, Elzbieta Dyrkacz-Szlachetka. We decided to see if we could make a go of it, and we were long-distance for three years. Then we came to a crossroads where we needed to decide if I should move back to Poland or she should come to Denmark. We decided on Denmark as I already had a job with Eurowind, and we then had to find a job for Elzbieta. Elzbieta came to Denmark without speaking Danish, and she needed to learn the language to access the job market – but she needed eight hours’ work a week to attend courses. I asked our CEO if it was possible for Eurowind to find some hours of work for her, so she could start learning Danish, and they did. She started an eight-hour week at Eurowind, as well as beginning her Danish language course. Elzbieta quickly became interested in her role in the technical department and in the renewable energy sector as a whole. Six months later, she was offered a full-time role as an asset management assistant in the department and has been here ever since.