Who am I?
I used to be a farmer and ran my own farm for over 15 years. For many of those years, I had land-leasing contracts with Eurowind for wind turbines and solar power projects on my property, so I was already aware of the company. That came in handy when I decided I wanted to do something new. I wanted to work with the agricultural sector from a different perspective, so I applied for a role at Eurowind as a project manager in the Danish development department. I got the job, and I’ve been with the company since November 2020.
How do I make a difference?
As a project manager in the Danish development department, I reach out to farmers who might be interested in having wind turbines or solar parks on their property. My job is to make the initial contact, then set up the land-leasing contracts for the specific area. Then I move onto the next steps, working with neighbours and other local actors. You get very close to people: farming is a business with a lot of emotions attached to it. I often draw on my own background as a farmer to connect with people and give them a sense of security, because I actually know how they feel. I’m glad that we do business on a personal level at Eurowind. After all, these projects are not just important to us, but also to them. Being able to get out there and connect with former colleagues from the farming industry and negotiate in an area where I have expertise is another big plus for me.