Become a partner


We are a global energy trading hub engineered for growth

We believe that the most successful way to create an extraordinary company is to equip talented people with the right tools and a sense of ownership.

The way we do this is by utilizing latest technologies, building a strong scalable trading platform, and offering the possibility for all our employees to become business owners.

We want to build the most scalable global energy trading hub, connecting talented people around the world and unlock their full potential within energy trading.

About our Partner Model

The MFT Partner Model

Empowering Talent

Our unique partner model empowers entrepreneurs to become the best. At MFT, we have moved away from the command-and-control paradigm to allow highly-driven professionals to choose the best way to achieve goals.

Competitive Edge

Partners control the upside by strengthening their core trading capabilities, seeking new opportunities in their core markets, and governing their own business model and investments. This provides trading teams, and MFT as a whole, with a compelling and enduring competitive edge. When needed, partners can call upon a dynamic hub of subject matter expertise in back office administration, access to capital and markets, strategic and entrepreneurial leadership, as well as IT, risk advisory and legal services.

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Invoice management
Risk management
Salary management
Currency management


Access to capital
Access to guarantees


Software & tools development
Data handling
Position overview
Data mapping & infrastructure
Hardware access
Assistant on ad hoc
Experience in selecting software vendors


Trading leadership
Entrepreneur leadership
Culture & team builders
Strategy & Execution
Coaching & monitoring

Market Access

Application handling
Process establishment
Translation and legalization
Access to platforms
Maintenance and assistance

Partner Company

MFT Energy Fun Facts

We have offices in Aarhus, Istanbul, Singapore and Athens

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No. 1 out of 55.000 startups established in Denmark in 2016

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50% of our traders have more than 8 years of experience

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We count 14 different nationalities

MFT Energy counts 93 employees

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90% watched Game of Thrones

Our average age is 31 years

MFT vision

Our Vision

Together we build the most scalable global trading hub.

MFT mission

Our Mission

To empower entrepreneurs to become the best.

Our Values



Grit is about strength of character, spirit, perseverance, and unyielding courage. Grit drives achievement and success at MFT, independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence may contribute.



Hunger, and staying hungry, is a critical component of our ability to build and improve MFT. Combining ambition, passion and energy, hunger conquers the fear of failure and helps us to take on more responsibilities.



Unity ensures that MFT operates with unbroken integrity in a condition of harmony and accord. Our highly-collaborative working environment encourages us to perform at top levels and creates a sense of solidarity and loyalty.


Lars Kristensen

Lars Kristensen

Chief Risk Officer

Lars brings over a decade of experience in commodity trading to the table. A former Director of Intraday Proprietary Power Trading and Head of Intraday Analysis at Danske commodities, Lars has a Master’s degree in Economics from Aarhus University.

Jacob Vald Guldberg

Jacob Vald Guldberg

Chief Information Officer

A former Director of IT Solutions at Danske Commodities, Jacob draws upon a varied career that includes leadership roles in business intelligence and software development, as well as IT consultancy and mentorship. Jacob is a frequent speaker on business intelligence matters.

Cagdas Ozan Ates

Cagdas Ozan Ates

Chief Commercial Officer

Cagdas provides an impressive wealth of Pan-European power trading experience, having previously performed a wide variety of leadership roles at Danske Commodities during 12 years of service. Cagdas is also a professional investor and Board member within the Danish startup scene.

Simon Rathjen

Simon Rathjen

Chief Visionary Officer

Simon has over a decade of European energy trading experience, having progressed from the trade floor to team leadership roles, including Head of Intraday Assets Trading at Danske Commodities.

Bo Palmgren

Bo Palmgren

Chief Operating Officer

As previous Director and Partner at both Danske Commodities and, more recently, Energi Danmark, Bo enjoys a wealth of team leadership experience. Involved in power trading since 2008, Bo has a Master’s Degree in Finance and International Business from Aarhus University.

Torben Nordal Clausen

Torben Nordal Clausen

Chief Executive Officer

Torben has over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles within energy trading and risk management, Previous roles include CEO of both Danske Commodities and Global Risk Management, as well as EVP of Bunker Holding. Torben is also a professional investor and Board member within the Danish startup scene.

Christian Pape

Christian Pape

Chief Financial Officer

Despite Christians relative youth at 44, he has held pivotal roles at two of Denmark’s largest companies. He has experienced both the buoyancy of a globalized sector at DSV and, most recently, the troubled waters of a digitally-challenged industry at Aller Media.

Strategic Aspirations


Initial public offering by 2023

We will continue to strengthen the company and position for an IPO by 2023.


Growth into a global player

We are ready to accelerate growth further, by expanding from an essentially European base and to become global in scope.


Empowered employees

Following on from the MFT Workspace initiative (in response to Covid-19), we will explore the possibilities of work-from-home, wherever in the world that may be.

Financial Performance

Strong financial performance is an ongoing feature of MFT, with positive EBIT results posted in each accounting year since we were founded in 2017.

It is the result of a combination of factors:

  • A highly scalable platform with global potential
  • A unique partner model based on partnership and empowered traders
  • A low and flexible cost base (due to an asset-light focus on trading only)
  • A large and growing global market that continues to deregulate
  • A wealth of solid trading experience and market knowledge
  • Proactive risk management structures integrated into daily operations, and
  • Use of the latest technologies to create a competitive edge
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