Meet Christian Larsen
Nordija´s Project Manager from Denmark
Christian is originally from Jutland – the western part of Denmark - but moved to Copenhagen 20 years ago to start working for Nokia as a software developer. This was back in the days when Nokia was the worlds’ largest mobile phone manufacture. Ever since then he has been working in the in-software industry in various positions as a developer, team manager, project leader, and department head.
Christian has been working for Nordija for a little less than a year as Project Manager, before that working in Planday as Head of Development, Netcompany as Team Manager, and Saxo Bank as Project Manager after his career in Nokia that lasted 10 years.
Christian currently lives in Frederiksberg with his fiancé, no kids yet, but who knows what the future will bring.
Why and when did you join Nordija?
When I was searching for a new job in spring 2020, I stumbled over a job ad for a position as Project Manager at Nordija which made me visit Nordija's homepage, and immediately I felt like this was an exciting product combined with a unique company culture, which made me apply for a job.
The first job interview made me even more confident that this was the right place for me! The vision of the product sold itself – but the team behind it all was extraordinary. It took me back to the days when I started in Nokia, the same energy, the same passion for making a huge difference for many people together. When you get that feeling together with people, you just know you are in the right place!
Role at Nordija
My daily work in Nordija is a Project Management, but not in the pure “Project Manager” sense, here in Nordija I get the chance to be a part of both highly detailed technical issues with the product development, while also being a part of the sales process and collaboration with customers, I feel like I am constantly involved in everything, hence fully responsible for everything I deliver together with the team, this makes me feel 100% accountable for all I do daily, which is exactly what drives me – the passion to make a difference.
What do you enjoy the most about Nordija´s culture?
I love that my colleagues feel like very good friends. Even though I only have been in Nordija for less than a year, I already feel like I’ve been working there for several years!
We can challenge each other fiercely on work-related matters to make sure we get the right solutions for our customers. But a few hours later, we meet in the company bar for a drink and lots of laughter :)
What do you like to do when you aren’t working? And what are your interests and passions outside of work?
The biggest passion in my spare time besides my family and friends is buying, restoring, driving, and selling old vintage cars, mostly sportscar like Porsches and similar. I love to be able to use my hands to make a physical difference when the daily job is a lot of communication and “keyboarding”. So, with a passion for old sportscars, this is the obvious choice for me in my spare time.
Finally – like nearly everyone else – I LOVE to travel with my fiancé! – favorite destination is always the USA!
Looking forward to connecting with you.