The interview with European Energy's Chief Executive Knud Erik Andersen needs to be rushed a bit. Not because he has issues making time to speak with journalists – he is usually one of the Danish energy sector's most available CEOs – but because the opening match between Denmark and Bahrain in the handball world championship is about to start.
In a way, Andersen's interest in the country's arguable national sport fits well with the company he established in 2004. It's never been prone to genteel pretension nor to back down from a duel. Rather than prestigious projects, the company's business is built upon good mercantile sense and follow-ups on slim chances and small projects that other companies would have sidelined.