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ANNE BØGH JOHANSEN, CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER

My work can be seen in the landscape

It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to work with talented colleagues towards a common goal and to feel that we’re making a difference for so many people. It is also very inspiring to work on a project where you can actually see the physical result – an 18 km long immersed tunnel.

As Chief Legal Officer at the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel project, I’m involved in defining and explaining the rules for the construction and making sure that they are followed to the letter. I set out our rights and obligations in contracts and make sure that our business partners do the same. Overall, my job is about making things happen in the correct way. Legal work can be very black and white. But the reality here is that everything has to fit together. We are not just dealing with words on paper – an actual tunnel is to be built.

I am really challenged professionally and, at the same time, I feel proud to be part of a historic project; one that will make a difference to millions of people and create a completely new region in northern Europe. And the project is huge on so many levels. It’s about more than just the completed tunnel. It’s also about the way it’s constructed. We will be training and educating apprentices and trainees. In general, we’re doing something to benefit the environment in the long-term – and this includes the work environment and the people who will be active on the tunnel construction for many years. Our CSR work is ambitious; how do we do it in the best way possible to make it meaningful and attractive to everyone?

I believe that we’re making a difference and doing so together. My colleagues are inspirational and dedicated to what they do. We’re working towards the same goal – and support each other.  There is a good team spirit here, which makes it easy to enjoy the work and go home contented.  

It’s extremely inspiring to work on a project where you can see the physical result. It’s not just a question of shuffling piles of paper. No, my work will leave its mark on the landscape. And that’s cool.

ONE THING IN PARTICULAR MAKES IT SO MOTIVATING TO WORK HERE: NO MATTER WHAT YOUR ROLE IS, EVERYONE IS WORKING TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL