Lena Noesgaard Andersen


“Be patient and find a leader who is committed to you and your development”

Name: Lena Moesgaard Andersen
Title: Partner
Company: PwC
Degree: Cand.merc. Financial Management
Fun Fact: I am scared of spiders

Was there a specific reason you wanted to pursue a leadership career?

I have always had an interest in being involved in, and taking responsibility for, decision-making and a great desire to contribute to the development of the people I have been fortunate to work with. For me, leadership is also about setting a good example. Thus, there have been several times in my career where I have thought that that boss did well, and followed his example. I also hope to be able to do that, and maybe even inspire others to set good examples.

What advice did you receive early in your career that you still carry with you today?

I was once advised: Be patient and find a leader who is committed to you and your development. It is absolutely crucial to be able to reflect in a leader, and to find someone who can see the good in you.

Tell us about a female role model and the impact this person had on you – either personally or professionally?

At PwC, we have some amazing female role models with amazing drive and personalities that shine through. Role models help you to see yourself in a career track. Ensuring we have more women in management today, will inspire tomorrow’s generations of women to also take the management path. That is why it is important.

What do you enjoy most about your work today?

I love creating change and optimization together with amazing colleagues and exciting customers, and I also like to see customers’ business potential, and see them thrive and grow. I thrive on a very varied everyday life, whether it is as an interim CFO, optimization projects or assistance with a stock exchange listing.

What does good leadership mean to you?

For me, it means sincere interest in me both as a person and in my professional development. In addition, it is important to be able to set a course and to be inspiring. In addition, as a leader, it is important to be able to share your victories with others. The responsibility for the good results never lies with one person, but is spread over the entire team. We need to keep that in mind.

What did you imagine your life and career would be like when you were 25?

At the time, the plans were more short-term and I just wanted varied learning. Therefore, it was natural to find my way into consulting, where it is possible to try out very diverse tasks with skilled people. And I really have to say that the reality has lived up to my expectations!