We will be a team
Today, at the National Congress, Finansforbundet’s new presidency was elected. The new team promised the delegates and members to be dedicated and put in a tireless effort.
"I was the nice, quiet girl, somewhat silenced by my upbringing to be polite and selfless. Inside, I had lots of words, but they didn’t really come out until I needed to express my opinion to a boss or two."
Incidentally, the president learnt to speak her mind at a course offered by Finansforbundet:
"And I’ve not kept quiet since."
She explained that she is primarily interested in strategic work:
"But I also understand when diplomacy fails and the fight begins. It's just not the first step I take."
The president moreover said that she believes that "talent wins matches, teams win championships."
She promised the delegates and members that the presidency will constitute a team, which will work on linking the central and the local elements of Finansforbundet.
The retiring president, Kent Petersen, congratulated his successor:
"Dear Dorrit – I have no doubt that you have what it takes to fill the role. You have been a great branch president and a strong voice, who has not missed an opportunity to point it out if I’ve not done what you would have preferred. You have good, strong values and are a decent person. Take good care of Finansforbundet."
Democrat to the bone
New to the vice presidency is Jakob Thorgaard, who appeared freshly shaved after countless jokes about his growing beard during the National Congress. He opened by saying that he is a fan of the band TV-2 and would choose their song “Kys det nu, det satans liv” (Kiss the damned life) for the moment when he was elected.
"I’m the son of a pastor; as you know, they are some of the worst, but it means that morality and right and wrong have always been important to me. Am I, then, an angel? No, my mentor Kent has ruined that. He told me that a polite and modest manner is not an option, and he’s also been encouraging me at this National Congress: 'Now, go in there and make your mark.'"
Jakob Thorgaard also told the audience that his father committed suicide during Jakob’s first year of upper secondary school.
"I'm not afraid to share personal experiences, and they matter in terms of who I am. I show great enterprise, have two university degrees, and I want to make a difference. The only certain thing in life is that it will end in death."