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New HR Consultant with an eye for humans and the third world

New HR Consultant with an eye for humans and the third world

As Danmission´s new HR Consultant Lene Martins will be responsible for all Danmission´s posted employees (expatriates) – from the country representatives to the student internships.

Danmission’s new HR-consultant has most recently recruited new employees to Banedanmark. But it is through Lene’s employment with DanChurchAid (Folkekirkens Nødhjælp), from 1996 to 2016, that she has her most important work experience. This through working with budgets, international project management and eventually also as HR consultant for DanChurchAid employees at home as well as abroad.

So, it is with a trained eye for both humans and development issues, that Lene, who has a degree from Copenhagen Business School (Handelshøjskolen), from May 1, 2017 has joined Danmission in the position as Danmission’s new HR Consultant. Lene´s primary focus will be on the posted employees. Lene looks forward to again being part of a work place, where her colleagues are driven by something other and larger than their pay checks, as she puts it.

”I applied for the position because I felt I had to go back to something more value-based – to a place where it is not only a question of how much is on the bottom line at the end of the day”, says Lene Martins, 52.

Hope and faith 

When Lene for the first time, in the late 1990s, visited the African continent, more specifically the refugee camp Kakuma in northern Kenya, she saw with her own eyes, how hope and faith in a better future continue to exist – even among people whose situations may seem hopeless. The visit to Kakuma is among the things that motivates Lene in her new position in Danmission.

Lene Martins grew up in Frederiksberg and Valby, but the Christian faith was not given much importance in her childhood home. However, the Christian values were very much part of her childhood home and her childhood, as it has been the case ever since, Lene Martins emphasizes. Lene for that reason decided that her daughter should attend a Christian school.

Lene Martins lives on Amager (Copenhagen), where she enjoys the company of her friends, winter bathing (winter swimming), as well as visits from her adult daughter, who now lives and studies in Aarhus.

Lene Martins takes over as HR-consultant from Eva Madsen, who after three decades of service, has recently retired.

Lise Frank
Journalist and communication worker