An incidental job interview paved Christian Hyldahl's path to the financial world

Career Path: The initial plan was to be an engineer, but when ATP head Christian Hyldahl stumbled upon a job interview at a stockbroking company, the foundation for a career in the financial world was laid.

Christian Hyldahl, Chief Executive of pension giant ATP. | Photo: PR

What career path did you envision for yourself when you were younger?

"I studied at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in the late 80s, and I had traveled around the world for several years, so I was very motivated to get out in the world and do engineering work. However, chance willed otherwise, so that didn’t happen."

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