It is time for you to get to know the board members of NBCC Young Professionals! Meet Helge Thoresen Paasche 🥳


Born and raised just outside of Oslo, Helge first arrived in the UK in 2013 to attend university, studying Business with Law, after living in Australia for a short time. After his studies, Helge lived and worked in Malaysia for a year before returning to London. He then worked for multiple years in the alcohol industry as a sales manager for both London and the UK, as well as an export manager to Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

Since then, Covid and Brexit lead him onto a different career path, going from hospitality to finance.

Currently, Helge works in the oil department for ICAP, a global commodity brokerage firm, with a special focus on the Nordic region. He helps clients manage their exposure to price fluctuations in the commodity market and hedge their positions against adverse developments.

Having worked and lived in multiple countries, he has a strong appreciation of the importance of cross-cultural networking, especially in the early stages of one’s career. His involvement with the NBCC YP Council stems from this appreciation, as he hopes to help other young professionals develop their networking skills.

Helge lives in South Bermondsey with his girlfriend and dog, enjoying the local parks and pubs alike.