Klaus Christensen StoryKlaus Christensen relocated to the Isle of Man in 2017 after deciding to move to here from Malta to expand on opportunities in e-gaming and enjoy being part of a cycling community.
Why did you decide to move to the Isle of Man?
Before starting at PokerStars, I finished my education in financial management. As many others finishing their education, I had doubts about what to do and whether if it was the right path to take for me. Since travelling always has been something I have enjoyed, I thought about the option of working abroad and noticed that PokerStars had an open position for a Danish language specialist in our Malta Office.
To this day, I still remember how welcome I felt and how well organised it was when I started on day 1 in our Malta Office.
My favourite thing about working for the company is definitely the amount of responsibilities you get from an early stage, and also that you work together with colleagues from all over the world.
In 2017 I have felt it was time for a change and for new challenges. Based on the offices we have around the world, I have always had the feeling that I fit best in the Isle of Man as that is the most cycling friendly country.
How would you describe the culture of PokerStars?
I would describe it as a young and dynamic environment where there is a great room to learn and grow.
How did you find the relocation process? What aspects went really well?
Quite easy and straightforward. Went very easy getting set up with:
- National Insurance Number
- Bank Account
- Finding a Flat
What is your favourite thing about the Isle of Man? Where is your favourite place on the IOM?
My favourite thing about the Isle of Man is that it reminds me of home. I grew up in the countryside in Denmark so even the weather is similar.
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of work?
Football is fun to play and watch, but my real passion is cycling - so I look forward to the day I bump into Mark Cavendish on a ride over here.