When Maliina Abelsen took over as the chair of Royal Greenland in May, it marked two significant firsts.

For one, Abelsen became the first female chair in the group's 250-year history. That in and of itself is an accomplishment.

But Abelsen set another high water mark: At 45, she is one of the youngest people to hold a chairman role at a major seafood company globally.

Serving as chair of a DKK 5.6 billion (€752.2 million/$764.8 million) company that employs 2,200 people is a challenge for anybody.