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David Kraandijk

David Kraandijk – President ESN Groningen Board 2020/2021

Hi guys! My name is David Kraandijk. I am 21 years old and I am the President of the Board of ESN Groningen 2020/2021. I just finished my Bachelor’s in International Business at the University of Groningen and now I am putting all my time and effort into ESN! A year ago, I did an exchange semester in Taiwan. This exchange has been one of the best times of my life and I absolutely loved the international experience that I had over there. This is exactly why I wanted to be involved in ESN Groningen, as you cannot miss the international experience in this amazing organisation! I am looking forward to meeting you all!

Position description

As the President of ESN Groningen, I have a coordinating and supervising role. I am mainly responsible for leading the executive board and the meetings within the board, maintaining an overview and be up to date with all the latest developments of ESN Groningen and ensuring the long-term perspective is taken into account. I also provide support within the board where necessary. Furthermore, I am the face of the organisation. This involves representing ESN Groningen towards different external stakeholders, for instance towards other student organisations, the University of Groningen, the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Municipality of Groningen, as well as on different national and international levels.

Within this position, I focus among others on improving the organisation in the interest of the students. Therefore, I take the lead in developing the policy, and in the construction of different evaluation reports.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! My email is