Thom van der Wal
Their goals and portfolios
Hello! I am Kondwani Mkorongo, and I will be the chairwoman of the SOG board this year. I was born and raised in the sunny country of Zimbabwe, and have been studying Economics and Business Economics for the last few years in Groningen.When I am not busy with the SOG or my studies, you can usually find me playing field hockey and spending time with friends.
As Chairwoman of the board, I am responsible for the association and serve as the face of the SOG. I have the responsibility of overseeing everything which concerns the board and the association, as well as motivating and supporting my fellow board members. Alongside this I am also responsible for observing and implementing the goals and vision of the annual policy plan of the board. I look forward to meeting you all (virtually) during our events this year!
Chairwoman board 2020-2021
Hi! I am Julianne and I will be the secretary of the SOG board this upcoming year. Currently, I am 21 years old and in the third year of my IRIO bachelor (International Relations and International Organizations). I was born and raised in the rainy Netherlands. More specifically in a village nearby Groningen. Although Groningen has been my home for many years now, I am still not tired of this beautiful and vibrant city. I am looking forward to this upcoming year despite the current challenges the pandemic has brought us.
As the secretary I will support my board by keeping track of everything administratively. It will be my responsibility to manage different kinds of important information, such as sending out the newsletter or keeping track of the membership database. Together with Johannes Hütten (board) and Christopher de Bruijn, Lotte Karsten and Jordy Ossendrijver (faction) and all the committee PR managers, I am part of the PR team. Furthermore, I will have the honourable task to create the Ruggegraat together with the Editorial Committee and Angelica Bercx (board).
Secretary board 2020-2021
Hi! My name is Thom, and I will be the treasurer for the year 2020/2021. I am 23 years old and currently finishing up my bachelor Economics and Business Economics. Next to my studies and the SOG I also hockey on a very ‘reasonable’ level and like to play on my saxophone.
My main tasks as the treasurer consist of keeping in check the association’s revenues and expenses. This means I will work to make sure bills are paid and received on time, financial statistics are presented in an orderly fashion, and that the financial goals are realized. Next to these tasks I am also responsible for creating clarity and transparency within the board and the association about the revenues and expenses. I am looking forward to work on making this a financially successful year for the SOG!
Thom van der Wal
Treasurer board 2020-2021
Hello! I am Angelica Bercx and I am the Commissioner of Internal Affairs for the SOG. I am 19 years old and currently in my second year of International Business. I am Dutch, raised as a child in Muiderberg, but have lived for 10 years in Latin America. Since moving to Groningen I have been trying to find ways to become an active student, and the SOG gives me a platform to do that. This year is going to be challenging, but I am really excited to work with the different committees, the board and the faction.
As the Commissioner of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the committees and the events they organize, the communication within the association, and the creation of the Ruggegraat with the secretary of the board (Julianne). I have a lot of confidence in the outcome of our events and the development of the SOG this coming year, I am really looking forward to it!
commisioner of internal affairs board 2020-2021
Hi! My name is Johannes Hütten and I will be this year’s commissioner of external affairs. I study liberal arts and science at the university college and am specializing in behavioural sciences. I love studying in Groningen because everything is so nearby. Next to studying and working for the SOG, I love spending my time playing guitar and doing sports.
I am responsible for the connections with other associations and together with Thom I am responsible for the acquisition. I am very excited to make the best of this challenging year and aspire to make great contributions to the SOG!