About us

Iris de Vries

Hi everyone! My name is Iris de Vries, I’m 22 years old and I am the Chairman of this year’s EBF Conference Board. I grew up in Oosterhout, a town in the lovely South of the Netherlands but then I moved to North, where I really enjoyed Groningen student life. Besides studying I participated in all kind of activities, varying from field hockey and ballet, to singing and painting and, when I get the chance, some skiing and surfing. Also, I became an active member at EBF in 2017 at the Winter School Committee, which was a great experience.

I finished my Bachelor Business Administration at the University of Groningen for which I got the chance to go on exchange to Spain. After this exchange, I got the taste to travel more so, last year I explored the amazing continent of South America participating in volunteering projects with AIESEC. Very soon after my return to the Netherlands I started my Master Marketing Management, and then the board year at EBF Conference of 2019 came along!

As chairman I have to make sure that everybody is working in the same direction, and jump in where extra help is needed. Being chairman of this board is a great experience because it allows me to be closely involved with every function, which makes my tasks very diverse. In addition to this, my function means that I am the point of contact for the different boards that give advice and supervision. I consider it a unique opportunity to work with such an ambitious team of fellow board members and our heroes of the Day Organisation. I am already thrilled for the Conference on the 3rd and 4th of October and hope to see you all there!

Lyanca Hendriks

Hey everyone! I am Lyanca Hendriks, 22 years old and this years’ Vice-Chairman of the EBF Conference Board. My roots lie in the south of the province Drenthe, but I moved to Groningen as soon as I started my bachelor’s degree. I already finished my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, but decided to hang around one more year before starting my master. When I am out of the office, I like to spend my time at the student korfball club here in Groningen, where I train once a week and play a match almost every saturday.

After I finished my bachelor’s degree, which was all theoretical, I wanted to do something in practice. In the previous years, I have organised monthly activities for the training members of the korfball club and also organised our yearly days with activities for my friends. Organising something more seriously like the EBF Conference, fits perfectly with my interests and goals in what I want to learn in the upcoming year.

As Vice-Chairman, my main responsibilities are working out the theme, acquiring speakers and supporting my fellow board members where necessary. The best thing about this function for me, is that I support every function, therefore I cooperate a lot of the time with my fellow board members.

Want to know more about my function or the EBF Conference in general? Just contact me or come by at the Interim!

Mathijs Zwitser

Hello dear stalker! My name is Mathijs Zwitser and I am 22 years old. I grew up in Uitgeest, which is a town between Alkmaar and Haarlem. Furthermore, I am responsible for the commercial relations of EBF Conference 2019! Besides my activities for the Conference, I hope to finish my bachelor Business Administration this year. In my free time you can find me in the Noorderplantsoen where I run often.

In the past, I have been participating of the Academy Committee and also participated in het European Study Research to Barcelona. After my study abroad in South Africa last year, I was looking for a new challenge and eventually this has become the Conference. I have already learned so much in the last couple of months which you can not learn from theory, but only from experience!

What am I exactly doing for the EBF Conference? As commercial relations I am contacting companies, explain them about the Conference and eventually want to create a partnership between the companies and the Conference! I believe we offer a good platform for companies to come in contact with the RUG students. Furthermore, when you go home at the end of the day with your nice goodie bag, just realize I have been busy with that as well among with others!

If you still cannot get enough of me, you can always come by at the Interim for a cup of coffee or phone me!

Jasper Doornbos

Ola! My name is Jasper Doornbos, 22 years old and I am the Treasurer and Commercial Relations II of the EBF Conference. I grew up in the beautiful city Emmeloord, which is located in Flevoland. Currently I am in my third year of the bachelor Business Administration. Besides this, I like to go to the gym and go for a run when the weather is good.

Last year, I went to Finland to study there for one semester and it was really exciting! When I came back, I knew I wanted to do something challenging. Previously, I already did the Active Members Committee at the EBF and the EBF Conference felt like a perfect step to do something more serious. Numbers have always fascinated me and becoming the treasurer of the Conference was therefore extra special.

As treasurer, I am responsible for keeping track of the budget. I have to make sure that all bills are paid and that there is enough money available to organise the event. Acquiring money is part of my other main task which is being the second ‘Commercial Relations’ of the Conference. Together with Mathijs I am responsible for attracting companies to participate in our event.

If you want to know more about this amazing position within the EBF Conference board, don’t hesitate to contact me and I will tell you all about numbers!

Ilva Baks

Hey! My name is Ilva Baks, 21 years old and I am responsible for the Logistics of the EBF Conference. Recently, I have finished my bachelor Business Administration, which left me with a lot of spare time to focus on organising this amazing event! Next to this, I like to do boxing and when the sun comes out you can find me on a terrace with some drinks and nachos.

After finishing my bachelor’s degree, I was searching for an opportunity to put all the gained knowledge into practice and develop myself even more before starting a master. I got enthusiastic about the EBF Conference when I visited the event myself and decided to apply for the board. My interest in organising events fits this board perfectly and I love that we have a great goal to work towards the upcoming year!

Being the Logistics of the board means that I will arrange things like our location, catering and technical support. Also, I will make sure that everything runs smoothly the two days the EBF Conference will be held! Besides the logistic part of my function, I have worked on this year’s theme and I will spend my time on inviting interesting speakers and keeping in touch with them throughout the year.

If you would like to know more about the EBF Conference or my function within the board, you can always contact me!

Nina Roozemond

Hi everyone! My name is Nina Roozemond, 20 years old and I am responsible for the Public Relations of the EBF Conference. Currently, I am in my third year of the bachelor Business Administration with Business Management. I’m really excited for what this board year has to offer and to organise this great event!

Before I joined the EBF Conference, I was in the Introduction Committee of 2017 and in the Active Members Committee of 2018. Since I had really great experiences with these committees I decided to stay within the EBF for another year to develop my organisational skills on a higher professional level. Furthermore, I have met amazing people through the years at EBF and made some great friendships.

Being the PR of the board means that I am responsible for all the promotion of the EBF Conference, I am the person behind all our social media and promotion material. Personally, I think this is an interesting function since I can use my creative and organisational skills at the same time. So, I’m excited to show everyone what we are up to and to make some great experiences together with the board!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.