Meet the Candidate Board!

Candidate Chairman: Thomas van der Geest

Hola! My name is Thomas van der Geest and I am thrilled to be next year’s candidate Chairman of TeMa Board 2022-2023. Currently, I am finishing up the last year of my bachelor of Business Administration. Next year, I will start with the master Supply Chain Management. After having lived in Mexico for three years, I moved to the beautiful city of Groningen to experience Dutch student life. In my spare time, I love to play hockey and golf, travel the world, and of course, go out for (some) drinks with friends.

After the horrible times of Covid, I really want to take on additional activities next to my studies, and make up for the missed contacts and social moments. Therefore, I took this wonderful opportunity to be part of the 14th TeMa board. I am really looking forward to next year, and I hope to meet of all you to make it an unforgettable year together. 

Hope to see you soon at the university or at one of our socials! 

Chairman: Thomas van der Geest

Candidate Secretary: Jennifer Zhang 

Heeey! I am Jennifer Zhang and the candidate Secretary of TeMa Board 2022-2023!

I was born and raised in Winschoten, a small town in the northeast of Groningen. In the midst of the corona pandemic, I started my bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the University of Groningen. After more than a year of lectures in front of my laptop screen, I was itching for more challenges! That is why I applied for a board year. In addition to my studies, I am working at the RUG as a Teacher Assistant. In my spare time, I like go out with friends, have some drinks, go shopping, and I also really enjoy listening to music!

Without a doubt, I believe it is going to be an amazing year! Hope to see you all soon!

Secretary & Promotion: Jennifer Zhang

Candidate Treasurer: Pevi Wijngaarden

Hey! My name is Pevi Wijngaarden, 23 years old and I am the next candidate Treasurer of TeMa!

I am currently studying for the pre-master Technology & Operations Management and I will start next year with the master's TOM. I grew up in Hardenberg, a small city in the east, but since last year I live in Groningen. To stay fit, you can find me on the tennis court, in the gym and sometimes on the mountain bike. I also like to party and be with friends. And finally, I work at Doppio where I make or serve the most delicious coffees.

I am really looking forward to next year and I hope to see you all a lot!!

Treasurer: Pevi Wijngaarden

Candidate Internal Relations: Martijn Tannemaat

Heeey everyone! My name is Martijn Tannemaat and right now I’m in my second year of the BSc Business Administration.

My home town is Enschede to which I go back regularly but right now I live in Groningen. Next to that I occasionally work at Albert Heijn and I’m also a member of GYAS. In my spare time, I like to play soccer, watch sports and chill with my friends in Groningen or Twente. I am very excited that from next year I will fulfil the role of Internal Relations for TeMa. I think it is important that everyone is involved within TeMa and has a great time.

You can always contact me and I am really looking forward to seeing and meeting you all at the university, during activities or at the Interim! Together, let’s make next year the best year so far! 

Candidate External Relations: Bram Fortuijn

Hello everyone! My name is Bram Fortuijn, 23 years old, and I am the next candidate External Relations for our beautiful study association.

I am studying for the pre-master of Technology and Operations Management, and I am working hard to complete my last courses. Before I can start with the double degree program, I still need to pass two courses next year of my pre-master. In addition to my next school year, I wanted to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be part of this amazing board! I am from the lovely Brabant, where I can be found on a frequent basis. You can always get in touch with me if you want to visit the beautiful south of the Netherlands. In any case, I am looking forward to the new school year and hope to see you all at the university, our office or at the upcoming events.

Hope to see you soon at one of our events!