The Board is the day-to-day management of the association. They hold the responsibility for everything that happens at the SIB. Every year a new Board is chosen for a full academic year. Each Board member has a specific function within the team. Some are full-time, some are part-time, but they all work at the Office at the Pelsterstraat 23 on the top floor. Committees and project groups assist the Board in organizing activities.

The Advisory Council gives the current Board solicited and unsolicited advice and the Audit Committee oversees the financial health of the association. Several times per year the Board is held accountable for their actions during the General Members Assembly . This is the formal meeting where members can voice their opinion and reflect on the functioning of the association.

Below you can find who holds which position within the Board and how you can contact them. The 72nd Board of SIB Groningen is Board Van Wijk.

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Board Van Wijk

Arend-Jan de Koning - President & COmmissioner of Intellectual Activities

Arend-Jan de Koning is the President and the Commissioner for Intellectual Activities. He leads the Board of the association. He carries the final responsibility and has the important job to organize the communication and cooperation within the board as well as motivating and coordinating board members. Furthermore, he is responsible for all the intellectual activities which the SIB organises, for example the weekly lectures or symposia. For this he keeps, amongst others, contact with the speakers and the organizations which the SIB cooperates with for the intellectual activities. You can reach Arend-Jan at, or for matters related to the lectures of the SIB at

Mats Stegeman - Secretary & Commissioner of External Affairs

Mats Stegeman holds the functions of Secretary and Commissioner of External Affairs. He is responsible for the general administration of our association, as well as for the communication with companies and other organisations who support the SIB financially or otherwise. You can contact Mats at, or for matters related to External Affairs​

Anouk Volker - Treasurer

Anouk Volker, as our Treasurer, is responsible for the financial part of the association. She also plans the budgets for each organ of the organization. The Treasurer takes care of the communication with these organs to stay up-to-date and coordinate the finances of the entire association. The Audit Committee oversees the Treasurer. You can contact Anouk at

Kristan Otten - Commissioner of Internal Communication

Kristan Otten is our Commissioner of Internal Communication. He is the main person available for questions of members. He is responsible for the committees, project groups and disputen, and will provide information about the different opportunities the SIB has to offer to become an active member. You can contact Kristan at

Zsa-Zsa van Wijk - Commissioner of PR & Vice President

Zsa-Zsa van Wijk is the Commissioner of PR and Vice-President. She is responsible for the Public Relations and the image of the SIB. She is in charge of promoting the association and is always looking for original ways to promote the SIB and its activities. Furthermore, as Vice President, she is responsible for the social cohesion within the Board. You can contact Zsa-Zsa at

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