During a board year, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and communication skills in addition to discovering your talents, which can be useful in your further career. You also learn a lot in the field of social entrepreneurship.

Enactus Nederland organizes various events and training days for the board in cooperation with companies such as Randstad, KPMG and Unilever. There is also a possibility to be coached by someone from the business world. As a board member you spend 15-20 hours a week working with Enactus.

The board of 2017-2018 consists of 5 enthusiastic students:


Simone Penris - Chairman

I, as the chairman, am ultimately responsible for Enactus Wageningen. I send other members and I lead the board meetings. I also keep myself busy with current partners and recruiting new partners. In addition, I have weekly contact with Enactus NL. As chairman, it is important that you are motivated and decisive.

Ehlana Haring - Vice-President

As vice-chairman of Enactus Wageningen, my duties are very diverse. For example, I am mainly occupied with the finances of Enactus and the companies, but also with the documentation of the cash flows and minutes during meetings. In addition, I replace the chairman if he is not present. As a vice-chairman, you must be especially accurate, accurate and decisive. In addition, accounting knowledge (such as Excel) is also a must.

Kyra Journée - Human Resources Manager

As HR manager I am involved in the development of team members of Enactus Wageningen. I am also responsible for the recruitment and selection of new members. It is my job to ensure that the right people are in the right place and that new members are well-trained. In addition, I am also project-manager for one project team. For my job you have to be good at analyzing, listening, collaborating and organizing.

Naomi van Melis - Event Manager

As Event Manager of Enactus Wageningen I organize the internal and external events. These are, for example, workshops or info meetings, but also cozy get-togethers or events especially for members. In addition, I guide our team to the national competition and I am the leader of projects. The characteristics of an Event Manager are: entrepreneurial, organizational strong, facilitating and good at presenting.

Valerie Bloem - Marketing Manager

As Marketing Manager at Enactus Wageningen I am involved in external communication. This means that I make plans for generating brand awareness via social media, update the Facebook page and make videos or posters for marketing purposes. As a marketing manager, you have to be able to communicate your message. However creativity and innovativeness are important as well.