The Board 2023-2024

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The Board 2023-2024

Meet the Board

Muriel Motaleb

Muriel is the President of United Netherlands. In this role, she is responsible for representing the organization, giving direction to the team, and keeping an overview of progress. Muriel was a member of the 20th Delegation. Now that she is on the Board 2023/2024, Muriel will live in Nijmegen and will be a master’s student at Utrecht University, doing a master’s in Legal Research. Next to dancing and hiking, Muriel likes to cook, travel, learn new languages, and watch movies.

Wisse Versteeg

In his position as Vice-President, Wisse is responsible for the well-being and personal development of the board, as well as organising both the Delegation trips to Oxford and to New York and Harvard. Beyond this, he advises the President on strategic, long-term decisions. As External Affairs Manager, Wisse organises and hosts workshops on behalf of United Netherlands, as well as organising events with external parties. In his free time, Wisse enjoys collecting records, playing tennis, having drinks with friends, and travelling.

Marije Posthuma

As Academic Manager, Marije is responsible for safeguarding the quality of the curriculum of all three programs of United Netherlands. She is in charge of making sure the delegates of the 21st delegation become the best versions of themselves, make them excellent MUNers, and to empower them to reach their fullest potential. Marije is in the final stages of completing the bachelor program Management of International Social Challenges at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Aside from her passion for MUN and international relations, she likes to be creative and absolutely loves to travel.

Danique Looymans

As Relations Manager, Danique is responsible for the communication with internal people within United Netherlands and external. In addition, she operates all the socials of United Netherlands. As UNMD Executive, she is involved with the Delegation program. She was a part of the 20th Delegation. Danique is finishing up her bachelors in Political Science and European Public Health. Next to dancing and reading, Danique loves to cook, play volleyball and learn new languages.

Thorben-Bennett Rolf

As Financial Manager, it is Thorben’s task to guard over United Netherlands’ finances. He is also responsible for the Public speaking program as PSP executive.  Studying at Radboud University, he currently is completing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In his free time, he likes to work out in the gym and pursues entrepreneurial activities.

Marta Pisk

As Program Manager, Marta coordinates United Netherlands’ three different programs and manages their executives, making sure no logistical issues harm their quality. She is currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s program in Philosophy, Politics and Society at Radboud University. When she is not walking around the campus searching for a place to study, she is clearing her head by running or cooking.

Okko Kruijssen

Okko is the Event Manager and the High School Programme Executive this year. He is a Master’s student, doing a double degree AI and International Political Economy. During the UNMD programme, he is in charge of arranging the events and trips to both Oxford and Harvard. Furthermore, Okko ensures that the HSP runs smoothly. In his free time, he likes to swim, gym, play football and jam on his piano as long as the neighbours won’t be annoyed.