Current board

The board manages the daily business of the association, oversees the committees and organizes a number of activities. They represent the association towards the students of chemistry and chemical engineering, as well as towards external parties and the faculty. 

Board 2018 - 2019

Hanne Bosch (2016) Chairman
Marit van Straaten (2016) Secretary
Loek Pieke (2016) Treasurer/Vice-Chairman
Arne Hefting (2016) Internal Affairs
Chantal Graafsma (2016) External Affairs
Mitchell Groen (2016) Educational Affairs



Name: Hanne Thijs Bosch

Nickname: Hans

Place of birth: Leiden           

Age: 21

Study: Chemistry (track: Smart Materials)

Function: Chairman

Previous Committees: ICE Committee, aXie and PaparaCie

Hobbies: Sailing, Gaming, Being Right.

 So, my name is Hanne, I was born in ‘98 over in Leiden, grew up in a small village in the north and finally moved to the wonderful Groningen in 2016. It took me some time to get actively involved with de CB. For the first half year I came here to get my coffee and not much else, but then I decided to join the ICE committee. Being active in the association then kinda escalated into being the chairman of the association. As chairman I’m responsible for making sure the board reaches their goals and carries out their tasks. As such, if you’re ever unsure who you should ask something, ask me and at least I’ll know who to ask next.  


Name: Marit van Straaten

Nickname: Marrith

Place of birth: Utrecht

Age: 21

Study: Chemistry (track: Chemistry of Life)

Function: Secretary

Previous Committees: Sport Committee

Hobbies: Sleeping, music, making fun of my fellow board members.

 Hi! My name is Marit, aka little red riding hood, bloody mary and Big Friendly Giant. I am the secretary (or siiickretary) of the Board. I like playing music, I have played the cello (big violin for people who like sitting down) for 10 years and now I play (really badly, combined with even worse singing) the ukulele (a guitar for ants).  I like laughing at my own jokes and love sleeping, since that is the only time you are socially allowed to not do anything. As a secretary I keep track of the members database, the mail and many other things. If you ever have a question about anything (for instance how to write nescecscsaarry) you can always ask the secretary! 




Name: Loek Pieké

Nickname: Loekie

Place of birth: Hengelo

Age: 22

Study: Chemical Engineering

Function: Treasurer and Vice-Chairman

Previous Committees: BorrelCie (‘Vo) and Lustrum Committee

Hobbies: Making really bad puns, partying, cooking, sporcling and snowboarding in the winter!

 Hola! My name is Loek (as in Luke Skywalker) and I’m taking all your money! Yep, I’m this years Treasurer and also the Vice-Chairman. With the age of 22 I’m the oldest of the 52nd Board, but don’t let that fool you. I love to enjoy the (as the Dutch call it) ‘gezelligheid’ of having people around me and I’m always in for a small chat! That’s why I was the chairman of the BorrelCie last year. This awesome committee (the best of all of course) makes sure you can relax every Friday from 4pm until 10pm at the Luchtbrug and have a small chat/drink with your fellow students. This year I will try to keep the association financially alive and that means you will notice a collection from your bank account every now and then. If you ever have any questions about the collections or other financial stuff, please let me know and I will help you out! 


Name: Arne Hefting

Nickname: Ahnuh

Place of birth: Den Bosch

Age: 20

Study: Chemistry (track: Smart Materials and Sustainable)

Function: Internal Affairs

Previous Committees: Christmas Dinner Committee, BorrelCie, Symposium Committee, CeeBees and PaparaCie

Hobbies: Listening to music (and singing along), cooking (and eating and doing the dishes), making bad jokes (and laughing at them), playing games (and winning) and an occasional run or series.

 Heyhey, my name is Arne and I am the Internal Affairs of the 52nd Board. I like singing and you’ll mostly find me doing this in the members’ lounge, but it is also very possible you hear my “golden voice” somewhere else in the building. Furthermore, I really enjoy cooking, eating and doing the dishes afterwards. If someone has a dirty kitchen, it is not uncommon for them to invite me for dinner, since at the end of their evening everything is cleaned. My function is to oversee all committees and to be a contact point of the Board to you, our members. If you have any questions, about a committee or otherwise, you can always approach me and I will make sure you get an answer!




Name: Chantal Nynke Graafsma

Nickname: Chanti

Place of birth: Saint-Martin-d'Hères

Age: 20

Study: Chemistry (track: Smart Materials)

Function: External Affairs

Previous Committees: aXie, Christmas Dinner and PapparaCie

Hobbies: Painting, cooking and climbing

 Heya! I’m Chantal, the External Affairs of the 52nd Board. In my free time, I like to paint pictures of cats. I also really enjoy cooking, which is why during the first year of my studies, I immediately joined the Christmas Dinner Committee. I had a lot of fun, and ended up doing some more committees at ‘De Chemische Binding’. In fact, I liked it so much that I decided to do a Board year. As the External Affairs, I have the contact with companies and other external parties. Together with these companies, the Career Committee and I provide career orientation, such as excursions, training and lectures. So feel free to ask me about upcoming career related events!


Name: Mitchell Groen

Nickname: The Man, The Myth, The Mittens

Place of birth: Vlaardingen

Age: 21

Study: Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Function: Educational Affairs

Previous Committees: FYC, aXie and BorrelCie

Hobbies: Windsurfing, chilling with friends, gaming and going snowboarding during the winter holiday.

Yo, my name is Mitchell and I am the Educational Affairs of the Board. I grew up in the North-West of the Netherlands and moved to Groningen in 2016. During my first year I joined the First-Year Committee and been active ever since, seriously I can’t get out. In my free time I like to hang out with friends or try to go windsurfing (which happens less than I want). During my non-free time I study both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (I know, I am the smart one of the group). But this year I will take a break to help others with their studies. As Educational Affairs I am busy with offering educational support to all members and stay in contact with the Academic Advisors (or Study Advisors) about the latest changes in the program. So if you have any questions about your studies feel free to ask me!




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