the 26th board

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"Hi everyone! My name is Tobias Hermann, 25 years old, and I am this year’s president of the 26th Board of AEclipse. I completed my bachelors in IB in Mannheim, Germany and I am now pursuing my master in Strategy Economics at ESE. I am from Germany, but after a year and a half in Rotterdam I am already beginning to feel like a Rotterdammer.


After serving the past year as a member of the academic committee, I was happy to be elected as President of AEclipse for this academic year. It has so far been a unique and challenging experience. The past months, we have been transitioning of our event portfolio from online events back into physical ones. This gave us the opportunity to rethink AEclipse events and see how we can improve the quality, scope, and social interaction of every event. This year we hope to facilitate interaction within the association and add to the university experience of ESE master students. My role lies especially in organizational work, representation of the study association, and developing a long-term strategy for AEclipse.


While the position of President generally carries much of the responsibility, my amazing team of board members make it an incredibly pleasant experience. I am excited for what the academic year 2021/2022 holds."


Tobias Hermann


"Hi there! My name is Theresa and I am the Vice-President and Secretary of AEclipse. After my Bachelor in Germany, I came to Rotterdam to pursue a Pre-Master and now my Master in Data Science and Marketing Analytics. 


Being a board member at AEclipse is a great chance to take on a new responsibility, get to know great people, and organize a lot of events which will bring added value to the students at ESE. 

My position basically consists of being the first point of contact with students and other associations, as well as running our social media channels and keeping the website up-to-date. Together with my committee, I make sure that all the great events my fellow board members organize can get the necessary exposure. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, or exploring the great city of Rotterdam.

All in all, I am looking forward to seeing which events we will be able to set up this year at AEclipse, and to get to know all of you!"

Vice President & Secretary

Theresa Geßner



"My name is Tamarah Verhoog and in the coming year I will be the treasurer of AEclipse. I was born and raised in Rotterdam but my family lives in (and comes from) many different countries. I did my bachelors in Economics and now started my masters in Behavioural Economics. In my free time I am usually on the hunt for good coffee but I also like to read, workout and prepare dinners for my friends.

Besides managing the money of the association and ensuring that we are in a stable financial position, I am also the supervisor of the Erasmus Thesis Project (ETP) committee where we help bachelor-3 students with their bachelor thesis. 

Why AEclipse? Despite being a relatively small association, we strive to make the best possible events for our members and create valuable opportunities for them. Furthermore, it allows me to develop my own skills, such as networking."


Tamarah Verhoog


"Hi! My name is Femme van Houten and I am this year’s Commissioner of External Affairs at AEclipse. After I completed my bachelor in Amsterdam, I moved to Rotterdam last year to do a pre-master in Economics and Business. This year, I am studying the master in Policy Economics at ESE. 


After a year of being part of the committee of Development Economics, I was ready to take on a bit more responsibility and join the board of AEclipse! As the Commissioner of External Affairs, I am in charge of setting up collaborations with interesting organizations and companies to organize workshops, in-house days and lectures. Through these events, I hope to inform our students about potential career opportunities and to give them the opportunity to network and maybe meet their future employer.


After a year of following online classes, I am very excited to organize in-person events again. I am looking forward to working together with the other board members and committees the upcoming year and am sure that we will have a lot of fun!"

Commissioner of External Affairs

Femme van Houten



"My name is Jonah Bol and I am the Commissioner of Internal Affairs for AEclipse. Born in the Netherlands, I grew up almost entirely in the United States. I decided to move back to the Netherlands to work towards getting a master in Strategy Economics at Erasmus. 


I decided to join AEclipse due to my love of international economics and politics. In my bachelor studies, I specialized in Middle Eastern Politics and Arabic. In deciding to pursue a different field of economics for my career, AEclipse allows me to be involved in fields that highly interest me.


As Commissioner of Internal Affair and the head of our academic committee, I manage both our Social and Academic events. This varies from guest lectures and discussion sessions from esteemed academics to drinks and activities engaging both student members and faculty.  I am the principal in organising our flagship event, the National Economic Olympiad. I will be the lecturer-in-charge for our new class we are teaching through the Erasmus School of Economics on public speaking and debate career skills


I am truly excited to be a part of this team and plan to work hard to create interesting events and opportunities for our members throughout the coming year."

Commissioner of Internal Affairs

Jonah Bol


"My name is Rita Besugo, and I am the Commissioner of Development Economics of the 26th board of AEclipse. I’m 22 years old, from Portugal and I have moved to Rotterdam for my MSc. in International Economics. I did my BSc. in Economics in Lisbon and had the opportunity to go on exchange to Copenhagen. That’s when I truly realised the gigantic added value from diversity and multiculturalism.


What is the nature of inequality and poverty?

Why are some countries richer than others?

What drives economic growth?

And, more importantly, how can we improve people’s lives?


These are the questions that motivate me to keep studying Economics and, more specifically, explore the field of Development Economics. Because of that, I could not be more enthusiastic about joining AEclipse as the Development Economics Commissioner! I am sure AEclipse will rock and create positive impact this year!"

Commissioner of Development Economics

Rita Besugo


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