The Board & The Committees

Board

The Board is the unit that makes the formal and final decisions within CSA-EUR. These decisions include recruiting board members, major spendings, important developments, and major cooperations with other parties.

The members of The Board are (from left to right):

  • Floris Freijsen (Treasurer)
  • Fuj Ming Hu (Internal Relations Manager)
  • Anton Yang (President)
  • Ka Jang Man (Vice President & External Relations Manager)
  • Alex Kivitz (Marketing Manager)
  • Shirley Cui (Secretary)
Study Trip Committee

The Study Trip Committee is in charge of organizing CSA-EUR’s annual Study Trip to a location within China. This committee works very hard in organizing an exciting, educational and diverse itinerary for the participating students, in the hope that they will have the ultimate China experience. To do so, the Study Trip Committee starts planning the content of the Study Trip from the beginning of the academic year, until the start of the Study Trip in late March.

The members of the Study Trip Committee are (from left to right):

  • Sebastiaan Visser
  • Youngseo Lee
  • Anton Yang (Head)
  • Stella Hu
  • Anton Zhan
Business Committee

The Business Committee focuses on career-related activities. Its goal is to assist our members in their transfer from student- to career life. The Business Committee will play a crucial role in professionalizing CSA-EUR. CSA-EUR’s biggest event ‘China in Focus’ is the leading annual event which is featured by high profile students and professionals providing the best know-how. Next, the Business Committee will also organize several In-house days to Dutch/Chinese companies through-out the year to bridge the gap between students and potential employers. In addition, the Business Committee will take the lead in helping CSA to build up a database of potential employers for its members; providing students which the essential Chinese knowledge to companies who are doing business with Asia and vice versa.

The members of the Business Committee are (from left to right):

(Front row)

  • Ka Jang Man (Head)
  • Bingxi Yuan
  • Leon Wetsels

(Back row)

  • Michel Fu
  • Ayse Calkin
  • Rawaez Mustafa
Education Committee

The Education Committee of last year set up a steady foundation. With many thanks to the old committee members, CSA-EUR achieved a steady and trustworthy reputation for the quality of the language courses that we offer. The Education Committee is in charge of organizing these (Mandarin) Chinese and Dutch language courses, and we receive more members each year.

The members of the Education Committee are (from left to right):

  • Shuo Ye
  • Ou Lin
  • Zhiyun Bai
  • Floris Freijsen (Head)
  • Leiting Gao
  • Dora Fan
  • Roxanne Liu
Social Events Committee

This committee involves organizing social events such as the annual Christmas Gala, the social drinks, a sports tournament, karaoke nights, pool tournaments, dinners and barbecues. The goal of these activities is to introduce members to each other and to expose CSA-EUR.

For this upcoming year, just as last year, the Events Committee will focus on promotion and regular host events. Some new ideas and events are on the agenda for this year. Cooperation with ESN is also something the Events Committee wants to continue, after several successful parties that were organized previous years.

The members of the Social Events Committee are (from left to right):

(Left row)

  • Joyce Hu
  • Johnson Mok
  • Ayako Nakase

(Right row)

  • Shirley Cui (Head)
  • Boning Gong
  • Emily Nguyen
  • Wei Wha Xu (not in photo)
Marketing Committee

It is the Marketing Committee’s duty to position and present the CSA-EUR brand as one of the largest multicultural student organization of the Netherlands. However, their tasks are much more diverse. The ‘Marketing Committee’ supports other committees within CSA-EUR with their promotion plans and will guide them to organize successful events. Furthermore, we are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the digital environment of CSA-EUR. This includes the CSA-EUR-website, keeping the social media up-to-date and designing flyers, posters and banners for our target group.

The members of the Marketing Committee are (from left to right):

(Front row)

  • Alex Kivitz (Head)

(Back row)

  • Kimmy Pang
  • Yong Jie Hu
  • Lin Yang
  • David Fang
  • Michelle Chan
  • Moon Lie (not in photo)
Cultural Events Committee

The Cultural Events committee will organize major events such as the annual Moon Festival, which can be seen as the openings party of CSA-EUR each academic year. This committee also organizes cultural events such as tea workshops, calligraphy workshops, food events, etc. This can be both Dutch and Chinese culture. Furthermore, the Cultural Events Committee is responsible for the team building of all active members together! Last year, this was amongst others the teambuilding weekend to Bergen op Zoom. Since this committee is quite new, the Cultural Events committee has a lot of freedom to choose events.

The members of the Cultural Events Committee are (from left to right):

  • Fuj Ming Hu (Head)
  • Lisa Fu
  • Eline Cui
  • Nick Heineman
  • Gaoyi Fang
  • Meiko Lin

The Active Members

  • All
  • Board 17-18
  • Business Committee 17-18
  • Cultural Events Committee 17-18
  • Education Committee 17-18
  • Marketing Committee 17-18
  • Social Events Committee 17-18
  • Study Trip Committee 17-18
  • Anton Yang (President)
    Anton Yang (President)
  • Ka Jang Man (External Relations)
    Ka Jang Man (External Relations)
  • Shirley Cui (Secretary)
    Shirley Cui (Secretary)
  • Floris Freijsen (Treasurer)
    Floris Freijsen (Treasurer)
  • Fuj Ming Hu (Internal Relations)
    Fuj Ming Hu (Internal Relations)
  • Alex Kivitz (Marketing Manager)
    Alex Kivitz (Marketing Manager)
  • Anton Zhan
    Anton Zhan
  • Ayako Nakase
    Ayako Nakase
  • Ayse Calkin
    Ayse Calkin
  • Bingxi Yuan
    Bingxi Yuan
  • Boning Gong
    Boning Gong
  • David Fang
    David Fang
  • Dora Fan
    Dora Fan
  • Eline Cui
    Eline Cui
  • Emily Nguyen
    Emily Nguyen
  • Gaoyi Fang
    Gaoyi Fang
  • Johnson Mok
    Johnson Mok
  • Joyce Hu
    Joyce Hu
  • Kimmy Pang
    Kimmy Pang
  • Leiting Gao
    Leiting Gao
  • Leon Wetsels
    Leon Wetsels
  • Lin Yang
    Lin Yang
  • Lisa Fu
    Lisa Fu
  • Meiko Lin
    Meiko Lin
  • Michel Fu
    Michel Fu
  • Michelle Chan
    Michelle Chan
  • Moon Lie
    Moon Lie
  • Nick Heineman
    Nick Heineman
  • Ou Lin
    Ou Lin
  • Rawaez Mustafa
    Rawaez Mustafa
  • Roxanne Liu
    Roxanne Liu
  • Sebastiaan Visser
    Sebastiaan Visser
  • Shuo Ye
    Shuo Ye
  • Stella Hu
    Stella Hu
  • Wei Wha Xu
    Wei Wha Xu
  • Yong Jie Hu
    Yong Jie Hu
  • Youngseo Lee
    Youngseo Lee
  • Zhiyun Bai
    Zhiyun Bai
Anton Yang (President)

Age

21

Study

BSc Nanobiology

Position in CSA

President and Head of Study Trip

How would your best friend describe you?

Has a permanent smile on his face.

Hobbies/Interests

Soccer and eating potatoes.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Do not disturb me while I’m watching PSV.
  2. I cut my nails outside while walking to save time.
  3. My life is not interesting enough for a third fact.
Ka Jang Man (External Relations)

Age

20

Study

LL.B Dutch Law and LL.B Tax Law

Position in CSA

External Relations Manager, Vice-President and Head of Business Committee

How would your best friend describe you?

Someone that should drink less coffee.

Hobbies/Interests

Volleyball, travelling, visit coffee places and anything related to food or desserts.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. My favourite colour is not a real colour (black).
  2. Korea/Hong Kong fanatic.
  3. Night owl by heart.
Shirley Cui (Secretary)

Age

22

Study

BA International Studies and LL.B Tax Law

Position in CSA

Secretary and Head of Social Events

How would your best friend describe you?

Foodie, hard-working, loyal, kind, trustworthy and organized.

Hobbies/Interests

Eating, cooking, spending time with friends and family, watching movies and series, volunteering, travelling, reading (international affairs, management or foreign language books), going to the gym and learning new things.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I am eager to become fluent in more important world languages next to my proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English: currently learning Spanish and really enthusiastic to learn Arabic in the future!
  2. I love to learn new recipes. Don’t hesitate to hit me up with a yummy recipe!
  3. People have mistaken me for being a Korean, Eurasian, or even Kazakh, but I am Dutch of Chinese descent.
Floris Freijsen (Treasurer)

Age

22

Study

LL.M Corporate Law and BSc Economics

Position in CSA

Treasurer & Head of Education

How would your best friend describe you?

Seems to (want to) know something about everything.

Hobbies/Interests

Reading, running and learning languages.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I have been a guide at a natural reserve in Ecuador.
  2. I speak 5 languages (Mandarin being one).
  3. My favourite Chinese dish is 地三鲜.
Fuj Ming Hu (Internal Relations)

Age

21

Study

BSc Medicine

Position in CSA

Head of Cultural Events and Internal Relations Manager

How would your best friend describe you?

Random, jumping from one subject to another. I am not capable of making choices (indecisiveness) and I’m very clumsy, yet super sweet (sometimes a little mean).

Hobbies/Interests

I like watching Buzzfeed videos and wasting my time and money on online shopping and trying out new restaurants. I am also interested in a lot of Facebook events.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I enjoy watching Barbie movies, they were my childhood.
  2. My little sister is born on the same day as I am, yet we’re not twins (she’s 5 years younger than I am).
  3. One of the very first times I cooked for myself, I dropped all of my food and everything was wasted (I was left hungry and alone).
Alex Kivitz (Marketing Manager)

Age

19

Study

BSc International Business Administration

Position in CSA

Marketing Manager

How would your best friend describe you?

I’m definitely weird, no doubt about that. I can swing from being super active to needing a lot of personal space really quickly.

Hobbies/Interests

I enjoy cooking, making music and short films, basketball when I have the time, and of course, gaming.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I was once asked to either pay extra at an all you can eat buffet or stop eating.
  2. I’ve lived in 8 countries.
  3. I only have 2 interesting facts that I want people to know about me.
Anton Zhan

Age

23

Study

MSc Quantative Finance

Position in CSA

Study Trip Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Hungry

Hobbies/Interests

Reading chinese wuxia novels and watching movies.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Good food = good life.
  2. I dont like people telling me to hurry up.
  3. My right pinky is smaller than my left pinky.
Ayako Nakase

Age

21

Study

BSc Communications

Position in CSA

Social Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Make sure she’s well fed otherwise she’ll be hangry! And a hangry Ayako is the last thing you want to witness on a Friday night.

Hobbies/Interests

Skating, skiing, watching sports and travelling.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. My name means “colorful” in Japanese.
  2. Winnie the Pooh is my favorite character of all time, and will forever be 🙂
  3. And I don’t like surprises because I’m bad at reacting in front of people.
Ayse Calkin

Age

20

Study

MSc Global Business & Sustainability

Position in CSA

Business Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Supportive and excitable.

Hobbies/Interests

K-POP FOR LIFE! Sustainability in business, music (Don Broco), concerts, energy sector and history.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I did my exchange in Austria.
  2. The studytrip will be my first time visiting China!
  3. I really enjoy karaoke.
Bingxi Yuan

Age

23

Study

MSc Marketing Mangement

Position in CSA

Business Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Good listener, indecisive, reliable, analytical and cute.

Hobbies/Interests

Watch TV, listen to music, streetdance and eat.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Lived 11 years in North-East China, 5 years in Shanghai and almost 8 years in 4 different cities in The Netherlands.
  2. Can’t keep my hair till very long.
  3. Love cat.
Boning Gong

Age

21

Study

MSc Computer Science (TU Delft)

Position in CSA

Social Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

The guy that talks too much for someone who is studying Computer Science.

Hobbies/Interests

Fitness & Alcohol (I know, they are contradicting).

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Introducing myself in English is awkward
  2. I don’t cry often, but when I do it’s probably because I ate something spicy.
  3. My family is from Tianjin (Still haven’t found other people with the same roots).
David Fang

Age

21

Study

BSc Architecture (TU Delft)

Position in CSA

Marketing Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

The best friend they can ever have.

Hobbies/Interests

Soccer, basketball, photography and cooking.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Left handed while brushing teeth and eating.
  2. Got the nickname ‘square head’ due to my old haircut.
  3. Looked older than I actually am.
Dora Fan

Age

21

Study

BSc Econometrics

Position in CSA

Mandarin Course Manager

How would your best friend describe you?

Crazy and caring.

Hobbies/Interests

Bully people, watch dramas, study, fitness, running and love my bf.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. You are not allowed to sit on my bed man.
  2. I do not eat mushrooms.
  3. Do not touch my kitchen.
Eline Cui

Age

20

Study

BBA Marketing (Hogeschool Rotterdam)

Position in CSA

Cultural Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Fit and tall girl with the milky skin who loves to wear casual and comfy clothes.

Hobbies/Interests

Going to the gym and biking to almost every place, making and eating healthy food in front of other people, but secretly always cheating.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Noodles over rice.
  2. Love writing essays when texting people on WhatsApp.
  3. Scared for horror movies and to ride a rollercoaster.
Emily Nguyen

Age

22

Study

International Law

Position in CSA

Social Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Loyal and weird sense of humour.

Hobbies/Interests

Reading, photography and archery.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I am a potato.
  2. A day dreamer and night thinker.
  3. A bookworm.
Gaoyi Fang

Age

21

Study

MSc Marketing ESE

Position in CSA

Cultural Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Clumsy but cute.

Hobbies/Interests

Eating, watching tv shows, working out and piano.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I can bend my arm further than the average human.
  2. I prefer water over soda.
  3. Dumplings are my life.
Johnson Mok

Age

21

Study

MSc Mechanical Engineering, Track Biomechanical Design, Specialization Biorobotics (TU Delft)

Position in CSA

Social Events Organizer

How would your best friend describe you?

Typical Hong Kong superstar.

Hobbies/Interests

Watching anime, playing sports and sleeping.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Roots from Hong Kong.
  2. People often think that my age is below 19.
  3. Loves chocolate.
Joyce Hu

Age

22

Study

MSc Operation Research and Quantative Logistics

Position in CSA

Social Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Humorous

Hobbies/Interests

Photography and traveling if I have time which I don’t.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I want a French bulldog, pug, and sausage dog, not at the same time.
  2. I wear heels all the time because I’m short.
  3. Please gift me a dog.
Kimmy Pang

Age

22

Study

LL.B Dutch Law and LL.B Tax Law

Position in CSA

Marketing Committee member (Designer, photographer and video editor)

How would your best friend describe you?

Trustworthy, lazy and family person.

Hobbies/Interests

Staying at home to watch dramas, travel around the world and take pictures.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I can eat A LOT.
  2. I am socially awkward around strangers.
  3. I am an ambivert person.
Leiting Gao

Age

20

Study

BSc International Business Administration

Position in CSA

Mandarin Course Manager at Education Committee

How would your best friend describe you?

She would describe me as a sincere, responsible and reliable person.

Hobbies/Interests

Basketball

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I know how to play Taichi
  2. I am a twin, and because of that, there were always strangers saying hello to me and who turned out all to be friends of my sister.
  3. I have been to Amsterdam more than 10 times, but have never been to the right-light district yet.
Leon Wetsels

Age

22

Study

MSc Supply Chain Management

Position in CSA

Business Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Kind, funny and cheerful.

Hobbies/Interests

Gym, travelling and stock markets.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I’m organizing a study trip this year to Russia.
  2. Next to CSA, I’m also active at B&R Beurs and STAR.
  3. During my bachelor I’ve been on exchange to Essca Shanghai.
Lin Yang

Age

19

Study

International Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics.

Position in CSA

Marketing Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Kind and gentle

Hobbies/Interests

Piano, photography, travel and game.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I wanna be a game master
Lisa Fu

Age

24

Study

MSc Marketing

Position in CSA

Cultural Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Super friendly

Hobbies/Interests

Cooking

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. From Taiwan
  2. Started to cook for families since 12
  3. Bad at balance
Meiko Lin

Age

21

Study

BSc Business Administration

Position in CSA

Cultural Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Ambitious, diligent, family & future oriented, helpful and social.

Hobbies/Interests

Basketball, cooking, travelling, roasting friends and watching series.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I joined CSA to make China great again.
  2. I am going on exchange to Guangzhou (China) during the Fall Semester of 2018.
  3. Once I retire I want to reflect on my life by writing a book.
Michel Fu

Age

23

Study

LL.B Tax Law

Position in CSA

Business Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Responsible, considerate, loyal.

Hobbies/Interests

Travelling, movies, Gin & Tonic.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Twin
  2. Minimalistic
  3. Dog lover
Michelle Chan

Age

19

Study

BSc Artificial Intelligence (University of Amsterdam)

Position in CSA

IT Manager & Marketing Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

A girl on the outside, a guy on the inside: “She wears red nail polish and handbags, but makes inappropriate jokes that even go too far for some guys.”

Hobbies/Interests

Reading (linguistics, classical literature and neuropsychology), playing League of Legends and listening to rock music (Linkin Park <3) while programming.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I have a level 7 mastery on Taric (almost had a pentakill on him as well, but it got stolen *cry*).
  2. According to allergy tests, I’m allergic to rice. (Am I even Chinese?)
  3. I’ll be leaving for Asia for 7 months! During summer, I’ll be in China or Taiwan as a delegate of the Netherlands-Asia Honours Summer School and afterwards I’ll be on exchange in Shanghai at Fudan University ’till (probably the end of) January.
Moon Lie

Age

24

Study

MScBA Master in Management

Position in CSA

Marketing Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Creative

Hobbies/Interests

Design, painting and bowling.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Adventurous
  2. Hardworking
  3. Funny
Nick Heineman

Age

24

Study

MSc Global Business & Sustainability

Position in CSA

Cultural Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Kind, open-minded and musical.

Hobbies/Interests

Music, sports and food.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Lived/exchange in Hong Kong.
  2. I can imitate a duck.
  3. I used to play in a band.
Ou Lin

Age

27

Study

CSA-EUR Mandarin Course

Position in CSA

Course Manger of Education Committee

How would your best friend describe you?

Someone who eats lots of food without getting fat.

Hobbies/Interests

Going on hiking adventures, listen to music and doing sports.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I can play piano. Badly.
  2. Met Mickey Mouse when I was 4.
  3. Horror movies don’t scare me.
Rawaez Mustafa

Age

25

Study

LL.M Commercial and Company Law

Position in CSA

Business Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Adventurous and kind.

Hobbies/Interests

Soccer and fitness.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. Very ambitious.
  2. Want to make the world a better place.
  3. Love to travel.
Roxanne Liu

Age

22

Study

MSc Business Analytics and Quantative Marketing

Position in CSA

Education Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Sarcastic

Hobbies/Interests

Watching TV series, eating and meeting friends.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. When I have green hair, it has faded from purple to green.
  2. I don’t like green.
  3. I like purple.
Sebastiaan Visser

Age

24

Study

MSc Quantitive Finance

Position in CSA

Study Trip expert

How would your best friend describe you?

A custard bun, white from the outside but yellow from the inside.

Hobbies/Interests

Binge watching horror, drinking and sharing my Chinese tea and swiping right on Tantan.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I have an obsession with Panda’s, I love to wear my panda sweater and socks.
  2. I only sleep 3 hours a day so I can spend more time in the kitchen to cook Sichuan food.
  3. I am more Chinese than all my Chinese friends.
Shuo Ye

Age

20

Study

BSc2 Econometrics and Economics

Position in CSA

Education Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Thinks about food all the time.

Hobbies/Interests

Food, kpop and anime.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I like eating ice cream any time of the year.
  2. I can’t do a handstand.
  3. Until I was four, I had a boy’s hair style.
Stella Hu

Age

20

Study

BSc International Business Administration

Position in CSA

Study Trip Marketing Coordinator

How would your best friend describe you?

Drama queen

Hobbies/Interests

Settlers of Catan and procrastinating in the UB.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I can eat more than the average guy.
  2. I speak five languages natively.
  3. I always have to wear my socks to sleep (even in the summer).
Wei Wha Xu

Age

22

Study

International Bachelor Communication and Media

Position in CSA

Social Events Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

KFC delivery guy

Hobbies/Interests

Gymnastics

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I like to wake up in the middle of the night so that I can fall asleep again.
  2. I do gymnastics but it frightens me.
  3. Backstreet Boys are great.
Yong Jie Hu

Age

20

Study

BSc Civil Engineering (TU Delft)

Position in CSA

Marketing Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

Absent-minded

Hobbies/Interests

Gaming, playing the guitar and looking around.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I’m not Korean.
  2. I have a blue birth mark.
  3. I always manage to drip sauce on my shirt.
Youngseo Lee

Age

21

Study

BSc Management of International Social Challenges

Position in CSA

Study Trip organizer

How would your best friend describe you?

Teji (Pig)

Hobbies/Interests

Eating snacks and watching movies.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. I am from ‘South’ Korea.
  2. I actually don’t have high spicy tolerance (compared to other Koreans).
  3. I like arts.
Zhiyun Bai

Age

22

Study

International Bachelor of Economics and Business Economics

Position in CSA

Education Committee member

How would your best friend describe you?

😒 -> my face looks exactly like this

Hobbies/Interests

Movies, books and some sports.

Three interesting facts you want people to know about you.

  1. My morning routine (if there’s one) has to have unsweetened warm soy milk.
  2. My nose is sensitive, so do shower before meeting me.
  3. Easily getting “melig”.