Interview with Cedo Nulli’s Marketing Officer

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Who are you and what position in the board do you have?
Hi there! My name is Rocher Koendjbiharie and I’m the Marketing Officer and Vice-Chairman of the XXXIst board.

Can you describe what this position does?
As the Marketing Officer I’m mainly responsible of all the marketing and promotion. I’ll publish Facebook events, supervise the Commissioners of Promotion, create marketing plans for big events, design posters and banners, make things like aftermovies. As the Vice-Chairman, I assist the Chairman whenever necessary. Occasionally as the Marketing Officer, I also assist the Commercial Relations Officer in meetings regarding marketing and promotion, which is something I quite like actually because it gives a twist to my daily tasks.

What is the best part of your position?
The best part of my position is all the designing I can do. I love design and I love beautiful things, which challenges me to make beautiful things. I can spend hours designing posters, banners, booklets, you name it! It satisfies me in a way and when I’m done designing and I look at what I’ve made, I’m quite happy (most of the time)! Another amazing part of my board year are my fellow board members. In the beginning you’re thrown into the deep with five other individuals but after a while you are starting to fit together as a puzzle and at this time, I see my fellow board members as my family. Because that’s what they are, my family. We’re always there for each other, and I think they’re amazing. I don’t think my board year would be as amazing as it is without the other five!

How do you experience being a board supervisor of committees?
I love being a board supervisor. I supervise the Dies Committee, the Party Committee, the Master Psychology Committee, the Credo Editorial Staff and the International Committee. It looks like quite a lot, but all of these committee members make up the best part of being on the board. In a way, I see them as my ‘kids’. It may sound strange, but I would do anything for them. I try to teach them things, guide them and whenever things are hard or difficult, I would help them in any way possible. And it’s a two-way street: they teach me things as well. Because of them I want to keep growing in my supervising role. They are also really a big part of what makes the board year amazing!

Is being on the board what you expected of it? Why/Why not?
It is both what I expected but also what I didn’t expect! In the beginning I expected a lot of work and a lot of time invested in the board year, which was true in the beginning. But after a while I got the ‘hang of it’ on how to plan my time effectively and work efficiently. Now I love being on the board and I have the feeling I have enough time to still do my personal things such as running. Can I share a little secret? Sometimes I think about my life after the board year and I can tell you one thing: it’s gonna be one hell of letting go. I love this life.

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