ADéLA SVOBODOVá - CHAIR
Czech by nature, Dutch by heart, with a Liberal Arts background, Adela is a pre-master psychology student, heading in the direction of an Msc in Occupational Health Psychology. Using her previous experiences on other boards, she is determined to making this year's event a success.
For Adéla, joining the SBB is a great opportunity to sharpen her leadership and management skills. She wants to enable students to experience the field of sustainability in a local and impactful manner. Empathetic and a good listener, she will undoubtedly help making this an incredible experience for you!
MARTIJN VAN BODEGRAVEN - business and acquisition manager
It is wonderful to see that more and more businesses are becoming aware of the added value of sustainability. Martijn plans to use his MSc in Industrial Ecology and his background in Industrial Design Engineering to stimulate local sustainable innovation amongst businesses and organisations.
For this year’s edition of the SBB, Martijn is looking forward to discovering the real-life sustainability struggles that companies face, and start accomplishing his career goals by sitting down with businesses and organisations, in order to come up with a clear business case which matches a relevant sustainability issue. His dedication and enthusiasm for sustainability will ensure this is an inspiring experience for businesses and students alike.
lieke droog - head of students and education
After graduating from a Bachelor’s in Industrial Engineering and Management, Lieke sought more focus on sustainability within her career and is currently doing the Msc. Industrial Ecology at TU Delft and Leiden University. She has always been very passionate about sustainability and is, for instance, an active member of the Leiden University Green Office. With a previous experience in committees, Lieke is eager to involve more students and businesses within the field of sustainability. She sees the Sustainable Business Battle as a chance to open doors for both students and companies.
Lieke sees her position within the SBB as a great opportunity to give students the extra skills and knowledge needed to address and solve sustainable issues within companies by providing interesting workshops and speakers.
RYAN KAP - treasurer and Community Engagement manager
Ryan is a young Dutch student with a Bachelor in Computer Science from The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Ryan will start a MSc. in Computer Science this September at the TU Delft. He handles the finances for this year’s Sustainable Business Battle, while also being the main contact for (student) associations and partnerships. Additionally, he is an active member of the TU Delft Green Office.
Ryan just started getting involved in sustainability and is eager to learn more and more! He is an outgoing person, who will put a lot of time into the things that matter.
You can always reach him if you want to get involved as an association.
Marie-sophie barreau - promotion and communications manager
A French national, with a background in Political Science and Urban Planning, Marie-Sophie is currently completing an Msc. in Public Administration at Leiden University. Part of the honours community of her university, she is following a social entrepreneurship programme and developing a social enterprise in Leiden with two fellow colleagues. In addition, Marie-Sophie is an alumni of the 2018 International Leiden Leadership Programme.
Being a part of the SBB offers her the opportunity to intertwine her interest in sustainability with her skills in communications and design. Creative and detail-oriented, she is determined to positively contribute to the success of this year’s upcoming battle.
The Foundation of Sustainable Business Battle was founded after the first edition of the Battle in 2017. The goal of the foundation is to help organise events that bring students, businesses, and sustainability together, as in the Sustainable Business Battle. The Foundation provides an infrastructure and the necessary support to organise these events on an annual basis. As of today, their main project is the Sustainable Business Battle. In the near future, the Foundation is looking forward to improving and expanding the Battle, making it a national and international competition, as well as organising additional events around the theme of sustainability.