As president of FAECTOR you are chiefly responsible for the general well-being of the association. You are the one who guides this organisation with over 1500 members into a direction to make it prosper even more.  Furthermore, it is your task to maintain the professional image of FAECTOR towards both external and internal parties. These external parties include the university (and faculty, Erasmus School of Economics), other study associations in Rotterdam, your ‘sister’ econometric study associations in The Netherlands and last but not least; companies. Internally, you are also the main representative of the association together with the secretary.

Aside from these functions, it is also your task to make sure the whole board functions perfectly: you chair every board meeting and make sure everything goes according to plan. The president is the designated person to watch over the long-term planning of the association: in this way the president ensures that FAECTOR stays the leading econometric study association in The Netherlands.

All in all, this function is both challenging as it is rewarding, but it also demands a lot of dedication. You need to be able to see the bigger picture even if the view is not totally clear and you need to be able to motivate your board even if you’re low on energy as well.

Luc Oudenes