Meet the team!

Ronald Ligtenberg

Ronald Ligtenberg

President

My name is Ronald Ligtenberg, 23 years old and proud to be president of the organising committee of the 5th FISU World University Speed Skating Championship. After winning medals at previous editions, I believe by embracing our core values ''Skate, Study, Socialize'' this WUC Speed Skating will be a unique event for both our spectators and participants.

Ronald Ligtenberg

President

Sebas Hamilton

Sebas Hamilton

Secretary

My name is Sebas Hamilton and I’m 23 years old. As the secretary of the Organising Committee, it is my task to keep the overview of everyone’s tasks. As I take notes during the weekly meetings, it is important to know what everyone is doing. Besides, it is me that maintains contact with all the participating countries before and during the event. And last but not least, I regulate and send all the documents we need to compose. So my tasks are in a wide range and this is exactly what I was lo

Sebas Hamilton

Secretary

Menno Vroegindeweij

Menno Vroegindeweij

Treasurer

Hi I’m the treasurer. I had the same role in the board of my rowing club, Okeanos, last year. I’m 21 years of age and I study Sportstudies at the University of Applied Sciences of Amsterdam.

Menno Vroegindeweij

Treasurer

Marijn Boersma

Marijn Boersma

Marketing & Communications Manager

My name is Marijn Boersma, 20 years old and International Business student at the VU in Amsterdam. I am the Marketing & Communications Director, and proud to be part of the OC of this amazing event. After working on this WUC for almost a year, I can’t wait to see all our ideas become reality in March.

Marijn Boersma

Marketing & Communications Manager

Ricardo Salvador

Ricardo Salvador

Logistics Manager

I’m a 25 year old philosophy student and ex-speed skater currently living in Amsterdam. My function is manager of outdoor logistics and services, which translates to three main areas of responsibility: accommodation, catering and transport. For me, organizing the 2020 WUC Speed Skating is a way to give something back to the sport that gave me great memories and good life lessons.

Ricardo Salvador

Logistics Manager

Mark Nijmeijer

Mark Nijmeijer

Event Manager

As Event Manager i am responsible for the side events during this championship. Even as a non speed skater i really enjoy beeing part of this organisation and i'm looking forward to see who will become the next WUC Speed Skating Champion.

Mark Nijmeijer

Event Manager

Bart Vreugdenhil

Bart Vreugdenhil

Competition Manager

After enjoying the wonderful atmosphere of the WUC myself, I am excited to enhance this unique experience for the next generation. Besides being the Competition Manager, I am finishing both my Master's in Corporate Finance and an internship at Philips. Also a devoted cyclist, beer drinker and consumer of bitterballen.

Bart Vreugdenhil

Competition Manager

Floortje Meijer

Floortje Meijer

Head of Ceremonies

Hee, my name is Floortje and I’m 18 years old. I’m currently studying Sports, Management and Business at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. For the WUC, I’m responsible for the organization of all the ceremonies. Hope to you all in March!

Floortje Meijer

Head of Ceremonies

Niels Voorn

Niels Voorn

Head of Social Media

From the age of 6 you could find me on my skates. What I love most about skating, is the feeling of warmth that I get when I see people with the same passion gathering in one place to do what they love. I am involved in the marketing for this amazing event. Making content for social media and making sure people know what we do is my main goal.

Niels Voorn

Head of Social Media

Rolf Soldaat

Rolf Soldaat

Venue Manager

Hi there! Great to welcome you all at the 2020 FISU WUC speed skating in Amsterdam. As the project consultant of the University of Amsterdam I am confident that this tournament will be an unforgettable experience for both the students of the organizing committee as for the participants. To conclude: I wish everyone a very enjoyable week!

Rolf Soldaat

Venue Manager

Mirabelle Schuurmans

Mirabelle Schuurmans

Sponsor Manager

Hi there! My name is Mirabelle and I am 18 years old. I started my bachelor in Human Movement Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit in September of 2019. Though it might not come as a surprise, I too have always loved to do sports, speed skating being one of the things I loved doing the most. So when I moved to Amsterdam I joined the local student speed skating and cycling club called A.S.S.W.V. SKITS. This is where I learned about the FISU WUC Speed Skating, and soon after I became a part of this

Mirabelle Schuurmans

Sponsor Manager

Jules Vereecken

Jules Vereecken

Consultant

Jules Vereecken

Consultant

Mendy Schrijver

Mendy Schrijver

Volunteer Manager

Hi! My name is Mendy. I'm an 21 year old fysiotherapy and Human movement science student. Before I became a student I was a fanatic skater. When I started studying in Amsterdam I decided to join the student association for ice skating: SKITS. I hope we can make the WUC a nice experience for everyone who is a part of this event.

Mendy Schrijver

Volunteer Manager