Our team consist of eight master students from Twente University with all different backgrounds ranging from Business Administration to Psychology and Health Sciences. A small introduction is given about each team member here below.

Interested in the board, or in being part of the board next year please contact one of us or send a mail to board@negotiationproject.utwente.nl

David Charles van der Griend
David Charles van der Griend
Chairman

As chairman of the board of The Negotiation Project Twente, I am governing our foundation by drafting new policies and facilitating new initiatives of the board. Our mission is to successfully support students of the University of Twente to partake in several negotiation contests all over the world. Furthermore, I am acquiring business opportunities and facilitating partnerships with third parties for sponsoring and creating business negotiation training sessions and programs.  

Sercan Findik
Sercan Findik
Treasurer

I believe negotiation and communicational skills are essential for anyone to acquire. We negotiate and communicate in every aspect of our lives, be it work, studies or in personal settings. Hence, in order to grow as an individual, it would be better if these skills are developed. Therefore, together with the others at Negotiation Project Twente (NPT), we recognized value in the ability to disseminate knowledge to other students at the University of Twente. Thus, we established NPT in order to educate and train students to prepare them for their future careers. In addition, we are also in touch with the business environment to seek potential collaboration by offering training sessions, students as potential employees and promotional activities.

My job as the treasurer and board member of NPT is to create, review and sustain our financial and legal policies. Furthermore, I am responsible for the acquisition of sponsors, obtaining funding, developing training programs and attending events for networking. Finally, it is part of my accountability to ensure the variety of tasks within NPT get completed.

Henrike Fitschen
Henrike Fitschen
Secretary

My responsibility is, amongst others, to act as the director of the foundation. Furthermore, I have the role as secretary, to ensure that all duties and meetings run smoothly.

Next, within the board activities, we are training for international negotiation challenges. I am very excited to compete against other international teams in Japan and to succeed in my tasks.

Shannon van Hoorn
Shannon van Hoorn
Internal affairs

Within this team it is my responsibility is to manage the internal affairs of the foundation. However, this is not my only task within this team; I am for example also responsible for keeping the website up-to-date.

During this year I am very excited to learn more about negotiations during our training sessions. Negotiations are a part of everyday life, and gaining more knowledge about negotiations can be beneficial for everyone.

Carsten van Roon
Carsten van Roon
External affairs

My role within our foundations is to govern the external relationships with our partners. In addition, I also try to keep in touch with students as well as associations connected to the University of Twente. 

I am very excited about to learn more about high-stakes negotiation skills because these can be very useful in a lot of situations in a lifetime course. These should be skills that everyone should learn and I am eager to learn more about this during our training sessions with our industry field professional and professor in negotiations!

Sevim Garip
Sevim Garip
PR & Marketing

My name is Sevim Garip and I am 25 years old. I am a Msc Business Administration - Purchasing & Supply Management student. At the moment I am in the last phase of my studies which involves writing my thesis. I joined NPT because I wanted to take the chance to learn from an highly experienced professor for the development of my skills in negotiation. My role in the foundation is PR & Marketing.

Mark van Duuren
Mark van Duuren
Vice-chairman

As the current vice-chairman of the board of The Negotiation Project Twente '18/19' (NTP), I keep a close (overview) watch on all activities and I give advises when necessary, whilst being second in command of the chairman. I keep track on the efficiency and effectivity of the board and function as a mediator when needed. Moreover, I am acquiring business opportunities and facilitating partnerships with third parties for funding and producing business negotiation training and effective social skills sessions and programs.  

Joël Gugler
Joël Gugler
Acquisition manager, Photographer

I'm Joël, fascinated by strategy and creative solutions to extraordinary problems I co-founded TNC because negotiation is awesome and we are going to win our challenges. In order to finance our challenges we give trainings to companies, for that I'm doing acquisition. Furthermore I co-manage the website and help guide TNC.

As a professional photographer, I'm responsible for all the photos on the website and promotion material, except for the ones with my face on it.