Arnold Persoon

Navitas, the Netherlands
Arnold Persoon

It is my honour to stand for election for the EAIE Board and help direct and implement the new strategy of the EAIE. I fully support the direction of the strategy and as an experienced Board member aim to help improve the agility and entrepreneurship of the organisation and reduce the carbon footprint of our activities and higher education as a whole. 

My first conference was in Tampere in 2001 and I became a founding member of the Expert Community Marketing and Recruitment in 2002. In 2009, I was awarded the Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice. I am currently a member of the General Council, before which I was a member of the EAIE Board. 

During my previous term on the Board, my proudest achievement was the initiation and approval of our carbon compensation project. To date, this has resulted in the planting of well over 30,000 trees. During a new term on the Board, I would like to take this project a step further and have the EAIE advocate and drive a climate-neutral European higher education sector. It would be great if you would support me in achieving this.