Katya Lobanova – Treasurer – 2020/2021
Hi! My name is Katya and I’m the Treasurer of the 13th Board. I come from one of the coldest regions of Russia, Siberia. But I have not lived there for the past 10 years. Truly living that international student life, I have also lived in Thailand where I got my International Baccalaureate Diploma before coming to Rotterdam to pursue International Business Administration. In September, I will be starting the 3rd year of my bachelor alongside with the ESN board year.
Why a board year?
I decided to apply to the ESN board for the Treasurer position as I want to contribute to the mission and help fellow international students “create a home away from home”. Given my background in IBA, I hope to apply the knowledge and practical skills gained from my courses and previous work in student associations to manage the finances and accounts of ESN Rotterdam. I’m excited to work with my fellow board members to create amazing and fun events for the students. Also, I can’t wait to meet students from all over the globe and emerge myself in yet another culturally diverse community.
The treasurer is responsible for all the financial aspects of the organization. The year starts off with preparing the annual budget, which needs to be aligned with the goals of the whole board. This involves forecasting incomes and expenses as well as allocating funds to different functional areas. The treasurer also guides and liaises with all the committee treasurers – the contact points for financial information from within our committees. Furthermore, simple financial models for high-risk events are made, so we can gain insight as to how our financial position will potentially be affected by unknown variables such as the level of ticket sales. Lastly, general bookkeeping duties and payments are performed monthly.