All of our activities are organised by our active committee members. These are enthusiastic volunteers, divided over several committees. Check out the different committees, what they do and who’s a part of each committee on this page.
Are you enthusiastic about Jong Rabo, and are you interested in actively taking part in one of our committees? Feel free to contact Jessica White, Chairman of the Jong Rabo board, via Jessica.White@rabobank.nl.
Personal development of our members lies within the core of Jong Rabo. The Grow! Committee organizes exciting activities which contribute to soft- and hardskills of our members and inspires them to best version of themselves. Within the Grow Committee, committee members work closely together. It’s not ‘I make you better’ but ‘we make each other better’! We care for each other’s personal development and we give room for your strengths.
The GROW! Committee consists of:
- Iris Renckens
- Rick Rezelman
- Richard Gerardus Gertsen
- Cariece Volkwyn
Sustainability and Innovation Committee
As a bank – and as young professionals – we want to remain future proof. Which is why we want to focus on sustainability and innovation in 2022 by introducing this committee. The environment in which Rabobank operates is changing at a high speed and with an increasing pace. The purpose of the Sustainability & Innovation Committee is to introduce Jong Rabo members to these themes and to ensure that they have the right tools and inspiration to work on these themes themselves. This year, the committee will organise activities within the following themes: The energy transition, the food system transformation, the circular economy, financial wellbeing, AI/Robotics and other sustainability and innovation related themes. We will look for connections with projects and clients to inform and inspire our members.
The Sustainability and Innovation Committee consists of:
- Thirza Hettinga
- Robin Peeters
- Sandhia Badrising
- Tim Boelens
- Stephan van Kleef
Every year the sports committee brings the athletic side out of its members. Sports is the perfect way to meet each other informally, it connects and on top of that, it contributes to personal development and vitality. Every year, the Sports committee introduces members to new or less-known sports and we inspire members with activities about health and vitality.
The Sport Committee consists of:
- Thijs van de Geest
- Kush Shukla
- Sarah Theunissen
- Stephanie Laseur
- Jeroen Bal
Research Trip Committee
Every year, the Research Trip Committee organizes one of the most amazing trips you and your Rabobank colleagues can take. The trip focuses on personal development, networking, and getting to know the impact Rabobank makes around the world. The coming year we will be highly dependend on current circumstances in the world, but as last year's digital tour around the world showed us, you don’t need to travel far to show Jong Rabo the world and more from Rabobank!
The Research Trip Committee consists of:
- Eglas Mayahi
- Abrehet Bellinga
- Eline Jacobse
- Martijn de Leeuw
- Rafaël Peters
The Congress Committee organises one large event for 200 members in the spring period; thé Jong Rabo Congress. The Congress revolves around one central theme for that year, whilst connecting to Jong Rabo’s core values. During the Congress you can expect different speakers, workshops and activities. The General Assembly (ALV) also takes place, prior to the Congress. An interesting note: The Congress Committee of the current year, organises the Congress of the year following.
The Congress Committee consists of:
- Laura Bothmer
- Mimi Louissaint
- Charissa Mustamu
- Emma Jane Dobson
- Johan Visser
FLAIRS is the annual interbank event. You organize this amazing event together with the members of youth associations of other major banks. In 2021, a digital edition was organized in which networking, collaboration and personal development were the core theme. During FLAIRS we zoom in on what concerns you as a young banker, the influence you can exert on your own work and on your future. In addition we always discuss the future of the banking sector. Within the FLAIRS committee you will work on your sales skills, know what is happening behind the scenes, discuss on a high level with other young bankers from various backgrounds, nothing is too crazy, dare to ask and help organize the first physical FLAIRS meeting after the COVID-19 period. Next year we are looking for people who would like to collaborate with other banks and who come up with innovative ideas to make FLAIRS 2022 an unforgettable event again! Can't wait to get acquainted with other banks, to think along about major themes that keep us as young professionals within the bank busy? Sign up for this committee now!
The FLAIRS Committee consists of:
- Laura Meinders
The Branding Committee does everything around branding, promotion and social media for Jong Rabo. The MarCom committee are our “the communication experts” for one or several Jong Rabo committees. They ensure all our members are up to date about our amazing activities through social media, make sure our website is up to date and help spread the word about Jong Rabo throughout all of Rabobank by organizing exciting promotional activities.
The Branding Committee consists of:
- Bart Witting
- Britt Geenen
- Imke Brocks
- Iris Vergeer
- Rose Osté
- Rose van Sas
- Roxanne Arends
The Audit Committee continuously checks the accuracy of the accounting and compliance with internal regulations of Jong Rabo, and the duties of the treasurer. They conduct an annual review of our accounts. They are therefore able to ensure that the membership fees are in good hands and are being spent correctly.
The Audit Committee consists of:
- Iris Renckens
- Olaf Gremmen
Meet Your Company!
Did you know that Rabobank owns more than 20,000 works of art and there is also an 'art affairs' department? No? For example, there are many more departments that are less known within the bank. In order to introduce Jong Rabo members to the amazing departments that Rabobank has to offer, we have set up a new committee: Meet your company.
Where previously the Business Change Committee organized panel sessions with Rabobank’s board members, this committee takes a broader approach. In addition to sessions with GD members, you organize activities where our members get to know Rabobank better and increase their network within various departments. You will also discuss important themes within these departments. Take Future of Work for example: What do encounter as young professionals working from home and what skills do you need to be future proof? The Panel committee has organized sessions around these themes in the past few years and next year we will have the themes reflected in the activities Meet your company will organize. In other words: Do you and your committee members want to ensure that we talk to various different departments and ensure that Jong Rabo members can join in discussions on important topics? Then you've at the right place within the Meet the company committee.
The Meet Your Company! consists of:
- Chuojia Mo
- Laura Zijlstra
- Quirien Dubbeldam
- Ben Olthuis
- Patrick Gerritsen
- Maartje Bongers
The Springtij Forum on Terschelling is a three-day sustainability forum where entrepreneurs, scientists, journalists, CEOs, politicians and artists who want to contribute to making the Netherlands more sustainable faster come together. Rabobank also has a major role to play there. Rabobank is the main sponsor of Springtij and next year we will be able to offer more Jong Rabo members the chance to join this unforgettable experience on this island. Through the various workshops, meetings and insights, we hope that Jong Rabo members can contribute to the sustainability transition and share their experiences with other young professionals within the bank.
* During 2023 we reconsidered our participation and we decided not to go.
The Springtij* consists of:
- Luuk Willems
- Jessica White
Jong Rabo heeft een zetel in de Commissie Ethiek. Tijdens de Commissie Ethiek vergaderingen worden ethische vraagstukken bespreekbaar gemaakt en deelt een bestuurslid of actief Jong Rabo lid haar of zijn mening, namens de vereniging. Op neemt Moniek Schoenmaker namens Jong Rabo deelt aan deze commissie.
Dinsdag voorafgaand aan de commissie Ethiek vindt er een voorbereidende sessie met Jong Rabo leden plaats. De onderwerpen van de Commissie Ethiek worden op de vrijdag voorafgaand bekend gemaakt en deelt Moniek Schoenmaker op vrijdag of maandag met de deelnemers van de sessie, zodat ze zich kunnen voorbereiden/inlezen als ze dat willen. Wil je graag meedenken over ethische vraagstukken? Houd dan de activiteitenkalender goed in de gaten.
A brand new committee! If we've learned anything from the past two years, it's: grab what you can grab outside lockdown. Our Corrie can come out surprising, so we won't let this one take away from us. This is already a legendary committee, who dares to set up new traditions within Jong Rabo, namely frequent drinks or social activities across the country. Be inspired by (Heineken) Rabobank Afterwork or an annual pub quiz league ;). In addition even more gold in the hands of this committee, since they organize the annual benefit, the committee day and evening.
The Afterwork committee consists of:
- Bastiaan Henderik
- Ioannis Vagionitis
- Job van Merode
- Patty Vurens
- Saranne Bron
- Suzanne Veltman