2022 Board


Chair: Joonas Åkerblom

The Board Chair is responsible for the overall operations and functions of Orbis. A good Chair will manage their team efficiently and void of great hierarchy. They will act as the primary spokesperson as well as the chief communicator to other student organizations and HYY. They will be supportive of their fellow board members, but will also ensure commitments by them get fulfilled, on time, and to a high standard. Finally, they have the deciding vote at times where the Board is divided.


Vice-Chair: Lina Junctorius

The Vice-Chair supports Orbis by assisting and supporting the Chair, and acting in their place at Board meetings if the Chair is unable to attend. A good Vice-Chair will help out as needed and take on additional responsibilities based on organizational needs.

Secretary: Eveline Vandewalle

The Secretary is responsible for the minutes of Orbis’ Board meetings, and is in charge of some administrative matters. They are also the Data Protection Officer. A good Secretary provides logistical support to the rest of the Board. At standard meetings they coordinate minutes, as well as ensure effective communication within the Board and with members. They are also responsible for the membership list as well as the newsletter.


Treasurer: Sara Hietala

The Treasurer looks after Orbis’ money. They produce the financial plans for the year ahead and reports for the past year. They are also responsible for contacting new members about dues. A good Treasurer will manage the group’s finances, estimate costs for events, and with the appropriate people negotiate budgets for said events. The Treasurer will also maintain accurate records to ensure that the next Board undergoes an easy transitionary period.

Communications Manager: Lucas Weidinger

The Communications Manager supports Orbis through their overall responsibility communicating efficiently with the members of the organization, the applicable faculties, and other organizations. Their duty is to build lasting connections with other student organizations and to manage the mailing list of the organization. The Communications Manager will work closely with the Social Media Manager to divide the responsibilities of the website.

Events Manager: Lina Junctorius & Lucas Weidinger

The Events Manager ensures that varied, fun, and suitable events are organized by Orbis. A good Events Manager will plan a variety of interesting and inclusive events for international and internationally-minded students. The Events Manager also manages a number of premises on behalf of Orbis to ensure that all events are safe and enjoyable for everyone. The Events Manager is encouraged to oversee an events committee which utilizes the time and talents of member volunteers. The Events Manager also coordinates possible fundraising.

Representation Manager: Eveline Vandewalle

The Representation Manager supports Orbis through their overall responsibility of equity, safety, and inclusion in meetings, events, and ongoing operations. A good Representation Manager will be both a point of contact for international and internationally-minded students who have questions about representation, as well as the immediate response for any complaints about Orbis’ actions. They will act as the harassment contact person who can be contacted if the principles of safer space are violated at any event or in the faculty at large. In addition, the representation will be in charge of gathering input for and developing Orbis’ Equality Plan.

Social Media Manager: Sonja Waldmannstetter

The Social Media Manager is responsible for promoting Orbis through relevant social media platforms and Orbis’ website. They have the main responsibility of Orbis’ website and social media accounts, and delegate tasks to other members concerning social media. A good Social Media Manager will ensure that Orbis’ visibility on social media is consistent, informative, and visually interesting. The Social Media Manager will work closely with the Communications Manager to divide the responsibilities of the website.

Elected Officials:

Jakub Florczak (General Official)
Sofia Gamperer (General Official)
Lea Moos (Event Official)
Eli Mucha (General Official)
Laura Tarsa (General Official)

Contact us: orbis@helsinki.fi