Holland Alumni Meet and Greet Jakarta
On Friday 21 January more than 60 Holland Alumni attended the Meet & Greet to toast the New Year 2011 and greet their fellow Holland Alumni. The event, which was organized by Nuffic Neso Indonesia in co-operation with IKANED, was marked by lively atmosphere from start to finish.
Both representatives from Neso Indonesia (Mr. Marrik Bellen, Director) and IKANED (Mr. Theo Lekatompessy, Vice Chairman) welcomed all guests and extended their best wishes for 2011. In his opening speech, Mr. Bellen not only pointed out the importance of having a regular platform for alumni to meet each other (like content driven seminars or social gathering), but also addressed Holland Alumni to become active in the generic promotion of Study in Holland because they are the best ambassadors of the Netherlands as study destination. Alumni who are now holding senior positions are also expected to support younger alumni in terms of career development or vacancies.
Towards a mix of alumni from all parts of the Netherlands with different academic backgrounds and careers, Mr. Theo Lekatompessy highlighted the history and spirit of IKANED and emphasized the benefit of participating in IKANED activities. We together can contribute to the development of Indonesia as well as individual networking.
As continuation of the successful IKANED Professional Seminar Series held in 2010, this year Neso Indonesia is planning to organize similar seminar series outside Jakarta. The seminars will be conducted in close co – operation with IKANED chapters to ensure that sufficient alumni and related stakeholders are brought into attention about Holland Alumni activities in Indonesia. At the same time, alumni in Indonesia are also invited to visit the International Holland Alumni Network website at www.hollandalumni.nl for latest news from The Netherlands and their Alma Mater.