Meet our Governing Board
The Governing Board consists of dedicated KULMUN alumni who stay engaged with the association's workings. The Governing Board members safeguard KULMUN's long term vision and they support the functioning of the Executive Board wherever they can. Find out more about our current Governing Board here.
KULMUN has been an integral part of Lennert’s life for five years now. After two extremely gratifying years working as vice-conference manager and president, he engaged himself for the governing board in 2020. This year, Lennert is deeply honoured to serve as its chairman.
His goal will be to support the presidency with its effort towards standardisation and to assist the conference team during these challenging times.
Born and raised in Diepenbeek, Lennert quickly grew interested in international relations and enjoyed being part of organizations. Having previously graduated as a master in Comparative and International Politics, Lennert just finalized his second master in European Politics and Policies. He hopes to use his experience to contribute to a welcoming, open and professional environment. Lennert is always available to members, alumni or those interested in KULMUN for any questions or help.
Raoul Cardellini (he/him, they/them) is a half Italian and half German Law graduate. They first came in contact with KULMUN during their Erasmus experience at KUL, when they applied without knowing how much this association would affect their experience in Belgium and their life after that.
Once their first Erasmus came to an end, they traveled back to attend the KULMUN conference, and later on became a co-opted member, a decision fuelled by their desire to keep in contact with the association despite the distance between Leuven and their hometown. Having done so with both old and new members of KULMUN, they decided to run for a spot on the Governing Board and put their love for the association to use.
When it comes to the Governing Board itself, after serving as Secretary for the 2021-2022 working year they will now be the Vice-President of the Governing Board and in charge of the relations between the Executive Board and the Governing Board, by acting as point of contact amongst the two.
On a personal level they are an avid MUNer and enjoy every aspect of it thoroughly, which has led them to being a Delegate, a Chair and lately a Secretary-General a few times. They enjoy writing, reading and learning about space law. They are currently pursuing a second Master’s degree in “European Legal Integration and Human Rights” while being a Legal Trainee in Berlin, after which they intend on further specializing in Space Law.
Lorencia, better known as Lori, got to know KULMUN coincidentally through a friend and she decided to register for the KULMUN 2018 conference without having any knowledge about MUN’ing. It ended up being a lovely experience where she had a wonderful time, made many new friends and learned a lot. Lori knew she wanted more. That’s why she applied and became a member of KULMUN in the next academic year.
Lori has been a member for two years, in which she discovered multiple interests during trainings and went abroad for several conferences, PragueMUN being her absolute favourite. In her third year, she became the executive board’s treasurer in the middle of the pandemic, a unique experience for sure. As treasurer, she learned a lot about managing the legal and financial side of an organization.
Now Lori has started the first year of her new journey: the three-year governing board mandate. This year she is taking on the role of vice president of the GB. She will be responsible for the EB-GB relations, so she can happily say she will still have the chance to be involved with all members and the EB.