Organizational Structure

ESTIEM is a student-run organization that operates through its Local Associations (Local Groups), which are affiliated with universities offering Industrial Engineering and Management studies. Our primary goal is to connect our students, who are associated with our Local Groups, with the wider IEM community across Europe. To achieve this, various entities play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of our organization and collaborate to make this possible.

The Board

Meet ESTIEM's 33rd Board

At the highest level, the International Board of ESTIEM serves as the organization's executive body, responsible for coordinating and supporting its activities. It includes six active students, elected by the network during every spring Council Meeting, each one responsible for different areas of the organisation. The Board's mandate lasts a year, starting from August 1st.

There have been in total 33 generations of ESTIEM Boards since the founding of the organisation.


Kai Heine

  • Board Coordination
  • Board Goals
  • ESTIEM Alumni
  • Club of 100
  • Members Committee
  • Grants Committee

VP of Administration

Esin Julia Rathert

  • Council Meetings
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Balkan Region
  • IT Committee
  • Knowledge Manangement Committee

VP of Finance

Max Sturkenboom

  • Central Accounting
  • Book - keeping
  • ESTIEM Hunt
  • Financial Controllers
  • Mediterranean Region
  • HR Committee
  • CR Committee

VP of Education

Francisca Trigueiros

  • Academic Externals
  • IEM Conference
  • LG Support System
  • Alpine Region
  • Academic Development Department
  • Career Development Department
  • Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee
  • Professional Development Committee

VP of Activities

Saara Maenpa

  • Board Coordination
  • Activities Evaluation
  • North - West Region
  • South - West Region
  • Intercultural Development Department
  • Personal Development Department
  • Analysis Committee
  • Event Quality Committee

VP of Public Relations

Petra Maria Kantartzi

  • Externals
  • ESTIEM's Promotion
  • ESTIEM Podcast
  • ESTIEM Magazine
  • Nordic Region
  • Ambassadors
  • Trainers Community
  • Public Relations Committee

Committees & Task Groups

Committees are entities that support the opertional functions of the different Board Members.
Each of them is consisted of a team and the Committee Leader, that coordinates its activities.

Task Groups operate similarly to Committees, and exist to support the Board on specific, time-limited projects.
They usually have a Task Group Leader too, as well as a team to work on the different objectives.


Analysis Committee works with data analytics and visualization tools to improve decision - making in ESTIEM.

Relations Committee

Corporate Relations Committee develops academic and corporate partnerships to support the needs of the organisation.

Event Quality

Event Quality Committee is responsible for continuous quality standardization of event organisation processes.


Grants Committee aims to support ESTIEM financially by searching and applying for funding opportunities.

Human Resources

Human Resources Committee facilitates the recruitment processes of Central Entities and offers development opportunities.

Technology Committee

Information Technology Committee is responsible for the development and maintenance of the Portal and other IT tools.

Management Committee

Knowledge Management Committee ensures all necessary knowledge is documented and shared through our online platforms.


Members Committee monitors the activeness of Local Groups and works actively on the growth of the ESTIEM network.

Development Committee

Professional Development Committee analyzes and develops the status of IEM fields in IEM students' education.

Public Relations

Public Relations Committee aims to maintain the ESTIEM brand by creating and publicizing the necessary brand materials.

Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee

Social & Environmental Responsibility Committee works on initiatives relevant to social an environmental responsibility.


Trainers Community provides training sessions to ESTIEMers in order to help their personal and professional development.


Ambassadors aim to establish relations between ESTIEM and other NGOs, while facilitating existing collaborations.

Task Group

ESTIEM Hunt team works on creating internship and job opportunities for ESTIEMers by leading the organization of the event.

LG Support System
Task Group

LG Support System team develops projects that focus on helping struggling Local Groups, in order to create a sustainable network.

Departments & Services

Departments are a team of teams that coordinates activities and generates opportunities around the development pillars of ESTIEM's mission: Academic, Career, Intercultural and Personal. Each one is has a Department Coordinator, and a number of Services.

Services are teams responsible for different event types and offerings, managed by a Service Leader.
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The Academic Development Department aims to provide non-formal complimentary IEM content through advanced courses delivered by professionals, and support the research & development in the IEM field by actively taking part in discussions and activities.

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The Intercultural Development Department takes action within the culturally diverse environment in ESTIEM in order to foster mutual understanding among ESTIEMers and improve coexistence and communication in Europe.

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The Career Development Department offers opportunities such as events, competitions and programmes focused on preparing students for a specific career field, by developing a related set of skills that will get them a competitive advantage.

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The Personal Development Department allows ESTIEMers to develop their capabilities and potential by providing a variety of cognitive, emotional and physical development opportunities through events and trainings.


Our Local Groups are organised into different Regions. Each has a Regional Coordinator that assist the Board in Local Groups' monitoring, coordination and support. There are currently 7 different Regions within ESTIEM.
Auvergne, France
Budapest, Hungary
Graz, Austria
Grenoble, France
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Karlsruhe, Germany
Lausanne, Switzerland
Lyon, France
Munich, Germany
Vienna, Austria
Belgrade, Serbia
Bucharest, Romania
Moscow, Russia
Nis, Serbia
Novi Sad, Serbia
Rijeka, Croatia
Skopje, Macedonia
Sofia, Bulgaria
St.Petersburg, Russia
Targu Mures, Romania
Zagreb, Croatia
Ankara-Bilkent, Turkey
Ankara-METU, Turkey
Famagusta, Cyprus
Istanbul-Bogazici, Turkey
Istanbul-ITU, Turkey
Istanbul-Yildiz, Turkey
Izmir-DEU, Turkey
Izmir-Economy, Turkey
Piraeus, Greece
Xanthi, Greece
Gothenburg, Sweden
Helsinki, Finland
Karlstad, Sweden
Lappeenranta, Finland
Linkoping, Sweden
Lulea, Sweden
Lund, Sweden
Oulu, Finland
Stockholm, Sweden
Tallinn, Estonia
Tampere, Finland
Trondheim, Norway
Vaasa, Finland
Berlin, Germany
Braunschweig, Germany
Bremen, Germany
Dresden, Germany
Gdansk, Poland
Hamburg, Germany
Ilmenau, Germany
Krakow, Poland
Kyiv, Ukraine
Minsk, Belarus
Poznan, Poland
Warsaw, Poland
Aachen, Germany
Brussels, Belgium
Delft, Netherlands
Dortmund, Germany
Eindhoven, Netherlands
Groningen, Netherlands
Liege, Belgium
Paderborn, Germany
Siegen, Germany
Aveiro, Portugal
Barcelona, Spain
Calabria, Italy
Cartagena, Spain
Coimbra, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal
Madrid, Spain
Milan, Italy
Minho, Portugal
Porto, Portugal
Seville, Spain