Board of Directors (Styrelsen)

Board 2019/20

Emma Riese Chairperson (Ordförande) from July 2019 to June 2020
Tage Mohammadat Vice Chairperson (Viceordförande) from July 2019 to December 2019
Rinat Yapparov Board Member / Event Manager (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to June 2020
Kasra Khatami Mashhadi Board Member/ Education Manager (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to June 2020
Alessandro Enrico Board Member/ Council Manager (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to December 2019
Mohit Daga Board Member / Workgroups Manager (Styrelseledamot) from October 2019 to June 2020
Vacant Treasurer (Kassör) from July 2019 to December 2019
Vacant Board Member/ Business Manager (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to December 2019
Vacant Board Member / Communication Manager (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to December 2019
Vacant Board Member / Webmaster (Styrelseledamot) from July 2019 to June 2020
The board of directors is the organisation’s highest executive body.
According to the statutes, the duties of the Board are to:
  • Answer to the Chapter Meeting regarding the Chapter’s operations and management;
  • Remit more important decisions to the Chapter Meeting;
  • Implement Chapter Meeting decisions;
  • Manage and be responsible for the Chapter’s resources, process submitted motions, handle the Chapter’s correspondence, and otherwise manage ongoing business;
  • Appoint other representatives and functionaries for the PhD Chapter and nominate representatives to the commissions of trust that are formally appointed by KTH and/or THS;
  • Administer elections for provisional posts.

The PhD Chapter Board of Directors (Board) is composed of: 

Presidium Unit

The Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson together form the Presidium. The presidium is responsible for the leadership, and external and internal affairs of the chapter through the board as follows: 

Chairperson

Strategic responsibility: Responsible for the future of the chapter and for having a strategy for how the activities during the coming year should affect the chapter.

Representational tasks: The Chairperson is the main nominee for the role of PhD representative in the University Board (US) at KTH. Functions as contact person for the chapter in all tasks that are not related to any of the other representational tasks.

Board tasks: Responsible for the progress of the work of the board, calls to and leads the board meetings.

Chapter tasks: Calls to and leads the chapter meetings, ultimately responsible for the communication with the chapter.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter in the Ordföranderådet (OR) at THS Student Union.

Vice Chairperson

Executive responsibility: Responsible for the executive part of the board. Works closely with the chairperson.

Representational tasks: The Vice Chairperson is the main nominee for the role of PhD representative in the Faculty Board (FR) at KTH.

Board tasks: Responsible for coordinating the work of the board, communicates with the board members to find solutions for cooperation and planning.

Chapter tasks: Books the people and locations for chapter events regarding decision making, such as chapter meetings and council election meetings.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter in the Vice Ordföranderådet (VOR) at THS Student Union.

Finances Unit

Treasurer

Fiscal responsibility: Responsible for the budget, the accounting and reimbursements. Works closely with the Presidium.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the Resource Allocation Committee at KTH

Board tasks: Responsible for communicating and coordinating the fiscal activities within the board. Also responsible for the prognosis and documentation of the time compensation.

Chapter tasks: Responsible for communicating and coordinating the fiscal activities within the chapter. Workgroups with their own budget shall communicate with the treasurer to ensure correct accounting.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter in the Ekonomiska Rådet (ER) at THS Student Union.
Substitute: Vice chairperson.

Communication Unit

Communication manager

Communication responsibility: Responsible for the communication of the board through the information channels described in the communication policy. Works closely with the Webmaster

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the Language & Communication Committees at KTH

Board tasks: Responsible for taking the minutes during the board meetings. Also responsible for the management of documentation and data within the board and chapter.

Chapter tasks: Responsible for taking the minutes during the chapter meetings.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter in the reception council (Mottagningsråd), Liaison with the Membership office and Communication network at THS student union.

Substitute: Webmaster

Webmaster

IT responsibility: Responsible for the information technology part of the PhD Chapter. Makes sure that web pages, social media and mailing lists are updated and working. Works closely with the communication manager.

Representational tasks: Coordinates the chapter in the Future Faculty group at KTH

Board tasks: Makes sure that the platforms for communication is working as they should and updates it accordingly to fit with new needs and possibilities in technology.

Chapter tasks: Same as board tasks

Union tasks: Represents the chapter at future faculty group at THS student union.

Substitute: Communication manager

Studies Liaison Unit

Education manager

Educational responsibility: Responsible for the educational and research issues that might affect the studies environment and its condition for PhD Students. Focuses on educational development and leads the chapter education council. Works closely with Council coordinator.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the Education Board at KTH.

Board tasks: Responsible for addressing issues related to education at board meetings and informing the board about educational changes.

Chapter tasks: Responsible for collecting and addressing issues related to education, e.g. via the PADs.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter in Utbildningsrådet (UR) at THS Student Union.

Substitute: Council Coordinator

Council coordinator

Educational responsibility: Responsible for educational issues with employment relations for the PhD Students. Focuses on educational quality issues at the school & department levels. Works closely with Education manager.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the doctoral education group at KTH.

Board tasks: Responsible for addressing issues related to education at board meetings and informing the board about educational changes.

Chapter tasks: Liaison with PhD councils and addressing related organisational issues.

Union tasks: Liaison with labour unions and the Skolråd (SR) of THS student union.

Substitute: Education manager

Social Unit

Workgroup manager

Workgroup responsibility: Responsible for the coordination and communication of the workgroups, including committees, in  the chapter. Works closely with Business manager and Event manager.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the Equality & Sustainability Committees at KTH

Board tasks: Communication between the board and the workgroups, e.g. WOP@KTH, KF & DrInK.

Chapter tasks: Coordinating and communicating between the workgroups.

Union tasks: Represents JML, international, sustainability & social affairs at THS student union. Represents in KF, if elected, otherwise acts as liaison;
Substitute: Event manager, Business manager

Business manager

Business responsibility: Responsible for the connections with research institutes and companies (from hereon: partners) in relation to career development and collaborations with the PhD Chapter. Works closely with Event manager and Workgroup manager.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at the Central Grants Committee at KTH.

Board tasks: Communication between the board and the partners.

Chapter tasks: Communication between the chapter and the partners. Set up partner events together with Event manager.

Union tasks: Represents the chapter at Arbetsmarknad groups at THS student union.

Substitute: Event manager, Workgroup manager

Event manager

Event responsibility: Responsible for coordination of events that take place within the chapter and responsible for the chapter hall. Works closely with Business manager and Workgroup manager.

Representational tasks: Represents the chapter at safety & working environment committees.

Board tasks: Coordinator of the events that the board wants to organise.

Chapter tasks: Coordinator of the events that chapter members want to organise.

Union tasks: Liaison with Lokalansvariga & Events-related associations at THS student union.

Substitute: Business manager, Workgroup manager

The board can re-assign the aforementioned responsibilities among members; if need be.

The mandates of the positions are as follows:

Academic year (July to June)

Chairperson

Webmaster

Education manager

Event manager

Workgroup manager

Fiscal year (January to December)

Vice Chairperson

Treasurer

Communication manager

Council coordinator

Business manager

Contact: board @dr.kth.se

Minutes of the Chapter Board meetings are to be written and posted on the minutes page.

Board 2018/19

Robin Palmberg Chairperson (Ordförande) from July 2018 to June 2019
Tage Mohammadat Vice Chairperson (Viceordförande) from July 2018 to June 2019
Jesper Karlsson Treasurer (Kassör) from July 2018 to June 2019
Amanda Kessler Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to June 2019
Elena Malakhatka Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to January 2019
Emma Riese Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to June 2019
Fangkai Yang Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to June 2019
Félix Vautard Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to December 2018
Fatemeh Naqavi Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from January 2019 to June 2019
Kateryna Morozovska Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to June 2019
Sriharsha Bhat Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2018 to June 2019
Rinat Yapparov Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from January 2019 to June 2019

Board 2017/18

Andrea de Giorgio Chairperson (Ordförande) from July 2017 to June 2018
Abdullah Khan Vice Chairperson (Viceordförande) from February 2018 to June 2018*
Zhaoxuan Feng Treasurer (Kassör) from January 2018 to June 2018
Antonio Adaldo Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Cong Wang Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Afzal Muhammad Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Elena Malakhatka Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Fareed Khan Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Milan Jocevski Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Tage Mohammadat Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to June 2018
Robin Palmberg Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from January 2018 to June 2018

Note: Bahram Saadatfar has been vice chairperson from July 2017 until December 2017 due to resignations.

*Abdullah Khan has been Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2017 to January 2018 due to election to Vice Chairperson on January 25th 2018.

Board 2016/17

Andrea de Giorgio Chairperson (Ordförande) from July 2016 to June 2017
Milan Jocevski Vice Chairperson (Viceordförande) from July 2016 to June 2017
Liyun Yang Treasurer (Kassör) from July 2016 to June 2017
Bahram Saadatfar Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from January 2017 to June 2017
Abderrahman Ait Ali Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017
Abdullah Khan Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from January 2017 to June 2017
Afzal Muhammad Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017
Maria Nordström Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017
Daniele Valisena Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017
Omar Shafqat Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017
Tage Mohammadat Board Member (Styrelseledamot) from July 2016 to June 2017