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Newly elected president resigns – CBS Students to choose new leader

Tomas Vemola. Photo: CBS Students.

The newly elected president of CBS Students, Tomas Vemola, has resigned from his post for personal reasons. CBS Students has called for an Extraordinary General Assembly to elect a new president.

News |   01. Feb 2023

Caroline Hammargren


Tomas Vemola was chosen as the new president of CBS Students at the organisation’s general assembly last December. He took office at the beginning of the year, but has now resigned, only one month into his term. Before becoming president, he held the position of vice president of CBS Students for a year and a half.

In line with the CBS Students statutes, an Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) will be held on Monday 6 February to elect a new president. Tomas Vemola’s resignation will take effect on the day of the EGA.

The president is a key player in terms of running the organisation, so we need to find someone new. It’s too important to wait.

Frederik Damsgaard, chairman of the board of CBS Students

According to Frederik Damsgaard, chairman of the board of CBS Students, it is important to appoint a new president as soon as possible.

“In light of the sweeping changes coming to CBS in the coming years, especially in terms of CBS’s educational portfolio and the government’s educational reforms, it is crucial that the student perspective is heard. The president is a key player in terms of running the organisation, so we need to find someone new. It’s too important to wait,” he says.

All students at CBS can vote in the election and are also eligible to run for the position of president. Students can announce their candidacy until the vote at the EGA, but CBS Students encourages those wanting to run to announce it on the Facebook event page before. At the meeting candidates will be able to give a speech and respond to questions from the audience.


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