Farewell Reception held at Chalmers University of Technology for Professor Karin Markides, Chalmers' President and CEO and President of UNITECH International Society Board
23 Jun 2015 in The Network by David Ward
On June 17th Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg held a Farewell Reception for Professor Karin Markides to mark her impending retirement from the position of President and CEO, which she has held since 2006.
During the Farewell Reception there were many speeches made in Karin’s honour, by Gothenburg politicians and city dignitaries, from leading Swedish academics and from the CEOs of many of the companies associated with Chalmers.
UNITECH International was represented at the Farewell Reception by its Secretary General, David Ward, who made a short speech remarking on Karin’s impact far beyond the university, the city and Sweden as UNITECH’s President where, for the past 4 years, she has stimulated and encouraged a diverse international organisation, and brought energy and focus, as well as a sense of having fun while dealing with serious matters. He wished her well in the future on behalf of UNITECH International.
Karin will also leave UNITECH International in September during our General Assembly in Trinity College Dublin in September at the end of her current tenure as President of the UNITECH International Society Board.