Tineke Bakker - van der Veen
Tineke Bakker – van der Veen was named managing director of Boeing Benelux & Nordics in April 2017. Based in Amsterdam, she is responsible for coordinating all company business activities across the region and reports directly to Sir Michael Arthur, president of Boeing Europe.
Before joining Boeing, Bakker – van der Veen worked for GKN Fokker Technologies as the Gulfstream program director. In this role, she was responsible for all the products built for the Gulfstream jets in The Netherlands. From 2013 to 2015, she held several senior roles at Airbus Defence and Space in Leiden, including head of New Business and business unit manager of Instruments and Systems.
Between 2008 and 2015, Bakker – van der Veen worked in various business development and project management roles for Fokker. She fulfilled several engineering, operations and project management roles at Rolls-Royce in the U.K. from 2003 until 2008.
Bakker – van der Veen has a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Technology in Delft and has completed the Strategic Leadership Program at Nijenrode Business University. She is actively involved in numerous mentoring programs and is leading Boeing’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects in The Netherlands and across the region, with the aim to inspire young talent to gain skills relevant for the 21st century. A Dutch native, Bakker – van der Veen is fluent in Dutch, English and German.