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 Program Director Gulfstream. From 2013 to 2015, she held several senior roles at Airbus Defense and Space in Leiden such as Head of New Business, Project Manager TROPOMI and Business Unit Manager Instruments and Systems.
Between 2008 and 2015, Bakker-van der Veen worked in different business development and project management roles for Fokker. Within Rolls-Royce she fulfilled several engineering, operations and project management roles within in the UK from 2003 till 2008.
Bakker-van der Veen has a 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 several mentoring programs and promoting engineering and technology with school children and students.
A Dutch native, Bakker-van der Veen is fluent in three languages: Dutch, English and German.