Our Team

           Powered by professionals with a passion for aviation

         Our ability to deliver high-quality solutions to capacitate aviation professionals and organisations starts with our team of motivated and engaged professionals. Just like the aviation industry, with its  international and multicultural character, our team consists of employees with many different nationalities. We share a mutual passion for supporting a safer, more secure and sustainable aviation industry. Get to know the JAA TO team below.

         JAA TO's training courses are provided by a team of more than 70 instructors with outstanding qualifications and extensive practical experience. Visit the Instructors page to learn more. 

Direction

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Mrs. Paula Vieira de Almeida, MEd
Director
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Master’s degree in Education, Leadership & Management, with over 15 years of experience in the field of aviation training. Has occupied several positions since JAA TO’s inception, such as Training Manager, Business Development Manager, Deputy Director and - since May 2016 - Director. Speaks Portuguese, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

 

Master’s degree in Education, Leadership & Management, with over 15 years of experience in the field of aviation training. Has occupied several positions since JAA TO’s inception, such as Training Manager, Business Development Manager, Deputy Director and - since May 2016 - Director. Speaks Portuguese, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

 

Business Development Unit

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Mr. Eric Schoonderwoerd, MBA
Business Developer & Strategist
eschoonderwoerd@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Master's degree in Business Administration with academic background in Marketing Management. Has over 30 years of experience in several sales, marketing and management roles. Speaks Dutch, English and German.

Master's degree in Business Administration with academic background in Marketing Management. Has over 30 years of experience in several sales, marketing and management roles. Speaks Dutch, English and German.

Human Resources 

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Ms. Marlene Mellema
Executive Assistant & HR Focal Point / Prevention Officer
mmellema@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 -790

More than 10 years of experience in Administrative and HR related roles. Has occupied several positions in JAA TO, as HR and Administration Assistant, Training Manager and Coordinator. Speaks English and Dutch. 

More than 10 years of experience in Administrative and HR related roles. Has occupied several positions in JAA TO, as HR and Administration Assistant, Training Manager and Coordinator. Speaks English and Dutch. 

Ms. Maya Nikolova
HR Administrator
mnikolova@jaato.com
+31 23 56 79 790

Master's degree in International Economic Relations and Psychology. Has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in HR-related roles, both as internal and external HR Consultant. Speaks English, Bulgarian, Russian and Dutch.

Master's degree in International Economic Relations and Psychology. Has accumulated more than 10 years of experience in HR-related roles, both as internal and external HR Consultant. Speaks English, Bulgarian, Russian and Dutch.

Course Development Unit

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Ms. Renèe Lamoureux
Learning & Development Administrator
rlamoureux@jaato.com
+31 23 56 79 790

 Educational and professional background in learning & development, desktop publishing, and emergency management in the aviation, medical, and government sectors. Speaks English and Dutch.

 Educational and professional background in learning & development, desktop publishing, and emergency management in the aviation, medical, and government sectors. Speaks English and Dutch.

Training Operations, Sales and Marketing

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Mrs. Mariam Occhialini
Training Operations, Sales and Marketing Manager
mocchialini@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 713

Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature, with 20 years of experience in Customer Service, Sales, Management and Operations. Speaks Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature, with 20 years of experience in Customer Service, Sales, Management and Operations. Speaks Italian, English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French.

Mrs. Saskia Kopinsky
Senior Training Coordinator
skopinsky@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5674 719

More than 30 years experience in Aviation, in administrative and account management roles. Started her career working for CAA-NL, joined JAA at its beginning, and has occupied several positions at JAA TO. Speaks Dutch, English, and German.

More than 30 years experience in Aviation, in administrative and account management roles. Started her career working for CAA-NL, joined JAA at its beginning, and has occupied several positions at JAA TO. Speaks Dutch, English, and German.

Mr. Max Tiley
Sales & Account Representative
mtiley@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 794

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and the Travel Industry. Accumulated 2 years experience managing accounts for stakeholders in that sector, before joining JAA TO. Speaks English and Dutch.

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and the Travel Industry. Accumulated 2 years experience managing accounts for stakeholders in that sector, before joining JAA TO. Speaks English and Dutch.

Mr. Michel Guerreiro
Sales & Account Representative
mguerreiro@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 722

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, has accumulated 5 years of sales related experience in the sector. Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. 

Bachelor of Science in Tourism Management, has accumulated 5 years of sales related experience in the sector. Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. 

Mrs. Kristina Matkovska, MSc
Sales & Account Representative
kmatkovska@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 727

Master's degree in Marketing Management with a background in International Sales. Has accumulated 10 years of experience in customer-related positions in the Tourism and Hotel industry. Speaks Slovak, Czech, English, and Spanish.  

Master's degree in Marketing Management with a background in International Sales. Has accumulated 10 years of experience in customer-related positions in the Tourism and Hotel industry. Speaks Slovak, Czech, English, and Spanish.  

Ms. Anna Rutkowska
Customer Service Operations Representative
arutkowska@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 714

Academic background in creative media, almost 20 years of accumulated experience in customer care related positions. Joined JAA TO as a receptionist and now occupies the position of Customer Service Operations Representative. Speaks Polish and English.  

Academic background in creative media, almost 20 years of accumulated experience in customer care related positions. Joined JAA TO as a receptionist and now occupies the position of Customer Service Operations Representative. Speaks Polish and English.  

Ms. Gizem Bediz
Customer Service Operations Representative
gbediz@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Academic background in foreign languages, with 10 years' experience in customer relations, operations, and administrative roles. Speaks English and Turkish.

Academic background in foreign languages, with 10 years' experience in customer relations, operations, and administrative roles. Speaks English and Turkish.

Office & Facilities

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Mr. Robin Alkemade
Office & Facilities Manager; Emergency, Health and Safety Services Officer
ralkemade@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 796

Graduated in Economics, Media and Entertainment, with 10 years of experience in several industries, from Insurance, Real Estate, to aviation training. Speaks English, Dutch and German. 

Graduated in Economics, Media and Entertainment, with 10 years of experience in several industries, from Insurance, Real Estate, to aviation training. Speaks English, Dutch and German. 

Ms. Elly Bozorg
Receptionist
reception@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Bachelor's degree in English language and Literature, with complementary studies in Business Administration for Hotel Management. Has more than 10 years of experience spread between tourism, hospitatlity and the aviation industry. Has also been part of a business class flight crew for around 5 years. Speak Persian and English.

Bachelor's degree in English language and Literature, with complementary studies in Business Administration for Hotel Management. Has more than 10 years of experience spread between tourism, hospitatlity and the aviation industry. Has also been part of a business class flight crew for around 5 years. Speak Persian and English.

Master's degree in Tourism and Recreation, with more than 5 years' experience in administration and client-relations management. Speaks Polish and English.

Master's degree in Tourism and Recreation, with more than 5 years' experience in administration and client-relations management. Speaks Polish and English.

Finance & Accounting

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Mr. Raymond Groenhart, MSc
Financial Manager / Business Controller
rgroenhart@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 711

Master of Science in Finance & Control, with a background in Business Economics and more than 16 years of financial experience. Speaks Suriname, Dutch, and English. 

Master of Science in Finance & Control, with a background in Business Economics and more than 16 years of financial experience. Speaks Suriname, Dutch, and English. 

Ms. Amina El-Faddali
Accounting Representative
aelfaddali@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 798

Bachelor of Science in Finance with a background in Business Administration. Has accumulated 3 years of experience in the aviation training industry. Speaks Arabic, Dutch, and English.

Bachelor of Science in Finance with a background in Business Administration. Has accumulated 3 years of experience in the aviation training industry. Speaks Arabic, Dutch, and English.

Mr. Shafqat Zulfiqar
Accounting Representative
szulfiqar@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 56 79 790

Master's degree in Finance and Accounting with over 5 years experience in Finance roles across various sectors. Speaks English, Dutch, and Urdu.

Master's degree in Finance and Accounting with over 5 years experience in Finance roles across various sectors. Speaks English, Dutch, and Urdu.