Our Team

           Powered by people 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 as the aviation industry is an international and multicultural market, 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 training courses are provided by a team of more than 70 instructors with outstanding qualifications and extensive practical experience. Visit the Instructors page to know more. 

Direction

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Mrs. Paula Vieira de Almeida, MEd
Director
director@jaato.com
+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, as Training Manager, Business Development Manager and Deputy 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, as Training Manager, Business Development Manager and Deputy Director. Speaks Portuguese, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

 

Quality & Compliance

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Mr. Janne Kotiranta, LLM
Quality & Compliance Manager
jkotiranta@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 207

Master's Degree in Law, with over 30 years experience in the Aviation industry, especially in Continuing Airworthiness. Has collaborated with JAA TO in the past as an instructor and recently returned to the role of Quality & Compliance Manager. Speaks Finnish and English. 

Master's Degree in Law, with over 30 years experience in the Aviation industry, especially in Continuing Airworthiness. Has collaborated with JAA TO in the past as an instructor and recently returned to the role of Quality & Compliance Manager. Speaks Finnish and English. 

Business Development Unit

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

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

Master Degree in Business Administration with educational 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
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. 

Course Development Unit

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Ms. Ceyrine Pellikaan, MSc
Course Development Unit (CDU) Manager
cpellikaan@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 792

Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, with over 9 years of experience in the field of aviation training. Has occupied several positions in JAA TO, from Training Manager to Course Development Unit Manager. Speaks Spanish, Dutch, English and French.

Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, with over 9 years of experience in the field of aviation training. Has occupied several positions in JAA TO, from Training Manager to Course Development Unit Manager. Speaks Spanish, Dutch, English and French.

Ms. Carolyn Mayes
Course Development Unit (CDU) Assistant
cmayes@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 244

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with a background in International Business. Joined JAA TO as a receptionist and recently joined the Course Development Unit as an assistant. Speaks English.

Bachelor of Science in Public Health, with a background in International Business. Joined JAA TO as a receptionist and recently joined the Course Development Unit as an assistant. Speaks English.

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 two 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 two years experience managing accounts for stakeholders in that sector, before joining JAA TO. Speaks English and Dutch.

Ms. Vanessa dos Santos, MSc
Marketing & Communications Officer
vdossantos@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Studies with a focus on Marketing. Educational background in Journalism. Five years of broad market experience in Public Relations, Digital Marketing, and Social Media. Speaks Portuguese, English and Dutch.

Master of Science (MSc) in Communication Studies with a focus on Marketing. Educational background in Journalism. Five years of broad market experience in Public Relations, Digital Marketing, and Social Media. Speaks Portuguese, 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 five years of sales related experience in the sector. Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. 

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

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

Educational 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.  

Educational 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.  

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 ten 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 ten years of experience in customer-related positions in the Tourism and Hotel industry. Speaks Slovak, Czech, English, and Spanish.  

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. Soraya Alias Soria
Receptionist
reception@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and associate degree in Business Administration. Has accumulated more than ten years of experience in several administrative positions. Speaks Catalan, English and Spanish.

 

Graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Pedagogy and associate degree in Business Administration. Has accumulated more than ten years of experience in several administrative positions. Speaks Catalan, English and Spanish.

 

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

Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature, with complementary studies in Business Administration for Hotel Management. Has more than ten years of experience spread between tourism, hospitality and the aviation industry. Has also been part of a business class flight crew for around 5 years. Speaks Persian and English. 

Bachelor degree in English Language and Literature, with complementary studies in Business Administration for Hotel Management. Has more than ten years of experience spread between tourism, hospitality and the aviation industry. Has also been part of a business class flight crew for around 5 years. Speaks Persian 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 (MSc) 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 (MSc) in Finance & Control, with a background in Business Economics and more than 16 years of financial experience. Speaks Suriname, Dutch, and English. 

Ms. Rozaliya Sabdenova
Accounting Representative
rsabdenova@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 712

Educational background in accountancy and bookkeeping. Has accumulated more than 11 years of financial experience. Speaks Kazakh, Russian, English.

Educational background in accountancy and bookkeeping. Has accumulated more than 11 years of financial experience. Speaks Kazakh, Russian, 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.