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.

 

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. 

Business Development & Strategy | Course Development Unit

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Mr. Eric Schoonderwoerd, MBA

Business Strategist & Relationship Manager
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.

Ms. Elly Bozorg, BBA

Learning & Development Coordinator
ebozorg@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. Speaks 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. Speaks Persian and English.

Sales | Operations | Marketing Communications

 

Mr. Murat Yalcin, MSc

Manager, Marketing & Sales
myalcin@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Master’s degree in Digital Marketing Strategy. Over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in dynamic, international organisations such as Google and SAS Institute. Speaks Turkish and English.

Master’s degree in Digital Marketing Strategy. Over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing in dynamic, international organisations such as Google and SAS Institute. Speaks Turkish and English.

Mrs. Kristina Matkovska, MSc

Senior Sales & Account Executive - Global
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. Giralda Chiverton

Sales & Account Executive
gchiverton@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 794

Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida with Postgraduate award from the University of Liverpool. Currently completing two Masters degrees with Leiden University and The University of Liverpool. More than 15 years of experience in Sales, Banking and Finance in the United States and more recently in the Netherlands. Additionally, worked as an entrepreneur in Direct Sales for several years. Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Papiamentu.

Bachelors degree from the University of South Florida with Postgraduate award from the University of Liverpool. Currently completing two Masters degrees with Leiden University and The University of Liverpool. More than 15 years of experience in Sales, Banking and Finance in the United States and more recently in the Netherlands. Additionally, worked as an entrepreneur in Direct Sales for several years. Speaks English, Dutch, Spanish, French and Papiamentu.

Mr. Vassilios Assimacopoulos

Sales & Account Representative
vassimacopoulos@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 722

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with background in customer-related roles. More than three years experience in sales, marketing and event coordination. Speaks Greek, English and Amharic.

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with background in customer-related roles. More than three years experience in sales, marketing and event coordination. Speaks Greek, English and Amharic.

Ms. Gizem Bediz, BA

Sales & Account 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.

Mrs. Saskia Kopinsky

Senior Training Operations Executive
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.

Ms. Anna Rutkowska

Customer 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.  

Mrs. Rita Marques

Customer Operations Representative - Front-Desk
reception@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790
 Academic background in communications. More than 15 years of experience in Administration and Reception related roles with proficiency in customer-related positions and sales activities. Speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.
 Academic background in communications. More than 15 years of experience in Administration and Reception related roles with proficiency in customer-related positions and sales activities. Speaks Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Ms. Nancy Diaz

Customer Relations Representative - Reception
reception@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and went to become a Philippines Registered Nurse. Gained more than 2 years of experience in hospitality and managment as Head of Back Operations in Amsterdam hotels. Speaks Filipino, Dutch and English.

Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and went to become a Philippines Registered Nurse. Gained more than 2 years of experience in hospitality and managment as Head of Back Operations in Amsterdam hotels. Speaks Filipino, Dutch and English.

Mr. Karl Schreiber, MSc

Marketing & Communications Officer
kschreiber@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 721

Master's degree in Corporate Communication with PR and Advertising Bachelor's degree. Three years corporate and agency experience in Public Relations, Corporate Identity, Brand and Digital Communications. Speaks German, English and Dutch.

Master's degree in Corporate Communication with PR and Advertising Bachelor's degree. Three years corporate and agency experience in Public Relations, Corporate Identity, Brand and Digital Communications. Speaks German, English and Dutch.

Finance | Accounting | Facility 

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Mr. Jan-Peter Broek, MSc

Financial Manager & Business Controller
jbroek@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

Master's degree in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Previous employment as financial journalist and financial analyst before gaining more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry. For the past 10 years, held controlling and accounting roles as department manager working in close collaboration with Operations and Sales departments. Speaks Dutch and English.

Master's degree in Finance from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Previous employment as financial journalist and financial analyst before gaining more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry. For the past 10 years, held controlling and accounting roles as department manager working in close collaboration with Operations and Sales departments. Speaks Dutch and English.

Mr. Shafqat Zulfiqar, MSc

Controlling Finance Representative
szulfiqar@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 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.

Ms. Amina El-Faddali, BBA

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.

Ms. Kala Bubak, MSc

Facilities Coordinator
facilities@jaato.com
+31 (0) 23 5679 790

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.

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