Marcel Bakker appointed Director of iTEC


The iTEC Board has appointed Marcel Bakker as the alliance’s director at Airspace World in Geneva, the event that brings together key players from the air traffic industry from all over the world, from March 19 to 21. Marcel Bakker currently holds the position of General Manager of Systems and Infrastructure at LVNL, the Dutch air navigation service provider, and will step into his new role full time on 1 May, for a period of five years.

Marcel Bakker, who is enthusiastic about his new post, has extensive operational, technical and managerial experience in air traffic and aviation, over 24 years, at different levels of responsibility in LVNL. The last 10 years he held the position of General Manager Systems and Infrastructure and was a member of LVNL’s management team. As Senior Responsible Owner, he was responsible for several ambitious projects, including the successful refurbishment of the Schiphol Air Traffic Control Tower and the introduction of Electronic Flight Strips in 2019. The implementation of the Intelligent Approach (IA) tool, enabling RECAT – EU separation and Time-Based separation (TBS) at Schiphol. One of his most significant responsibilities was the development of the new iTEC-based Centre Automation System (iCAS).