Paul Govaerts is Director at NACO and has more than 21 years of project management experience in the industry. Whilst his professional engineering experience spans a number of fields including roads and railroads, Paul’s primary focus is on international airport design, systems engineering and design and construct contracts.
Paul holds a Masters in Civil Engineering.
Berte Simons is Director of New Services. In this newly created role, Berte is responsible for both business development and creating new services for existing Aviation clients. This is an important focus for NACO as it seeks to harness the opportunities in digital services, digital engineering and the latest innovations in the industry.
Berte has been with Royal HaskoningDHV since 2006, originally joining as a project manager and most recently as Director of the Business Unit for Asia-Pacific Industry and Buildings. Her knowledge of the Asia-Pacific region is a major asset to NACO.
Jelmer van de Meer is Director of Airport Civil Engineering, responsible for planning, design and implementation for airport infrastructure projects.
Jelmer has steered the NACO Civil Engineering team through major airport developments in Abu Dhabi (MTC) and Mexico City (NAICM). With more than 10 years of experience in the industry, he has been involved in all facets of airport infrastructure development, ranging from planning studies and design and engineering to construction management.
Jelmer holds a Masters in Civil Engineering, Transport & Planning
Gerard van der Veer is Director of Airport Building Design, Netherlands. Gerard has architectural expertise, primarily in airport design and functional analysis, and specializes in airport passenger simulations and wayfinding.
Having worked at NACO for over 20 years, Gerard has held the role of Director of Airport and Planning for every project that the company has been involved in at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Gerard holds a Masters in Architectural Engineering.
Bunno Arends is Director of Special Airport Systems, a team focused on IT systems, baggage handling and security; systems that have become an integral part of an airport’s design.
Over the past 15 years Bunno has held roles as project director and project manager for numerous large scale infrastructure projects in an international setting.
Bunno holds a Masters in Civil Engineering
Marcel Ingenhoest is Director of Business Development. With over 20 years’ experience in commercial transportation and infrastructure development, Marcel has worked with multinational companies, merchant banks, political structures and governmental offices.
Marcel joined NACO in 2017 to develop new global client partnerships. He joined the company from Dutch Rail, where he held the role of Head of Corporate Transport Business Development. Prior to this role, he acted as government advisor for airport development, acquisition and airport privatizations.
Marcel holds a Masters in Sociology, Psychology and Politics and an engineering degree in Technical Business Administration. His thesis focused on the transformation of the EU airline industry and its institutional framework
Tessel Severs leads the Strategy, Planning and Building Design Department at NACO where he is responsible for bringing together the commercial, strategic planning and design related aspects of airports and delivering integrated, tailored services to our Clients. Tessel is an experienced project manager and airport operations specialist and has also led the company’s business in Africa as well as its special airport systems group. He also has experience in delivering a number of development and rehabilitation projects in addition to operational studies for civil and military airports across the EU, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and CIS. Tessel holds a Masters in Civil Engineering.