Delft University of Technology, 3ME
Hans Bakker (1955) studied physics and mathematics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (PhD 1985). He started his career in Shell as a researcher in the field of materials engineering. Over the years he broadened his experience to the manufacturing business in Singapore and the Netherlands. In those positions he was responsible for the maintenance and operations of the local process installations for the oil and chemicals business. Following those assignments he was appointed global manager for project services. His subsequent position was regional operations manager for capital investment projects in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. His present role is Vice President Strategy for Contracting and Procurement. Since September 2007 Hans holds the Chair of Management of Engineering Projects at the Delft University of Technology (part-time).