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Eric Jan Bakker

Head of Sales Asia Pacific at Marlink


Eric Jan Bakker is Head of Sales responsible for the development of business in the Asia-Pacific region for Marlink, the global innovative provider of satellite enabled solutions.

Eric Jan is a well-respected figure within the maritime IT and satcom industry, having over 15 years’ experience in the satellite sector, across varied regions and sectors. Starting his career with Station 12, the former mobile satellite operator based in The Hague, The Netherlands. During his time there, Eric Jan was responsible for sales of mobile satellite systems to the maritime industry in most of EMEA and Asia. Based out of The Hague and Singapore, Eric Jan helped introduce data communications technologies to the maritime industry, particularly the merchant shipping sector.  

Eric Jan joined the company to head sales efforts with non-governmental organizations and United Nations accounts before moving on to become government sales director, a position he held for over two years.  He later accepted a role as Head of Sales for the Asia-Pacific region where he has helped further establish the reputation of Marlink in this core market.

Eric Jan has a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics, and integrated several commercial topics into his technical studies at the University of Eindhoven (The Netherlands).

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