The directorate consists of three separate entities: the Central Route Charges Office (CRCO), the Agency’s Financial Services (AFS) and the Central IT functions (CIT) of the Agency.
Adriaan has been leading the CRCO Directorate since September 2007. Between January 2015 and April 2018, he also held the role of Director Pan-European Single Sky (DPS), before becoming Director CFI.
He joined the Agency in 1990 and worked in a variety of senior financial positions in the Directorate Personnel and Finance, the Finance Directorate and the CRCO.
Before becoming the Director CRCO, he headed the Budget and Economic Affairs unit of the Finance Directorate for five years. The fact that his mandate has now been extended to incorporate the role of Director CFI is a reflection of his comprehensive knowledge and experience of the EUROCONTROL Route Charges System, the Agency’s finances and information technology.
Prior to joining EUROCONTROL, Adriaan accumulated over ten years of financial management experience in private industry as a financial controller in large multinational organisations.
Adriaan studied in Leiden, Tilburg and Antwerp and holds an MSc. in Business Economics. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD. He frequently lectures at Danube University Krems (Austria) and the Singapore Aviation Academy.