The Eurovision Song Contest will get a new Event Supervisor when the Stockholm 2016 edition is over. Dutchman Sietse Bakker has announced that he will quit this job at the EBU.
Stockholm will be his tenth and final contest working for the EBU. In his announcement on his Facebook page, Bakker said:
“Just weeks after the contest in Stockholm, I will turn 32, which means I have then dedicated exactly half of my life to this amazing event. After some good talks with family, friends and colleagues, I concluded that this marks a great moment for change!”
“Concluding my work as Event Supervisor will allow me to focus on the growth of my companies. And in the months to come, all the way up to Stockholm 2016, it’s business as usual! ;)”
Sietse Bakker was Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest since Düsseldorf 2011. Before that time, he had been working for the EBU as the official Head of Communication since 2006.