Sietse Bakker

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Sietse Bakker
Sietse Bakker at JESC 2011
Sietse Bakker (centre) at JESC 2011
Born Sietse Thijs Bakker
(1984-05-25) 25 May 1984 (age 30)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Occupation Entrepreneur
Years active 2002–Present

Sietse Bakker is a Dutch entrepreneur, writer, speaker and television event executive at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Bakker started his career as founder and editor-in-chief of the independent Eurovision Song Contest website, at the age of 18. At the age of 22, he was hired by the EBU as Manager New Media. Two years later he was promoted to the position of Manager Communications & PR of the Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

As of 1 January 2011, Bakker was appointed as the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after Svante Stockselius resigned from the role.[1] He also holds the position of Event Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Bakker runs the Dutch event management company Wow!works. In 2009 he was chosen as one of the 25 most successful young entrepreneurs of the Netherlands.[2] In 2010 he finished as runner-up in the competition Communications Talent of the Year in the Netherlands.[3]

In June 2011, Bakker published the book How To Live Wow!? in Dutch.[4]


  1. ^ Siim, Jarmo. "Sietse Bakker to supervise Junior Eurovision Song Contest". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Sietse Bakker (24), MediaBattery". Sprout. Retrieved 17 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Evelien ter Ellen CommunicatieTalent van het Jaar 2010". Logeion. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  4. ^ "How To Live Wow!?". Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
Preceded by
Svante Stockselius
Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Vladislav Yakovlev