Dirk Baerts, Managing Director, Egencia Canada, will begin a three-year term as Canada Region Board Member for the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) on April 1, 2015. According to ACTE Executive Director Greeley Koch, Baerts’ unique career of multi-national management in the technology industry will bring an additional level of insight to the ACTE Board. “As an international association, ACTE’s Board of Directors deal with corporate cultural diversity as well as major travel issues on a routine basis,” said Koch. “Dirk Baerts’ background in technology management spans Asia, Europe, and North America. His recent years with Egencia give him an equally unique perspective on business travel. I look forward to working with him in the future.” Based in Mississauga, ON, Baerts is responsible for the company’s travel management services in Canada and heads up its Meetings & Incentive operations for the entire North American region. Before his Canada-based appointment in 2011, Baerts was country manager for Egencia Belgium for two years. Prior to joining Egencia in 2008, he worked in the technology industry for more than 15 years, holding several management positions at leading companies in Europe, Asia and Japan. Baerts will be participating in a panel discussion on the New Distribution Capability at the ACTE Canada Corporate Travel Conference today at 10:30 a.m. at the Delta Edmonton South Hotel and Conference Centre.