Changes at the top of Quadient

Postal and e-commerce tech company Quadient (ex-Neopost) has made some changes to its executive board. 

The CEO, Geoffrey Godet has taken over the Solutions portfolio from Henri Dura who is retiring. The Solutions portfolio includes marketing, innovation and R&D in all four of its main business channels (Customer Experience Management, Business Process Automation Solutions, Mail-Related Solutions and Parcel Locker Solutions).

Ex CFO Jean-François Labadie is to be COO, ensuring the execution of the strategic plan and driving efficiencies into the Quadient business. Labadie’s old role of chief financial officer is to be taken up by Christelle Villadary.

Villadary comes from Suez, in which company she was working since 2010. Prior to that she was at Technicolor from 2002-10. She is to be CFO at Quadient effective 1 February.

Geoffrey Godet, Chief Executive Officer of Quadient, commented: “First of all, I would like to thank Henri for his long and precious contribution to the management of the Group under various responsibilities and in particular for having effectively organised in the last few months the centralised management of our portfolio of solutions.

“By setting up unified marketing teams and a unique R&D, by changing the identity of the Group in favour of a brand common to all of our activities, we have gained in cohesion and been able to put back the management of the needs of our 500,000 customers at the heart of our organisation. I am also delighted to continue to rely, in a new role, on Jean-François and his perfect knowledge of the functioning of the Group’s operations.

“We have recently moved from a holding company operating independent businesses to an integrated group. Jean-François will thus be able to continue to rationalize the organization of our operations within consolidated regions and locally create more commercial and back office synergies. This is essential to the success of our strategy.

“Finally, I am delighted to welcome Christelle, who will bring her new perspective, her competence, as well as her broad expertise in the financial function acquired through the various positions she has held in large international groups.”

Godet concluded, “The execution of our “Back to Growth” strategic plan is progressing in a satisfactory way, as evidenced by the fact that we have been growing organically in the last six quarters. We are continuing our efforts to grow our current operating income in the coming years and successfully transform Quadient.”


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