Dirk Tirez interim CEO at bpost

After Jean-Paul Van Avermaet was ejected as CEO earlier this week, the board of bpost has appointed Dirk Tirez as interim CEO. He is to implement the company’s strategy as before.

Tirez is currently Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer and Company Secretary of the Belgian postal operator and is also Chairman of Bpost Bank. He has high level experience in the Belgian civil service and in the private sector.

“The board of directors asks Dirk Tirez to fully implement the company’s strategy and to maintain the social dialogue,” said a press release. “The Board also requested the Group Executive Committee to further focus on achieving results for the Mail & Retail, Parcels & Logistics Europe-Asia and North America business units.”

“The board of directors asks Dirk Tirez to continue fully implementing the company’s strategy and to maintain social dialogue,” said a statement. The board of directors promises to speed up the selection procedure for the new CEO.

“Tirez is a man with a lot of experience who knows the company well. He will ensure that peace is restored at bpost and that all employees can look ahead,”, said Minister of Public Enterprises Petra De Sutter (Groen) on Twitter.

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