Jean-Paul Van Avermaet to be bpost CEO

The new CEO of Belgium’s bpost has been announced. Jean-Paul Van Avermaet has been nominated by the Board of Directors to succeed current CEO Koen Van Gerven commencing 26th of February.

Van Avermaet is currently Managing Director of global security company G4S. Prior to joining G4S in 2010 he had a number of executive positions in the airline and railway catering, retail and hospitality sectors.

François Cornelis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of bpost group: “bpost’s ambition is to continue to guarantee high-quality public services for Belgian citizens, and to prepare its long-term position as a key player in e-commerce logistics. I’m confident that Jean-Paul Van Avermaet will help us to achieve our company goals by sharing his experience, passion and commitment. Close collaboration between the management team and the Board of Directors, as well as constructive social dialogue, remain of utmost importance in this process.I am very happy to welcome  and to start this journey together. Once again, I want to thank Koen Van Gerven for the contributions he has made to the company over the last 13 years.”

Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, future CEO of bpost group commented: “bpost is a beautiful company with a solid foundation of which every employee can be proud. Now, in a digitising world, with many other societal challenges, we can only be successful by investing all our energy in future-proof customer services, engaged and empowered employees and healthy financial results. Therefore we will continue to transform the company by building further on a culture of innovation and agility to respond to future challenges. bpost group has an important societal role to fulfil and needs to be close to its stakeholders. I’m looking forward to joining the bpost family and to guiding this company together with the Board and the management team to a successful future.”

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