Bpost announces Jean-Paul Van Avermaet as new CEO

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The Bpost board of directors has announced that Jean-Paul Van Avermaet will become the new CEO of Bpost group, succeeding Koen Van Gerven whose mandate ends on February 26, 2020.

Avermaet is currently managing director of G4S, a listed international company and world leader in security solutions. He holds a masters in commercial engineering from KU Leuven and an MBA from Vlerick Business School. Before joining G4S in 2010 he held several executive positions in the airline and railway catering, retail and hospitality sectors.

François Cornelis, chairman of the board of directors of Bpost group, said, “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.”

Avermaet added, “Bpost is a beautiful company with a solid foundation of which every employee can be proud. Now, in a digitizing world, with many other societal challenges, we can only be successful by investing all our energy in future-proofing 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.”

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