Bpost group appoints new executives

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Bpost has appointed Ross Hurwitz as the new chief legal officer. Hurwitz is currently executive vice president, general counsel, and head of human resources for Radial, managing all legal, compliance, risk management and governance matters at Radial and leading the human resources function at Radial.

In addition, he counsels the executive team on Radial’s go-to-market strategy, oversees Radial’s intellectual property portfolio, and advises on commercial transactions with Radial’s clients. Previously, Hurwitz was an associate at the law firm Dechert LLP and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Hurwitz holds a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BS degree in accounting and finance from Lehigh University.

Bpost subsidiary company Radial US will be led with immediate effect by Laura Ritchey, current COO and now reporting to the Group CEO, and Gary Crowe, CFO. Ilias Simpson, who heads bpost group’s parcels and logistics activities in North America, will leave bpost group on December 31, 2021. Simpson, will stay until the end of the year at Radial to organize the hand-over and the end-of-year peak with Ritchey and Crowe. Simpson was senior vice president of fulfillment services for Radial until December 2020 before moving to the North American activities in 2020. He was also member of the bpost group executive committee and CEO of Radial, a US subsidiary of bpost group.

Dirk Tirez, CEO of bpost group said, “As we evolve more and move toward an international group, one needs to recognize that bpost group operates different business lines each at different stages with differentiated leadership needs (transform, scale, build). Therefore, we are designing an organization that follows this strategy which also happens in a context of succession planning at group executive committee level. The function of group legal, compliance and company secretary will be taken over by Ross Hurwitz. Ross has deep legal experience, great business maturity and has been closely involved in Group-wide legal discussions in the last years. I would also like to thank Ilias for his management of North American activities of bpost group. We wish him every success in his future endeavors.”

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