Kurt Pierloot steps down as head of mail and retail at bpost

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Kurt Pierloot has announced he will step down as head of mail and retail at bpost after 15 years at the company, with current CFO Henri de Romrée taking up the role.

Pierloot has had a successful career at bpost – among other things, he was the architect of Georoute and as such optimized the mail rounds. He was also in charge of parcels activities in Belgium and e-commerce logistics services worldwide.

Commenting on his resignation, Pierloot said, “Over the past years, together with many great colleagues, I have been able to work on a new and different bpost. It is my conviction that the company operates under a strong management team with a compelling strategy. As far as I’m concerned, I feel that, after 15 years, the time has come to do something else. I look back with the utmost satisfaction and pride on the work I have accomplished with my colleagues and the trust that was given to me on the management committee.”

Koen Van Gerven, CEO, commented, “We will obviously miss Kurt. He has helped in making bpost ready to face new challenges and to continue to grow in a sustainable way. I would like to explicitly thank Kurt for his realizations and wish him every success in his future endeavors.”

De Romrée will take up Pierloot’s duties. He has been closely connected with bpost for more than 10 years, first as strategic consultant at McKinsey&Company, where he contributed to bpost’s transformation, and in January 2018 he became bpost’s chief financial officer and member of the executive committee.

De Romrée said, “After years of working closely with Kurt, I’m well aware of the importance of this role. I’m very much looking forward to learning to know people in the field and conceive and deliver our future plans together. I take full ownership and will honor the commitments and priorities that were set over past months with social partners.

CFO responsibilities will be taken over ad interim by Baudouin de Hepcée, bpost’s corporate finance director.

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