New bpost CEO announced
Jean-Paul Van Avermaet has been nominated by bpost Board of Directors as the new CEO of bpost group, succeeding Koen Van Gerven whose term ends on 26 February, 2020.
Jean-Paul Van Avermaet is currently Managing Director of G4S, a listed international company and world leader in security solutions.
Jean-Paul Van Avermaet 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. Jean-Paul Van Avermaet also plays an active role in various social and cultural organisations.
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.”