Chief Executive Officer
H.W.P.M.A. (Herna) Verhagen (1966, Dutch) became Chief Executive Officer on 24 April 2012. Prior to this, she had served as member of the Board of Management of PostNL N.V. since 31 May 2011.
Herna Verhagen joined one of the legal predecessors of PostNL in 1991 as a sales manager. Following roles as included Marketing & Sales director, coordinating managing director Mail NL in the Mail divisionand managing director Group HR of TNT.
Herna's portfolio includes corporate strategy, public affairs, communications, corporate responsibility, human resources and internal audit. She is responsible for Mail in the Netherlands, Parcels, International (Spring) and ICT.
Ms Verhagen is a member of the supervisory board of Rexel S.A. She is a member of the executive committee and general board of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) as well as member of the supervisory board of the Concertgebouw.
Chief Financial Officer
P. (Pim) Berendsen (1973, Dutch) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Management of PostNL N.V. effective 18 April 2018.
CareerPim Berendsen joined PostNL and its legal predecessors in 2000 to hold various positions, including financial director and successively managing director Data and Document Management unit, financial director Euromail, manager strategy and M&A Cendris. Between 2013 and 2015 he was director corporate development Van Gansewinkel Group to return to PostNL in 2015 to become member of the Executive Committee, responsible for International, M&A and growth. He started his career as international tax advisor at Arthur Andersen.
PortfolioMr Berendsen is responsible for Nexive and Postcon, legal, procurement & services, investor relations & treasury, tax and finance.
Other positionsMr Berendsen is a member of the board of advice Endeit Investment Fund and chair of the Johan Cruijff Foundation.
Support of the Board of Management
In addition to the Executive Committee, the Board of Management incorporated the following bodies to ensure compliance with applicable corporate governance requirements: the Disclosure Committee, the Integrity Committee and the Corporate Responsibility Council (CR Council). Specific staff departments – including internal audit, legal, tax, procurement & services, human resources, investor relations & treasury, public affairs, communication and finance – support the Board of Management and the segments in the performance of their duties and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
The Disclosure Committee advises and assists the Board of Management in ensuring compliance with regulations regarding the publication of price-sensitive information. The Disclosure Committee comprises the CFO, legal director, investor relations & treasury director, communications director and the corporate secretary, and reports directly to the Board of Management.
The Integrity Committee advises and assists the Board of Management in developing, implementing and monitoring Group policies aimed at enhancing integrity and ethical behaviour and at preventing fraud. The Committee oversees investigations based on reports of possible breaches under our Business Principles and related policies. The Integrity Committee reports directly to the Board of Management. Read more about integrity.
The CR Council advises and assists the Board of Management in developing and deploying the PostNL CR strategy and targets and integrating these into our daily operations. The CR Council meets regularly and reports directly to the Board of Management and the Executive Committee. Both business and staff are represented in the CR Council, which is chaired by an Executive Committee member. Read more about our CR policy.