Board of Management

Responsible for setting and implementing our mission, vision and strategy

The Board of Management is responsible for the company’s objectives and strategy, the risk profile laid down in the strategy, the company’s financing, the corporate responsibility policy, external communication and for compliance with all relevant legislation. The Board of Management currently consists of two members.

Herna Verhagen

Chief Executive Officer

Herna Verhagen (CEO)

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 (Postcon, Nexive and Spring) and ICT.

Other positions

Ms Verhagen is a member of the supervisory board of Rexel S.A and Idorsia Ltd. 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.

Jan Bos

Chief Financial Officer

Jan Bos (CFO)

J.P.P. (Jan) Bos (1965, Dutch) was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Management of PostNL N.V. effective 31 May 2011.


Jan Bos joined the Mail division of one of PostNL’s predecessors in 1993, as controller of its International business unit. He later became director Finance & Control of the Mail division.


Mr Bos is responsible for legal, procurement & services, investor relations & treasury, tax and finance.

Other positions

Mr Bos is a member of the supervisory authority of the University Medical Centre Groningen.

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