“Such a decision doesn’t get made overnight. The cooperation with the Supervisory Board has been very cumbersome of late, amongst others in relation to differences in opinion about how to serve best the various stakeholders’ interests. Under these circumstances, giving the challenges the company faces, I cannot and will not work. I am leaving without any compensation as I consider principles to be of paramount importance” says Harry Koorstra.
Piet Klaver, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: “We regret Harry’s departure. During more than twenty years Harry has made a significant contribution in often very challenging circumstances.”
The Supervisory Board intends to appoint Herna Verhagen, member of the Board of Management and responsible for Parcels and International, as the new CEO of PostNL. Herna has almost twenty years’ experience within PostNL. She has held a variety of positions with a focus on customers and employees such as Commercial Director and Group Director HR. “We are convinced that Herna is the right successor looking at the challenges PostNL currently faces,” says Piet Klaver.
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PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.