With an effective and efficient management structure, there is a better distribution of responsibilities and a better connection to the challenges the business faces. The composition of the team is in line with our strategic objectives and our desired culture. The Works Councils have been asked for advice on the proposed decisions.
The proposed Board of Directors will consist of the CEO and the CFO. Gerard Aben will retire in the first quarter of 2013. His successor will not be a member of the Board of Management.
In light of the proposed top structure, Ger Jacobs and Pieter Kunz have decided, in consultation with the Board of Management, to continue their careers outside PostNL. The responsibilities of Ger Jacobs will be taken over by Arno van Bijnen (member of the management team of Mail Netherlands Commercial) for the time being. The proposed successor of Pieter Kunz is Albert Rodenboog.
Additionally, the Board of Management has appointed Marcel Krom as director International.
The new EC will consist of : Gerrit Mastenbroek (director Parcels), Albert Rodenboog (director Operations Mail Netherlands), Arno van Bijnen (acting director Commercial Mail Netherlands) and Marcel Krom (director International).
Herna Verhagen, CEO of PostNL states: "The new top structure and the proposed appointments are in line with the strategic objectives of PostNL and the challenges we face. Furthermore, these changes are a catalyst for the desired changes in culture. I regret the decision of Ger Jacobs and Pieter Kunz to leave PostNL and I will miss them as colleagues. A long and close collaboration comes to an end”.
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.