PostNL announces its intention to reappoint Herna Verhagen as CEO
The Hague - The Supervisory Board of PostNL intends to reappoint Herna Verhagen for a four-year term as CEO and Chair of the Board of Management of PostNL during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in 2019.
Jan Nooitgedagt, Chair of the Supervisory Board of PostNL: “We are very pleased that Herna is again available as CEO of the company in this important phase. PostNL is implementing a strategic transformation to become the postal and e-commerce logistic solutions provider of choice in the Benelux. In addition, important steps have been taken to achieve consolidation in the Dutch postal market soon. Herna’s knowledge, experience and network are instrumental to lead these developments. The intended reappointment ensures continuity and supports the transition of PostNL in the next years.”
H.W.P.M.A. (Herna) Verhagen (1966, the Netherlands) 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 division and managing director Group HR of TNT.
Herna Verhagen 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. In April 2015 the Supervisory Board reappointed her for a second term of four years as member of the Board of Management. This appointment expires at the end of the following General Meeting of Shareholders in 2019.
We are PostNL, here for everyone, bringing it all together for 225 years. With an extensive network of nearly 5,800 PostNL points, 11,000 letterboxes, and over 900 automated, also open to various carriers, along with millions of users of the PostNL app, we're always close by. We aim to be everyone's favourite deliverer by making it as easy as possible to send and receive parcels and mail. With nearly 34,000 colleagues working with us, we are part of society. We offer a range of services, including mail and parcel delivery, logistic e-commerce solutions, and cross-border solutions. On an average weekday in the Benelux, we deliver 1.1 million parcels and 6.9 million letters. We are commitment to customer satisfaction, providing opportunities for our employees, and generating value for our stakeholders through growth, digitalisation, and sustainability.
We optimise and support our physical networks through the use of smart digital solutions and introduce new propositions that add value for our customers. And aim for sustainable employment relationships by being a good employer to all people working with and for us. We focus on sustainability, making many journeys on foot and by bicycle, increasingly using cleaner fuels and electric vehicles, and offering innovative city logistics. PostNL N.V. is a publicly traded company with a turnover of €3.2 billion in 2023, 62% of which e-commerce related.