Announcement on the leadership of bpost group

Announcement on the leadership of bpost group

bpost group completes the composition of the Group Executive Committee. Philippe Dartienne has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Anette Böhm will hold the position of Group CHRO.

A strong management team has been put in place to bring about the transformation of bpost group.  

A CFO for bpost group  

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Philippe Dartienne will take on the role of bpost group’s new CFO on 1 June 2022. He will support the coming transformation of the group and help reduce costs to a level in line with the sector benchmarks. 

bpost’s new CFO has spent most of his career at various companies and partners of SUEZ. Philippe Dartienne’s previous positions include Chief Financial Officer of Water Technologies & Solutions (SUEZ, Paris). He has also held the post of Deputy Director Financial Control and Long-term Planning at GDF SUEZ, and CFO and Operational Manager at Suez Environment North America.  

Incoming Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for bpost group 

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Mark Michiels will remain in the position of CHRO until his retirement at the end of 2022. As from January 1, 2023, his function will be split into a CHRO Group and a CHRO Belgium.   

Anette Böhm is the incoming Chief Human Resources Officer Group. She will take up her post on 1 June 2022 and will sit on the Group Executive Committee together with Mark Michiels.   

Anette Böhm was Senior General Manager Group Human Resources at KBC Bank and Insurance since September 2013. Prior to that, she worked as Senior General Manager Group Human Resources at SDWorx, including in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.   

A Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) for bpost Belgium

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Dieter De Waegeneer will join bpost on 1 April 2022 to handle industrial relations and support the CHRO Group. He will be in charge of the HR strategy of bpost Belgium in the long term. This entity was created with a view to transforming bpost into a sustainable partner for e-commerce logistics in Belgium. Dieter will report to Jean Muls, CEO bpost Belgium.    

Dieter De Waegeneer is Executive Vice President Operations at Delhaize Belgium & Luxembourg until 28 February 2022. He started there in October 2007 and fulfilled several HR roles. In 2018, he joined the Executive Committee as Senior Vice President People, Organisation & Sustainability and as of November 2018 he oversees retail & supply chain as Executive Vice President Operations.  

Dirk Tirez, CEO of bpost group: “I am delighted: the new team will be complete within a few months. Together we will work to transform a postal operator into a full e-commerce logistics partner, build and strengthen the network in Europe and Asia, and drive significant growth in the United States. I am convinced that, with this team, we will be able to rise to the major challenges we face and achieve our growth ambitions.” 
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About bpost

About bpostgroup 

bpost is Belgium’s leading postal operator and a growing parcel & omni-commerce logistics partner in Europe, North-America and Asia. Our 36,000 employees in Belgium and across the globe connect consumers, businesses and government, by delivering mail and parcels to millions of doorsteps and providing e-commerce logistics services. As a people- and planet-friendly company we create long-term sustainable value for our customers and shareholders. In 2023 bpost generated a turnover of EUR 4,272.2 million.


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