Leadership announcements bpost groupThursday 23 September 2021
- Ross Hurwitz appointed as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
- Ilias Simpson, who heads bpost group's Parcels & Logistics activities in North America, will leave bpost group on December 31st 2021. Radial US to be led with immediate effect by Laura Ritchey (Radial US COO) and Gary Crowe (Radial US CFO)
Dirk Tirez, CEO bpost group: “bpost group is taking the next steps in transforming into a future-proof full-fledged e-commerce logistics partner for customers, citizens and employees. As we evolve more and move towards an international group, one needs to recognize that bpost group operates different business lines each at different stages with differentiated leadership needs (transform, scale, build). Therefore, we are designing an organization that follows this strategy which also happens in a context of succession planning at Group Executive Committee level.”
Ross Hurwitz appointed as Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
“The function of Group Legal, Compliance & Company Secretary will be taken over by Ross Hurwitz,” says Dirk Tirez. “Ross has deep legal experience, great business maturity and has been closely involved in Group-wide Legal discussions in the last years. I wish him all the best with his new role”.
Ross Hurwitz is currently Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Head of Human Resources for Radial, managing all legal, compliance, risk management and governance matters at Radial and leading the Human Resources function at Radial. In addition, he counsels the executive team on Radial’s go-to-market strategy and advises on complex commercial transactions with Radial’s clients. Ross also oversees Radial’s intellectual property portfolio. Previously, Ross was an associate at the law firm Dechert LLP and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ross holds a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a BS degree in accounting and finance from Lehigh University.
Ilias Simpson, who heads bpost group's Parcels & Logistics activities in North America, will leave bpost group on December 31st 2021. Radial US to be led by Laura Ritchey (Radial US COO) and Gary Crowe (Radial US CFO)
Dirk Tirez, CEO bpost group: “Radial US is on its way to meet the expectations set at the time of the acquisition and remains a core focus for bpost group. We have strong growth ambitions and will scale Radial US both in size and in profit to maintain a leadership position in e-commerce logistics in the US. I would like to thank Ilias for his management of North-American activities of bpost group. We wish him every success in his future endeavours."
Ilias Simpson was senior vice president of Fulfilment Services for Radial until December 2020 before moving to the North-American activities in 2020. He was also member of the bpost Group Executive Committee and CEO of Radial, a US subsidiary of bpost group.
Radial US will be led with immediate effect by Laura Ritchey, current COO and now reporting to the Group CEO, and Gary Crowe, CFO. Ilias Simpson, will stay until the end of the year at Radial to organize the hand-over and the end-of-year peak with Laura Ritchey and Gary Crowe.
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