“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.
In the event of a discrepancy between the English and the Dutch versions of this press release, the Dutch version will prevail.
PostNL processes 8.7 billion addressed postal items (including 106 million parcels) each year and delivers to addresses in the Benelux, Germany, the UK and Italy. PostNL’s main business is mail, parcels and e-commerce. The company also provides services in the area of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. PostNL employs some 65,500 people. In 2011 the company generated a turnover of nearly 4.3 billion euros.