bpost appoints new Chief Financial Officer


bpost announced that Leen Geirnaerdt will join bpost’s management committee as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on May 20, 2019. She will take the place of Henri de Romrée, who was appointed head of the Mail & Retail business unit in January 2019.

Leen Geirnaerdt has more than 20 years’ experience in business. She began her career at PwC and then moved to the Solvus Research Group, a listed company in Belgium, where she worked as a corporate controller.

After the acquisition of Solvus Research Group by the Dutch listed company USG People, Leen held the position of manager of the Belgian Shared Services Center, before assuming the role of group CFO in the Netherlands in 2010. When the company was acquired by the Japanese group Recruit, she was appointed CFO of Recruit Global Staffing in 2016.

Leen Geirnaerdt is also a member of the board of directors of the real estate company Wereldhave NV and the industrial group CFE NV. 

bpost CEO, Koen Van Gerven, said: “USG People is notably a company which on a permanent basis needed to adapt to a changing world in recent years. Local roots, digitisation and globalisation were important aspects there. I welcome her to our company and look forward to a successful partnership.”

He continued: “I would also like to thank Baudouin de Hepcée. He has done an essential job as interim CFO over the past few months. Baudouin has done his job in an outstanding and professional manner and he will now return to his role as Corporate Finance Director.”

Leen Geirnaerdt added: “bpost is a company that is going through a period of change and is growing internationally. I look forward to getting started on this exciting challenge and making a difference, together with the whole team, in the further development of bpost.”

Source: bpost