At year-end 2021, the Board of Management consisted of two members: the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Herna Verhagen and the chief financial officer (CFO) Pim Berendsen. A full description of the company’s corporate governance structure is published in the 'Corporate Governance' chapter.
Herna Verhagen became chief executive officer on 24 April 2012. She was appointed member of the Board of Management per 31 May 2011, reappointed per 14 April 2015 for a period of four years and reappointed per 16 April 2019 for another four years. She started working for one of the legal predecessors of PostNL in 1991 as sales manager. Subsequent roles included marketing & sales director, coordinating managing director Mail NL in the Mail division and managing director Group HR of TNT.
Herna Verhagen is responsible for Mail in the Netherlands, Parcels and Logistic solutions, CBS, Growth and Customer Excellence. Furthermore, her portfolio includes corporate strategy, public affairs, communication, corporate responsibility, human resources, IT and internal audit. She is a member of the Supervisory Board of ING and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam concert hall), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW).
Herna Verhagen holds one position as referred to in article 2:132a of the Dutch Civil Code. This article is described as "number of supervisory positions" in Appendix 'Glossary and definitions'.
Pim Berendsen was appointed chief financial officer and member of the Board of Management per 18 April 2018 for a period of four years. Pim Berendsen joined PostNL and its legal predecessors in 2000 and held various positions, including financial director and managing director Data and Document Management Unit, financial director Euromail and manager strategy and M&A of Cendris. Between 2013 and 2015 he was director corporate development of Van Gansewinkel Group, returning to PostNL in 2015 to become member of the Executive Committee, responsible for International, M&A and Growth. He started his career as international tax advisor at Arthur Andersen.
Pim Berendsen is responsible for finance, legal, procurement & services, investor relations, M&A, and tax. He is chairman of the board of advice of Endeit Investment Fund, chairman of the Johan Cruijff Foundation, member of the Supervisory Board of Majorel and non-executive member of the board of Whistl.
Pim Berendsen holds one position as referred to in article 2:132a of the Dutch Civil Code. This article is described as "number of supervisory positions" in Appendix 'Glossary and definitions'.