Organisational announcement

It was announced at the 94th Management Board meeting that Mr. Jan Smedts, Head of Economic Affairs at bpost (Belgium) will serve as a Member of the PostEurop Management Board succeeding Mr. Yves van Onsem also from bpost.

Jan began his career as a financial analyst in Brussels and continued his career as a Portfolio Manager in Paris. Afterwards he moved to London as Chief Operating Officer of Petercam Capital. In 2005 he joined Dexia and in 2006 he was appointed Director Financial Markets. Early 2010 he joined the New York Stock Exchange in Qatar where he was instrumental in the rollout of the Qatar Exchange Program. Jan joined bpost in 2012 where he holds the position of Head of Economic Affairs within the Legal and Regulatory Department.

Jan obtained a Master in Economics from the Catholic University Leuven, a Master of Science in International Banking, Finance and Economics from Liverpool Business School and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He has co-authored a number of academic articles and holds a teaching position at the Hogeschool Universiteit Brussel.

Let us congratulate Jan on his new role and wish him success for this term.

We would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Yves for his contribution to PostEurop over the years. Yves has been with the PostEurop Headquarters team for seven years
 and subsequently he served as a highly valued Board Member where he was instrumental in initiating the Security and Customs Transversal as well as the Intelligence Transversal. We wish him all the best in his future professional endeavours.

Botond Szebeny
Secretary General

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