01-07-2022

Brussels, 01 July 2022 – The Board of International Post Corporation (IPC) has unanimously nominated Tone Wille, CEO of Posten Norge, as the new Chair of the IPC Board as of November 2022. She will replace Dag Mejdell, who has decided to retire after being Chairman of IPC Board for the past ten years.
Tone Wille said: “It is a great honour for me to have been nominated as Chair of the IPC Board, and I am looking forward to taking on the position. My key priorities will be to further enhance the leadership of posts in sustainability and e-commerce”. 

Tone Wille has been CEO of the Posten Norge Group since 2016. Prior to that, she has been executive vice president/CFO of Posten Norge since September 2012. She has also been a member of Posten Norge’s group management and Director of Finance and Corporate Governance in the Mail Division. Before coming to Posten Norge, she was investment director at Norfund and senior VP and CFO of GE Energy (Norway) AS and of Kværner Energy AS. She has a Master’s degree in economics and business administration.

Holger Winklbauer, CEO of IPC, said; “Many challenges await posts ahead with the accelerating climate change, global crisis but posts also have many opportunities thanks to the increase of e-commerce. I am confident that under the leadership of Tone Wille, IPC will be best placed to support posts through this journey.”

Dag Mejdell, IPC Chairman, concluded: “I congratulate Tone with her election. I am confident that she is the right person to chair the Board and steer IPC for the years to come. I will be delighted to share my experience and knowledge with her in view of the handover next November”. 

IPC is a cooperative company governed by a Board, composed of the chief executive officers from eleven IPC members plus IPC's president and chief executive. The Board meets at least twice a year and sets the corporation's strategic direction, approves the annual business plan and budget, appoints the CEO and provides guidance and support to IPC management in the implementation of the strategic business initiatives.

About International Post Corporation
International Post Corporation (IPC) is the leading service provider of the global postal industry that provides leadership by driving service quality, interoperability and business-critical intelligence to support posts in defending existing business and expanding into new growth areas. It is a cooperative association of 26 member postal operators in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. 
IPC’s solutions and services are used by over 190 posts worldwide. Since 1989 IPC has set standards for upgrading quality and service performance and developed technological solutions that help members enhance service for international letters, packets and parcels. IPC engages in industry research, creates business-critical intelligence, provides a range of platforms and programmes for member post CEOs and senior management to exchange best practices and discuss strategy. IPC also manages the system for incentive-based payments between postal operators. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, IPC has positioned itself as a crucial coordination platform between posts worldwide and put in place operational solutions to ensure the continuity of cross-border mail flows.

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Eva Wouters
Communications manager, PR and media relations
International Post Corporation
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