Amsterdam, 25 June 2020. With effect from 25 June James Rietkerk has stepped down as GLS Chief Executive Officer of the GLS Group. James Rietkerk has served as GLS Chief Executive Officer since June 2018, prior to that he was GLS Group Chief Financial Officer since April 2001.
Keith Williams, Chair, Royal Mail plc, said: “James has made a significant contribution to Royal Mail over his 19 years with us. He has been instrumental in growing and building GLS into the business that it is today. He leaves GLS in excellent shape having delivered record results in 2019/20 and a strong start to 2020/21. On behalf of the Board, I would like to extend my thanks to James and wish him well in the future.”
James Rietkerk, GLS CEO, commented: “It has been a privilege to have been part of the team that has built GLS over the past 19 years. The business is well positioned to meet the challenges that the future holds and I look forward to seeing it continue its development.”