Executive Board

Tex Gunning (1950, Dutch)
Chief Executive Officer

Appointment to Executive Board in 2013
Term of office 2013 - 2017

Mr Gunning started as CEO on 1 June 2013.

He was a Member of the Supervisory Board of TNT Express N.V. from 31 May 2011 until 25 February 2013, when his appointment as CEO was announced.

Before joining TNT Express, Mr Gunning was a member of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee of Akzo Nobel N.V.  Prior to Akzo, he was Chairman and CEO of Vedior N.V.   Mr Gunning’s career also includes more than 25 years with Unilever. He brings a wealth of international business experience in executive management positions. He has a strong track record in successfully turning around businesses and delivering results. In addition to his restructuring experience, he has managed to grow businesses successfully in many markets. Throughout, Mr Gunning has been a strong advocate of ringing together the interests of business, society and the environment.

Maarten de Vries (1962, Dutch)
Chief Financial Officer

Appointment to Executive Board in 2014
Term of office 2014 - 2018

Mr De Vries joined TNT Express as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Executive Board on 1 July 2014.

Mr De Vries has broad international business experience and a strong background in finance. He was previously CEO of TP Vision, a joint venture between TPV and Philips. Prior to this, he held various roles in Royal Philips at Group Management Committee level including, Chief Information Officer, Chief Supply Officer and divisional CFO.