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.

Bernard Bot (1966, Dutch)
Chief Financial Officer

Appointment to Executive Board in 2011
Term of office 2011 - 2015

Mr Bot has been a member of the Executive Board and Chief Financial Officer of TNT Express since 2 March 2011*. Prior to that, he was acting CFO of TNT N.V., from August 2010 until its demerger in 2011.
* From 24 September 2012 to 1 June 2013, he acted as interim CEO.

Before joining TNT N.V. in 2005, he was employed at McKinsey & Company for 13 years, where he was a partner serving clients in the post, logistics and transportation sectors. At TNT N.V., he was appointed Group Director Business Control directly reporting to the CFO. His responsibilities included internal control, mergers and acquisitions and business control. Mr Bot is a member of the supervisory board of Avio-Diepen B.V.