Our Speakers

Don’t miss this year’s speakers featuring a well-known economist and author, and some of the top industry experts on social transformation.

The 2022 Business Forum will give the participants the opportunity to follow the most recent Economic and postal trends and deep dive into how posts can achieve a sustainable social and competitive transformation in challenging times.

Speakers

  • David McWilliams

    David McWilliams, Economist-Author-Broadcaster

    David McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business Trinity College Dublin. David is ranked 10th most influential economist in the world.

    He has devoted his entire professional life to the objective of making economics as widely available and easily understandable on as many platforms and to as many people as possible –and is having a laugh doing it.

    As a result, he co-founded the world’s only economics and stand-up comedy festival Kilkenomics – described by the FT as “simply, the best economics conference in the world”. He also founded Ireland’s leading literary and ideas shindig, the Dalkey Book Festival. The WEF at Davos debased their currency profoundly by making him a Young Global Leader a few years back.

    As well as writing a weekly economics column in the Irish Times, he is active on social media and was named Ireland’s “most influential Twitter user” in 2016…. More

  • David McRedmond

    Chief Executive Officer of An Post

    David McRedmond was appointed Chief Executive Officer of An Post in October, 2016. He was previously CEO of TV3 where he transformed the company into a major Irish broadcaster, concluding with its sale to Liberty Global in December 2015. Prior to TV3, David was the Commercial Director of Eircom and the Managing Director of Eircom Enterprises. His early career was as a retail industry executive in the UK and USA where he held senior roles such as Operations Director of Waterstones, Managing Director of WH Smith Travel Retail and CEO of WH Smith Inc.

    A native of Dublin, David holds a Masters degree in Modern Irish History from UCD. He completed the Top Management Programme at the Cabinet Office, UK and the Advanced Management Programme at INSEAD. He is the non-executive Chairman of Eir, Ireland’s leading telecoms company, a director of Premier Lotteries Ireland and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Mart Mägi

    Chairman of the Board of Omniva

    Mart Mägi has had long-term and diverse management experience from both the private and public sectors. He works currently as CEO of Estonian Post, the largest Postal and Logistics Company in the Baltics. Mart is former Director-General of Statistics Estonia. He has worked as CEO in several retail companies, CEO of PwC Advisory and a member of the management at Swedbank Estonia. Mägi has been a member of the supervisory board of several enterprises, including state-owned enterprises, and has advised various strategic management companies.

  • Anisa Kaltanji

    CEO of Posta Shqiptare

    Anisa Kaltanji joined Albanian Post team in October 2020 as Director of the Administration Department. She became CEO in April 2022 and is the third female leader in the 110 years history of Albanian Post. She is a result-driven and globally-minded manager with more than 15 years on postal operations and expertise, international affairs and strategic projects in various companies, corporate social responsibility, marketing and stakeholders relations, e-commerce and business media consultancy, national consultancy on various international organisations, membership in NGO’s boards and CSR networks.

  • Martin Ľupták

    Chairman of the Board of Slovenská pošta, a.s., Slovakia

    Martin Ľupták is CEO of Slovenská pošta, a.s., the designated postal provider in Slovakia, and was appointed in June 2020 with the vision to transform the company into a modern and efficient European postal operator. One of his declared goals is to motivate the postal staff to become successful and productive, to make the work in the branches easier for its employees through automation as well as process modernisation, to improving, providing modern services for its customers, and support operating effectively in highly challenged and competitive environments.

    He has worked in various fields in Slovakia and abroad. He possesses more than 20 years of experience resulting from executive positions in managing several private companies, he was senior vice president of the Slovak Society for Quality. He was also the vice-president and executive member of the European Organization for Quality and also worked in the Association of Road Carriers of the Slovak Republic. Since 2006, he was Vice President of the Board of Directors and General Manager for Logistics, Transport and the Automotive Industry at BringTrucking, a. s., a subsidiary of Norway Post, where he was responsible for corporate growth, business strategy, procurement, audits, sales, as well as development, quality and innovation.

  • Elena Fernández Rodríguez

    Director of International Affairs and Sustainability, Correos y Telégrafos S.A.  Chair of the European Union Affairs Committee (EAC)

    Mother of 5 children, she has a Law Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Foreign Trade. Elena has taken several courses at the London School of Economics, IESE, IE and ESADE, in addition to the PROMOCIONA training program: Executive Program for Women in Senior Management.

    She has chaired, among others, the Strategy Committee and the Development Cooperation Committee at the Universal Postal Union (United Nations’ Agency for the Postal Sector) and at the European level, she is Chair of the European Affairs Committee at PostEurop since 2015.

    At Correos, she holds the position of Director of International Relations and Sustainability since 2016, being responsible for the design of the international regulatory strategy, the Studies Service and the definition of the company’s Sustainability Plan. Previously, she was Head of International Relations and Regulation from 2004 to 2015.

  • Margaux Meidinger

    Head of European CSR, Le Groupe La Poste.  Chair of the CSR Activities Circle

    Margaux Meidinger holds a Masters’ degree from the College of Europe in Bruges and from the Institute of Political Sciences of Strasbourg.

    Margaux has been the Chairwoman of PostEurop CSR activities Circle since 2018. She also chairs the Social Affairs Committee which represent the postal companies in the European Social Dialogue Committee for the postal sector, a joint body of employers and trade unions. In that framework she has acquired a solid knowledge on Sustainability issues in the European postal sector. As a French-Greek with international experience, she is particularly open to new cultures and diversity issues.

    In La Poste Groupe, where she has been working from more than 13 years, she is Head of European CSR affairs after having held different positions related to Human Resources, European affairs and Sustainability. She is following EU regulation related to the Green deal and social issues and is part of the Group internal Sustainability Committee.

  • Muriel Barnéoud

    Societal Engagement Director, Le Groupe La Poste

    Muriel Barnéoud is the Director of Social Engagement at Le Groupe La Poste. Between 2010 and 2017, she was CEO of Docaposte, a subsidiary of Le Groupe La Poste specialised in the digital and mobile transition of companies and institutions.

    Muriel Barnéoud previously held the position of Deputy Managing Director of the Mail Business Unit. She led the modernisation of the industrial mail processing system, a program with a strong IT and digital component, the launch of the French purchasing group for electric cars in 2011 and of the reversed logistics activity developed within the Group (Recygo).

    Being very involved in the field of digital and of the transformation of organisations, she sits as an independent director within Akka Technologies (chairwoman of the remuneration committee), Lacroix technologies and Easyvista. She also sat on the board of Verimatrix for 6 years as president of the compensation committee and lead director.

    She is an elected member of the CCIR Ile de France, VP in charge of the Education division, and sits on the boards of ESCP, HEC, ESSEC and ESIEE Paris (president of the Board for 6 years). Muriel is also VP of Acsel and Cap Digital.

    Muriel Barnéoud is a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies and ENSPTT and holds a master’s degree in financial management and taxation. She joined Le Groupe La Poste in 1994, after a first professional experience within the Arthur Andersen organisation. She is a knight of the Legion of Honour in France.

  • Francesco Barbaro Costa

    Poste Italiane

    After 8 years in the pharmaceutical industries Cynamid Lederle and Bristol Myers Squibb with responsibilities for non-European countries market access and relations with national authorities, he began his career in Poste Italiane (international relations office, Human Resources, Industrial Relations Dept, Finance Dept, Corporate Affairs Dept) dealing with International Cooperation, WTO-UPU relations, EU Affairs and regulation, EU project management and European Social Dialogue.

    He is currently, a representative of Poste Italiane in the European Social Dialogue Committee (SDC), Chair of the Training, Health and Safety working group of the SDC, a member of the PostEurop’ Social Affairs Committee and Training working group.

  • Luca Marcolin

    Manager at Ernst and Young

    Luca is a Manager at EY, with over 9 years of experience in the design, evaluation and monitoring of public policies at the national and international level. He is experienced in the field of labour market analyses, including skills policy, evaluation and foresights, as well as professional and business innovation training and capacity-building, primarily for public sector clients of the European Union.

  • Jacopo Guzzon

    Consultant at Ernst and Young

    Consultant at EY for the last year, based in Milan, with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Milan and Master’s degree in Logic from the Institute for Language, Logic and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.

  • Jana Koch

    Managing Director, Partner DPDHL Consulting

    Jana is Managing Director and Partner at DHL Consulting, leading the HR Practice Group and Future of Work Focus Topic. Jana was involved in many projects defining new work, ranging from e.g. how digitalization is impacting the workforce across all levels to how the “new normal” post Covid will look like. She is regularly invited as speaker to various events and formats and also played an integral part in defining new work concepts for DHL Consulting itself, including an award-winning redesign of the physical office. Prior to her current role, Jana was Senior Vice President in one of DPDHL’s business units and hence combines future looking HR thought leadership with real hands-on experience as a business owner.

  • Eleanor Nash

    An Post Chief People Office

    Eleanor Nash is An Post’s Chief People Officer and joined the company in 2019 from Eason Limited where she was Group Head of HR. She previously held HR roles in Sodexo and Statoil.

    She holds a Masters in HR Management from UCD Smurfit Business School, is a graduate of TCD and has deep IR experience and a strong track record in driving organisational change. She also has a Diploma in Executive & Leadership Coaching.

  • Pleun van der Kooij

    Project Manager Sustainable Logistics at PostNL

    Pleun started his career about 10 years ago at PostNL at the customer service department. From 2015 – 2017 he has worked on several projects in the sustainable delivery model, a transition in the way PostNL is working with subcontractors in parcel delivery whereby self-employed drivers took on a job at PostNL or got an employment contract with bigger transport companies working for PostNL.

    In 2017 Pleun switched to the green aspect of sustainability, testing and later implementing working with electric cargo bikes to make part of the cars redundant. Nowadays PostNL uses over 300 e-cargo bikes in more than 20 cities, reducing CO2-emisions significantly.

    The last couple of years the transition from diesel driven cars to electric ones is Pleun’s main focus. Realising charging infrastructure and the development of useful EV delivery vans – especially for demanding postal transport – has his attention. As a further development of working with e-cargo bikes, Pleun is involved in the development of tailor made cargo bikes for wheelchair users.

  • Albe Pereira

    Senior Partner Lead at what3words

    Albe works alongside some of the world’s biggest brands and postal authorities that are keen to serve their customers by offering precise delivery location details and minimising the risk of lost goods.

  • Jamie Brown

    Chief Language Services Officer at what3words.

    Since joining the company in 2014 he and his team have built over 50 language versions of the product, working with more than 2,500 consultants worldwide. They also manage all the localisation needs of the company, and work on optimising multilingual in-app features such as speech recognition.