TNT Express has appointed Maarten Jan de Vries as its new chief financial officer, replacing Bernard Bot later this year.

He will take up his new position on 1 July when Bot steps down after three years in the role.

New to the express delivery sector, he was formerly CEO at Philips television manufacturer and marketer TP Vision, as well as chief information officer, chief supply officer and divisional CFO at Royal Philips.

TNT Express CEO Tex Gunning said: “I am really happy that we are able to attract yet again such a high calibre executive for the TNT Express management team. Maarten has relevant functional and international experience and will be a great asset to TNT. His capabilities will be essential in the implementation of the Outlook strategy.”

Last month the operator revealed plans to sell its Dutch TNT Fashion Group business to a consortium formed by Belspeed and Netlog Group.