TNT Express at night

TNT Express chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard has resigned, ahead of the parcel company’s acquisition by UPS.

Chief financial officer (CFO) Bernard Bot will take over her position as interim CEO at the end of September, when Lombard leaves the company to pursue another career.

“It is regrettable that Marie-Christine has decided to leave TNT Express now. We thank Marie-Christine for her contributions and wish her well for the future,” said Antony Burgmans, chairman of the supervisory board at TNT Express.

TNT Express has stated that Lombard’s departure will have no effect on its intended merger with UPS, which the company expects will be completed in early 2013.

Burgmans said: “We have complete confidence in Bernard’s ability to lead the business and to see through the merger with UPS.”

Bot has been CFO at TNT Express since August 2010 and has worked at the firm since 2005.