Our Speakers

This years speakers feature some of the top industry experts.

The 2021 Business Forum will give the participants the opportunity to follow the most recent postal trends and discussions on COVID19 and Sustainability.


  • Elena Fernández Rodríguez

    Director of International Affairs and Sustainability, Correos y Telégrafos S.A.

    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

    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 employers 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.

    In Le Groupe La Poste, where she has been working from more than 12 years, she is Head of European CSR affairs after have held different positions related to Human Resources, European affairs and Sustainability.

  • Pablo Ciano

    EVP of Corporate Development for Deutsche Post DHL

    Pablo began his career at DPDHL Group as DHL Express’ Senior Director for Strategy and Business Implementation in 2005. From 2007 to 2012 he held several VP roles within the DHL Express US organization before he was promoted to the role of CIO DHL Express Americas in 2012 and became a member of the Express Americas Management Board. In 2014, Pablo took additional responsibilities as Head of Customer Service DHL Express Americas and was subsequently appointed Managing Director DHL Express Central South Americas in 2016. In his current role as EVP of Corporate Development, Pablo reports to Frank Appel, DPDHL Group CEO, and supports the Corporate Board and top management in shaping the strategic agenda of the group. Major achievements under his leadership are „Strategy 2025 – Delivering excellence in a digital world” and the Group’s sustainability roadmap launched in March 2021. Pablo is originally from Argentina, married with 4 children and holds an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School.

  • Arno van Bijnen

    Member of the Executive Committee, PostNL

    Arno van Bijnen leads the business units Customer Excellence and Cross Border Solutions, including PostNL International and Spring Global Delivery Systems. With a strong background in retail, Arno started at PostNL becoming responsible for the Retail division. In 2012 Arno took the helm of all commercial activities within the Mail division and joined the Executive Committee. This led to a single, cross company customer approach for which Arno became responsible in 2018. Arno possesses a large, active network of relations and is passionate about maximizing commercial activities and building successful management teams to drive innovation and market strategies.

  • Roman Knap

    CEO Česká pošta

    Roman Knap (1975). A native of Nové Město na Moravě grew up in Prague. He studied business economics at the Prague University of Economics and Business and worked for renowned companies Oracle and KPMG.

    Since 2008, he had worked at the Czech branch of the software company SAP, which he had led since 2014. In January 2018, he also became responsible for managing the Slovak branch of the company. Since June 2018, he has been the CEO of Czech Post. In his free time, he likes to paint and box.

  • Joseph Gafà

    CEO of MaltaPost p.l.c.

    Joseph Gafà is the CEO of MaltaPost p.l.c. since 2005. He began his career within the postal industry as Finance Executive in 1995, moving up to General Manager, Corporate Services in 2002.  Prior to that, Mr. Gafà began his professional career in 1991 as an Internal Auditor at the Malta Shipbuilding Company Limited. He subsequently moved to Kalaxlokk Company Limited (a Marine Construction company) as Financial Controller till 1995.

    Mr. Gafà has been involved in various commissions such as the Malta Constitution Employment Commission from 1991 to 1996 and Pastoral Council of the Malta Archidiocese from 1991 to 1995.  He was also a Board Director on two government entities.

    Since 1995 he has been active in various international postal meetings, including, Plenary Assemblies, EU Pre-accession Steering Committee meetings, PostEurop Electronic Information Forum, Quality of Service Project and Social Affairs Committee.

  • Olivier Boussard

    Resource Mobilization and Stakeholder Engagement. Universal Postal Union (UPU)

    Olivier leads the Stakeholder Engagement and Resource Mobilization Unit at the Universal Postal Union (UPU). He is engaging with postal sector partners at large to build synergies and concrete projects to support the role of the postal network in social and economic development. Olivier has been with the UPU for more than 15 years starting as Chef de Cabinet of the Director General from 2005 to 2013. His focus is on building dialogue and strategic partnerships with international organizations and private sector partners to channel resources and expertise towards shared and impactful development objectives.