|Adviser to CVC since 2015. Mr Thijs is the former CEO of bpost, a position he held since 2002. After a successful turnaround, Mr Thijs led the IPO of bpost in June 2013. Prior to joining bpost, he held general management and CEO-functions in FMCG-companies such as Vander Elst, Master Foods, Jacobs-Suchard-Côte D'or, Ter Beke and Interbrew (now AB Inbev). He is a member of the board of Delhaize Group and USG People and Chairman of the board of Betafence, Spadel and Recticel. He is also an advisor of Lazard Frères. Mr Thijs holds a degree in Commercial Engineering.