The bpost group Board of Directors appoints Simpson as Director Parcels & Logistics North America and member of the bpost group Executive Committee
Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced the appointment of Ilias Simpson as Chief Executive Officer of Radial and Parcels & Logistics North America. In his new role, Simpson will draw on his many years of industry experience, and most recently his tenure as Senior Vice President of Fulfillment Services and member of the executive leadership team to lead the company toward continued success and growth.
Simpson comes to the role with expertise in business development, lean implementation, and growth strategies. Since 2017, he led Radial’s nationwide operations for fulfillment centers, network optimization, engineering, continuous improvement, and project management efforts. His passion for the company, its employees, and clients are embodied in his leadership approach and understanding of how to further Radial’s position as a leader in omnichannel commerce.
“bpost group is transforming successfully into an omni-commerce company following its acquisition of Radial in the U.S., which has achieved a key milestone of profitable growth this year,” said Jean-Paul Van Avermaet, CEO bpost group. “Following our internal succession planning and recommendations by the Remuneration Committee, it’s my pleasure to welcome Ilias as the newest member of the bpost Group Executive Committee in charge of North American activities.”
The decision by bpost group speaks to the company’s confidence and continued investment in Radial North America and is an important step in bpost group realizing its goal of becoming a leading global omnichannel provider. He will be the first American on the Group Executive Committee of bpost group, bringing his perspective and deep understanding of the company and its North American clients to the international group.
“It’s with great pride that I take on the role of CEO, Radial and Parcels & Logistics North America. Radial’s employees and clients are the heart of our business, and I feel strongly about continuing to live by our corporate values and deliver a client-centric approach that builds long-term, strategic relationships with our clients and partners,” said Ilias Simpson, CEO Radial. “The retail industry has been impacted like never before with changing consumer behavior and unprecedented e-commerce growth. Many brands are realizing just how important omnichannel solutions are as they quickly adjust to the growing demand and increased need for channels like BOPIS and curbside pickup. With our years of experience, Radial has helped clients quickly adapt and scale to surging e-commerce demand during the early months of Covid, and are partnering with the world’s leading retail brands to ensure they are implementing robust omnichannel, fulfillment, customer care, and fraud solutions to deliver seamless customer experiences during peak season and beyond.”
Before joining Radial, Simpson held leadership positions at Ryder, Pentair, Halliburton and Cintas. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Dayton and a BA degree in Sociology from the University of North Texas. He is a member of the National Black MBA Association and is a decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force.