Hans Boon
Hans Boon Expert adviser, Consultant, Senior expert, Lead expert
Last update: 3 days ago
Hans Boon Expert adviser, Consultant, Senior expert, Lead expert
Last update: 3 days ago
Dutch, English, French, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Highest Degree:
32 years
Rural Development, Logistics, Micro-finance, Banking, Information & Communication Technology, Transport, Marketing
Hoogoorddreef 9, 1101BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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International and worldwide renowned expert with 28 years’ experience, Mr. Boon specialises in international postal reform and leading or participating in remittances and financial inclusion development programs with cross-cultural teams in 70+ countries.

His work with transformation programmes focus on digitalization of Postal operators and diversification strategies of Posts in the changing industry, especially in partnership building to expand with digital financial services. Hans Boon gained broad experience as a vice president of ING. Prior to that he held management positions in the Netherlands Postbank and Post Office. He was involved in pioneering one of the world’s first cases in postal (bank) reform and privatisation. Hans served 15 years on the UPU’s Postal Financial Services Commission where he led task forces. He also served on the UPU’s European Postal Financial Services Commission and was for two years vice chair of the Postal Operators’ Council of the Regional Commonwealth for Communications. He has extensive experience in working as an expert with international institutions and is currently consultant for the World Bank Group and IFAD. He previously provided consultancy services with IFC, CGAP, UNCDF, UPU, ADBI and the African Union Commission.

 His work on the ground spans the globe. He has been sought to advise governments and banks in many countries in transformation of the Post, (re-) structuring, development and expansion of the partnerships between the Post Office and the financial sector, followed up by launching new products and services. In Brazil, he led a team to assist the Brazilian government to design, set up and pilot implementation of the Banco Postal partnership between ECT Correios and the banking sector between 1998 and 2001. The work was widely recognised as a success in financial inclusion and postal or branchless banking. He served as 3 years as chief executive of Armenia’s national postal operator, where he managed within 18 months from 2006 to 2008 the turnaround of the then defunct postal entity into a viable operation and arranged the long-term continuation of a management partnership with the private sector. Recent successes include expansion of remittances via postal networks Benin, Ghana, Madagascar, Senegal and Uganda and modernization of the Kyrgyz Pochtasi.

 He also advised the United States Postal Service of Inspector General on strategies to start delivery of financial services at post offices and about models and practices to build partnerships with the private sector to improve economic and financial performance. He prepared bids, undertook due diligence, valuation or transaction advisory for corporate restructuring and finance or (preparation of the) privatisation of postal operators. He designed regulatory frameworks and guidelines for central banks and postal regulators to enhance supervision, transparency and a fair, level playing field for the provision of financial services at post offices.