Postal Operations Council
The Postal Operations Council (POC) is the technical and operational mind of the UPU and consists of 48 member countries, elected during Congress. The body elects its own chair and meets annually at the UPU’s headquarters in Berne.
The POC’s work programme is geared towards helping Posts modernize and upgrade their postal products and services. It deals with the operational, economic and commercial aspects of the postal business. The body also makes recommendations to member countries on standards for technological, operational or other processes within its competence where uniform practices are necessary.
The Postal Operations Council Chair for the current work cycle is France, represented by Jean-Paul Forceville, Director of European and International Relations, La Poste France.
Director of European and International Relations, La Poste Group (France)
Jean Paul Forceville joined Le Groupe La Poste in 1979. Since then, he has enjoyed a progressive career with various appointments within the Group, including Director of Cabinet of the President and General Manager, Director of External Relations, Director of European and
International Affairs, as well as Director of Regulation, Institutional and European Affairs.
Since January 2011, Mr. Forceville has been chairing the Board of Directors of PostEurop. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of PUMed. Within the UPU, Mr. Forceville chaired a Congress Commission in Doha (2012) and Istanbul (2016), among other engagements. In August 2021, he was elected Chair of the Postal Operations Council. Mr. Forceville is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (1979) and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Postes et Télécommunications (1986).
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