INTERNATIONAL: La Poste appoints Forceville to head its first PA division

PARIS: French post office La Poste has created a dedicated public

affairs department and promoted Jean-Paul Forceville to lead the


Forceville takes on the role of external relations manager for La Poste,

overseeing all communications surrounding public affairs and regulatory

policies affecting the French postal service.

The division will handle issues such as national and European

regulations, postal policies relating to the environment and sustainable

development, La Poste policy in relation to land development and La

Poste's relations with institutional partners.

Forceville will also retain his former responsibilities as chief of

staff for La Poste chairman Martin Vial.

The external relations division will run alongside the communications

department, run by director Patrick Widloecher, who is assisted by media

relations head Philippe Moucherat.

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