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Bert Pijls

Calvin Capital Ltd

Manchester, UK

Chief Executive Officer

Calvin Capital Ltd

Bert Pijls

Biography

Bert assumed the CEO position at Calvin Capital in 2017.

Prior to joining Calvin he was CEO of Hellenic Bank Plc, one of the systemic banks in Cyprus, and before that he spent most of his work life in Financial Services, mainly at Citibank where his roles included Country Manager for the Czech Republic and CEO of Egg Banking Plc. In addition to his Financial Services experience, Bert spent some time in Energy where he successfully brought change into the sector in his role as MD Customer Service and Commercial for British Gas/Centrica.

Bert holds a B.B.A. from Nijenrode University in the Netherlands as well as a Masters in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, USA.

Bert Pijls’ Newsfeed

Calvin and Lowri Beck to manage Tonik's end-to-end smart metering rollout

Calvin Capital is excited to have the opportunity to support Tonik Energy, an innovative, award-winning and fast-growing independent energy supplier with their smart metering programme. Working with Tonik Energy has been a very enjoyable experience and we look forward to continuing to build on our already strong relationship.” Bert Pijls, Calvin Capital’s Chief Executive officer.

Calvin Capital acquisition of Lowri Beck prepares business for growth in EV charging demand

Bert Pijls, Calvin’s chief executive officer, said: “Bringing together Calvin with Lowri Beck will enable us to create an offering that will be available to all energy suppliers and new market entrants through a broader array of services, ranging from full Metering-as-a-Service to bespoke installation, servicing or funding solutions. “In addition, Lowri Beck’s expertise will help Calvin to accelerate the development of a sustainable digital energy infrastructure beyond smart meters.”

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Bert Pijls’ Background

Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2017 - Present
Manchester, UK
Calvin Capital is a leading funder of digital assets is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & has a mission to accelerate the development of a more efficient & sustainable energy market.
Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Nicosia, CY
Founded in 1976, Hellenic Bank is one of the largest banking & financial institutions in Cyprus. During his tenure, Bert was also Chairman Hellenic Alico Life Insurance and Chairman of Pancyprian Insurance.
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Previous Non-Executive Positions

Chairman
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Nicosia, CY
Hellenic Alico is the Life Insurance company of Hellenic Group, which was created through the strategic partnership of MetLife Alico and Hellenic Bank in 2000.
Chairman
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Nicosia, CY
Pancyprian Insurance Company Ltd is the General Insurance company of Hellenic Group. Established in 1963 it joined the Group in 1999.

Bert Pijls’ Education

MIM, International Management
1989 - 1990
BBA, Business Management
1984 - 1987