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Bert Pijls

Chair

Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited

Manchester, UK

Bert Pijls
Steve Pierson
Lovell Minnick Partners
James Pinto
MVC Capital Inc.

Bert Pijls’ Biography

Bert Pijls was appointed as Chair for Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited in July 2021. He joined Calisen in 2017 as Chief Executive Officer, with over 25 years of experience in financial services and utilities industry.

Prior to joining Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited, he worked in the financial services industry as CEO of Hellenic Bank, Managing Director at Citibank and CEO of Egg Banking. In addition to his experience in the financial services industry, Mr. Pijls worked in the energy sector as Managing Director for Customer Service and Commercial at British Gas/Centrica.

Mr. Pijls 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, United States.

Bert Pijls’ Background

Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited
Chair
Sep 2017 - Present
Manchester, UK
Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited is one of the UK’s leading Meter Asset Providers with a purpose to help develop a more sustainable, efficient and cleaner energy segment. Calisen Group (Holdings) Limited provides installed revenue-based meters and has two operating subsidiaries, Calvin Capital and Lowri Beck. Bert was appointed CEO in September 2017, before his appointment as Chair in July 2021.
Hellenic Bank
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 Board Positions

Hellenic Alico Life Insurance
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.
Pancyprian Insurance Company Ltd
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

Thunderbird School of Global Management
MIM, International Management
1989 - 1990
Nyenrode Business University
BBA, Business Management
1984 - 1987