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Bert Pijls

Chief Executive Officer

Calisen PLC

Manchester, UK

Bert Pijls

Biography

Bert Pijls assumed the CEO position at Calisen PLC in September 2017.

He has over 25 years of experience in financial services and utilities. Prior to joining Calisen 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’ Newsfeed

Evening Standard
Smart meters firm eyes £300m listing on LSE

An article written by Simon English. This article discusses the energy company, Calisen and the company's plan to raise £300 million from a listing on the London Stock Exchange. Chief executive Bert Pijls said: "Today's announcement is an incredibly exciting moment in the history of Calisen, providing us with the platform for our next phase of growth."

Smart meters firm Calisen to test London IPO waters

Calisen Group, which supplies smart meters to British households, plans to list its shares in London in a test of investor appetite...“We have spoken to a few investors before launching, and that has given us confidence in this process,” said Calisen CEO Bert Pijls. “It is a domestic infrastructure asset that is not cyclical and not really affected by customer sentiment.”

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Bert Pijls’ Background

Chief Executive Officer
Sep 2017 - Present
Manchester, UK
Calisen 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 provides installed revenue-based meters and has two operating subsidiaries, Calvin Capital and Lowri Beck.
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

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