London, 7th November 2022
Specialist insurance intermediary PIB Group Ltd (‘PIB’) has hired Bernd Müller for the newly created role as Chief Operating Officer with a focus on Europe. His appointment is another significant milestone in PIB’s ambition to build a leading pan-European commercial insurance brokerage.
Backed by world leading private equity firms Apax Funds and The Carlyle Group, PIB has established a strong brand presence nationally in the UK and now moving at pace with its international expansion. This has seen the creation of a division formed of several highly specialist businesses spread across Europe covering retail, wholesale, reinsurance and MGAs, under the leadership of Onno Janssen, CEO for PIB Group Europe.
In his new position, Bernd will help to optimize front-office productivity and maximizing operational efficiency by focusing on centralizing core back office and risk functions. With Bernd’s support PIB will be able to diversify its product and service capabilities further across international geographies.
Onno Janssen, CEO for PIB Group Europe commented: “I am absolutely delighted that Bernd Müller has joined PIB Group as our new COO for Europe. He brings with him an immense amount of experience that will support us in taking our international development to another level. Bernd’s arrival signals the start of a new leadership team for Europe that is being assembled to truly start putting PIB on the map to attract many more brilliant businesses and support our growing international client base.”
Bernd joins PIB from SCOR SE Group, one of the leading reinsurers of the world. At SCOR Bernd started as Head of Austria & Eastern Europe. He most recently served as Global Head of Life & Health Ventures, the CVC arm of the reinsurer investing into startups and being responsible for global partnerships. Prior to SCOR, Bernd also worked for AON, HDI-Group, ERGO and LIDL.
Bernd Müller, COO for PIB Europe commented: “I am very excited to have joined PIB Group and have the opportunity in supporting the Group’s ambitions as PIB’s new COO for Europe. I’m very much looking forward to working closely with Onno in a setup where people truly appreciate the power of collaboration and working together to access the wide variety of specialisms, skillsets and technical knowledge across PIB for the benefit of our clients.”
PIB Group continues to grow at pace across Europe. It most recently acquired Risqwise in the Netherlands, Engloba in Spain and Assist in Poland. PIB’s acquisitive pipeline remains strong with many more businesses set to join in the coming weeks and months.