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Our leaders are industry experts, innovation pioneers and committed advocates of ethical corporate governance. Our collective and individual passion and beliefs drives every client relationship we have and every service we deliver.

We’re supported in this by being part of RWTÜV, a German holding company for technology service providers. RWTÜV focuses on long-term commitment and puts sustainable and positive development ahead of short-term profit.

Read the biographies of Van Ameyde’s worldwide leadership team.

Jan-Michiel Cillessen

Chief Operating Officer / Board Member

  • Operations
As Chief Operating Officer Jan-Michiel Cillessen is responsible for all the operational aspects of Van Ameyde, with a main focus on claims management. To respond to Van Ameyde’s growth, diversification and market requirements, ensuring operational agility by means of excellent operations management is Jan-Michiel Cillessen’s primary objective. Beside operations management and strategy development, Jan-Michiel Cillessen is responsible for the implementation of large and complex international contracts for insurers and risk managers, as well as the coordination of related IT development and implementation. Trained in Information Management & Technology at Tilburg University, Supply Chain Management (IMD) and Finance (INSEAD), Jan-Michiel Cillessen’s previous roles include Managing Director Property & Casualty SME and Director Customer Services Non-Life at Nationale-Nederlanden, as well as some supervisory positions.

Bob de Bruijn

Chief Financial Officer | Board Member

Bob de Bruijn has been appointed Member of the Board of Directors on 1 January 2019. In this role he is responsible for the (complex & commercial) Loss Adjusting Division, focussing on strategy and operations. The division offers a one-stop-shop service to commercial clients and their insurance providers in the areas of marine cargo, hull and machinery, commercial property, liability, CAR as well as electronics and computers. In June 2020 he has assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer. Bob de Bruijn joined Van Ameyde International on 1 September 2018 as a Director, before which he was the Regional Managing Director for the Benelux. In this position he pursued a successful growth strategy and expanded the Region’s service offering. In 2009 Bob de Bruijn joined Van Ameyde. As an international project manager, Bob successfully completed various complex, cross-border projects and went on to become Business Development Manager in 2011 and subsequently Business Development Director for the Van Ameyde group. Under his leadership, the Business Development department grew substantially and secured an impressive number of pan-European contracts. Trained in Economics & Business, Bob holds a Master’s Degree of the Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He completed his training with a Postgraduate programme at Fontainebleau.

Piet Middelkoop

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

  • Business Development Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • IT Strategy Development
Piet Middelkoop has been Van Ameyde’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of its Board of Directors since 2006. He joined Van Ameyde as Member of the Board and Managing Director of Van Ameyde UK in 2005. Piet Middelkoop is the engineer of Van Ameyde’s IT driven strategy which has facilitated the company’s spectacular growth over the past ten+ years. In his capacity as Chairman of the Board, Piet Middelkoop is responsible for Business Development strategy, IT strategy and development and mergers & acquisitions. Holding a Master’s Degree in Public Administration of the University of Leiden, Piet held various senior roles during his career, including Managing Director (and co-founder) of KPMG FlexSourcing, Senior Manager at KPMG Management Services and Sector Manager Healthcare & Social Welfare at Cadans. In addition, Piet has been a non-executive Director of a mutual insurance company since 2014.