Integration Vanbreda Risk & Benefits and Proteus Risk Solutions

Marine insurance has been a core business of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits for decades. To broaden this expertise and strengthen its service capacity, Vanbreda took a stake in the niche broker Proteus in 2018. At the beginning of this year, the insurance broker decided to take full control over Proteus. Both marine teams will continue their activities under the brand name ‘Vanbreda Marine’.

Integration Vanbreda Risk & Benefits and Proteus Risk Solutions

Pedro Matthynssens, CEO of Vanbreda Risk & Benefits: “For Vanbreda, this acquisition represents an important new step in the expansion of our maritime activities. For Proteus, the collaboration with Vanbreda is an opportunity to focus even more on its clients, and continue its growth of the past ten years uninterrupted.”

Vanbreda Marine

Dirk Olyslager, Chief Marine Officer of Vanbreda Marine and former CEO of Proteus: “In order to optimise the efficiency of the services provided to customers of Vanbreda and Proteus, it was decided to merge the two marine teams. Both teams will jointly operate from the Vanbreda Building under the brand name ‘Vanbreda Marine’.”

This department will be steered by a management team led by Dirk Olyslager and supported by Wim Lanclus and Yvan Moerenhout, both of whom have broad international market knowledge and many years of risk management experience. Vanbreda Marine performs with a team of 33 specialists including ten brokers and more than twenty claims handlers and service providers.

Leading player in Northwest Europe

With the size of this team, we offer our clients a significant increase in capacity for policy management and tailored risk management advice. We guarantee in-depth knowledge for every maritime sub-activity, and we can rely on an extensive international network of insurance providers. Dirk Olyslager: “Vanbreda Marine has the strongest marine team in Belgium and has the potential to expand into a leading player in Northwest Europe.”

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