About us

Anglo Belge Special Risks is a specialized broker providing tailor-made insurance and risk management solutions in the diamond, jewellery and fine art industry. With over fifty years of experience, Anglo Belge Special Risks can count on the strongest European insurance markets (including Lloyd’s of London). Valuing long term relationship, they service their worldwide based clients via their offices in Antwerp, Geneva and Dubai.

Our mission

We are dedicated to provide you with personalized insurance solutions & risk management services, valuing long term relationships and innovation.

Our vision

Be the reference broker in the diamond, jewellery and fine art industry

Our values

Commitment, Excellence, Continuity, Reliability

Who's Who ? Click on the picture and meet our team.

Marie-Sophie van den Abeele

Marketing & Communication

Graduated in communication (IHECS) and gaining strong experience both in agencies as in high growth companies, Marie-Sophie joins Anglo Belge in April 2013.

Her first goal has always been to serve structures that offered her the opportunity to focus on result-oriented work . At Anglo Belge she discovers a niche sector in full growth where her skills can be fully expressed.

Today, Marie-Sophie’s responsibility at Anglo Belge entails implementing marketing and communication tools so as to efficiently respond to company strategy.

Anthony Guépin

Senior Account Manager

Anthony spent his younger years in New York, Paris and Brussels.

He joined Anglo Belge in 1999. His first mission for Anglo Belge included a six month stay in London.

He feels right at home wherever he is and as a big fan of different cultures, it is only natural for him to visit his clients worldwide. Personal contact is for Anthony the key to provide the best coverage.

He is also detailed driven, a substantial asset when it comes to ensuring the best coverage to his favourite sector, diamond wholesalers and manufacturers.

Marijke Van Opstal

Business Development Manager

Armed with an economic background and substantial experience in Antwerps' Jewellery sector, Marijke joined Anglo Belge in 2012.

Her challenge: New Business development in the jewellery sector
as well as amongst national and international diamond wholesalers & manufacturers.

It is outside of the office among clients and prospects that she feels good: driven by offering every client a contract with the best coverage conditions.

Jeremy De Cooman

Account & Sales Support

After obtaining a degree in Hotel Management, Jeremy launched his career as an admin support in an Antwerp-based company.

Jeremy further improved his administrative skills in two different leasing companies before joining Anglo Belge in May 2014, where he joined the sales support and account managers team. In addition to being perfectly trilingual, Jeremy also possesses another useful skill when tackling his varied position: optimal stress and priority management.

Jeremy enjoys a varied workload, is a good planner and has a preference for people-oriented companies. The latter is in fact what ultimately led him to opt for Anglo Belge.

Marc Delloye

President

When Marc joined the company in 1981, he had previously worked for the Lloyd’s Bank International in London as well as for an insurance company specialized in marine coverages. Ten years later, together with Jacques Mercier and Charles de Bergeyck, he founded Anglo Belge special risks centralising the special risk branch the company covered.

It is Marc who has been the key player in the development of the Swiss market. According to Marc, Anglo Belge sells security, and trust is the basis of a successfull broker. That is what he wants to teach the company's future generation, backed up by clients who have been following him since more than thirty years.

Sibylle van Havre - de Bergeyck

CFO

Sibylle joined Anglo Belge in 2001 bringing her organizational know how from day one. She gained these skills within a multinational group where she assisted the financial department.

As Financial Manager at Anglo Belge, she is not only responsible for the reporting systems towards the external legal authorities, she also handles the daily internal accounting.

Sibylle is also in charge of the company’s Human Resources and optimalizes the workload between the Administrative team and the Account Managers.

Cédric van den Abeele

CEO

Cédric was appointed CEO by Anglo Belge shareholders in 2011: a major challenge by any measure. He was tasked to further evolve the company on both commercial development as well as the innovating insurance products' offer. For this he could depend on a faithful list of longterm clients.

Cédric is challenge driven and never looses sight that target objectives can only be met when the projects are supported by a motivated and dynamic team.

Elke Van Meerbergen

Account & Sales Support

Elke started working at Anglo Belge in March 2013. Before this, she spent 12 years in the Sales department of a leasing company where she was promoted from Sales Support, Fleet Consultant and then to Pricing Officer.

Elke was looking for a new challenge and thanks to her interest in procedures, structure and client contact, she joined the Administrative team in support of the Account Managers.

Guillaume Ubaghs

COO

Guillaume joined Anglo Belge in 2015. After spending several years as a marine insurance underwriter, he specialised in risk cover for diamond dealers and jewellers.

He gained a deep understanding of these insurance products, but missed the contact with end- clients. His aim was to get closer to the clients that he was tasked with insuring on a daily basis.

Which explains why, after learning that Anglo Belge was recruiting, he decided to take on the challenge. Driven by empathy, Guillaume firmly believes that client protection starts with listening.

Eveline Brys

Business Development Executive

An Art History graduate from the University of Ghent, Eveline was immediately drawn to the world of luxury jewellery and gemstones. She specialised in this field by following a course in gemmology, ‘Diamond Grading’ in Antwerp and history of art jewellery in Paris.

Her first steps led her to a job in Paris with France’s leading auction house. She then started working freelance for insurance companies as a claims expert.

In December 2014, Eveline joined Anglo Belge, where she immediately felt at home. She is confident in having found the right company, where she will be able to combine her passion for art as well as personal contacts with the company’s niche audiences.

Philippe d’Oultremont

Senior Account Manager

In 2016, Philippe joined Anglo Belge with a significant mission: to develop the Geneva office.

Philippe redirected his career in 2009 and learned the ropes in the diamond trade with a wholesaler in Antwerp. In only eight years, he gained valuable experience with two other important companies, evolving from Sales Representative to Sales Manager Europe for a well-known diamond dealer.

Philippe is a born salesman: he is client-minded and truly passionate about the field, while managing to stand out in all environments and cultures.

Fanny Pernet Ravier

Account & Sales Support

Fanny studied Economics in Switzerland. She launched her career in the finance sector with a self-employed manager, where she started in accounting and gradually evolved via back-office to the trading department. Fanny’s professional relationships introduced her to private wealth management within Family Offices, where she found true fulfilment.

Through several clients she met, Fanny discovers the art world, and has developed a keen interest in modern art.

Fanny is a positive person at all times and in all circumstances, both in terms of her professional life as well as her many sports activities. Her skills are sure to prove an asset to the development of the Geneva office.

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