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Governance changes at Keylane in 2022

KEYLANE September 24, 2021

Keylane launches two strong business lines to drive future growth of its market leading SaaS platforms for Life & Pension (L&P) and Property & Casualty (P&C).

In our continuous efforts to support our customers even better and further strengthen our position as the leading SaaS provider in the insurance and pension industry in the Benelux, Germany and the Nordics, Keylane will implement a change to its organisational structure as of January 2022.

Supporting the market trend of increased focus on international standard SaaS platforms, our L&P business lines (Benelux and Nordics) will be merged into one business line servicing all L&P customers.

The present Executive Board and Executive Committee will be replaced by two Executive Boards, one for each business line – L&P and P&C (formerly called Non-Life) – to be even closer to our customers and to achieve maximum agility. Executive Director L&P Benelux Christoffel van Riet will be appointed the CEO of the L&P business line, and Executive Director Non-Life Ron van den Broek will become the CEO of the P&C business line. The current CEO, Ralf Timmer, will continue within Keylane as the non-executive chairman. Whilst the current CFO, Stephen Dews, will leave Keylane during the course of 2022 and hands over his responsibilities to the CFOs of the respective business lines.

Our Executive Director for L&P in the Nordics, Jesper Essendrop, has decided that is time for a career change and will leave Keylane in April 2022. Jesper has been instrumental in growing the Nordics L&P business and developing our market leading L&P SaaS platforms, Plexus and Obex. Jesper explains; “It has not been an easy decision. I have a strong passion for our complex industry, great customers, innovative products and highly skilled employees. But after more than 11 fantastic years I believe it is time for me to move on. During the coming six months I stay committed to handing over activities and the onboarding of new customers.”

The legal structure of Keylane will not change and Keylane will continue to operate as one company.

We stay dedicated to our mission to empower the insurance and pension industry to transform through Keylane technology.

If you have any questions regarding this change you are welcome to reach out to your regular Keylane contact person, or contact our CEO Ralf Timmer.


Ralf Timmer, CEO,, +31 6 286 523 31
Jesper Essendrop, Executive Director L&P Nordics, +45 31 45 43 00
Christoffel van Riet, Executive Director L&P Benelux, +31 6 151 292 62
Ron van den Broek, Executive Director Non-Life, +31 6 539 539 56

About Keylane

As the leading European supplier of robust, highly configurable and customer-centric SaaS platforms to the insurance and pension industry, Keylane offers solutions that optimise today’s business processes, unburdens our clients and empowers them to be future-fit and agile.

With a proven track record of successful implementations, our dedicated experts, supported by capable partners, work to deliver an ecosystem of emerging technologies that enables our clients to deliver innovative services and products.

Headquartered in Utrecht in the Netherlands, Keylane employs over 750 people and delivers services to over 225 insurance and pension companies across the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Netherlands Antilles.