About our Founder

"Success is not an accident, you just have to decide what you want to achieve and then go after it patiently and constantly." Zdeněk Reibl

From a studio apartment to
5 continents

RESPECT was founded in 1993 by Zdeněk Reibl and Tomáš Urban when they worked together in a British insurance brokerage company Minet. Afterwards, they decided to build their own brokerage company in Czechia based on Anglo-Saxon values.


They started out in a studio apartment in Lehovec in Prague and drove to clients in an old Škoda. RESPECT gradually grew and in 1997 became a joint stock company. Today it is based in 2 administrative buildings in Prague, has 13 branches throughout the Czechia and employs over 860 insurance professionals.


Zdeněk Reibl still leads RESPECT today and his wife Jana and daughter Kateřina are also involved in the family business. He is active in many philanthropic projects that help especially disabled people.

Professional profile:

  • Visionary
  • Inspirational person
  • Gentleman broker with Anglo-Saxon values
  • Fair play player and golfer

Personal profile:

  • Former rocker
  • Active sportsman
  • Follower of Eastern philosophy and meditation techniques
  • Winemaker and avid reader of autobiographical books

His role models:

  • Tomáš Bat'a - entrepreneur
  • František Ringhoffer - baron and industrialist

Our way


Zdeněk Reibl and Tomáš Urban founded RESPECT.


RESPECT becomes a founding member of the Association of Czech Insurance Brokers and a member of UNIBA.


RESPECT launches the RESPECT Online client portal for insurance management.


RESPECT is launching an educational programme RESPECT Academy.


RESPECT exceeded CZK 5 billion in placed premium.


RESPECT wins the Broker of the Year award for the first time.


RESPECT becomes a member of international broker networks WBN and ICBA.


RESPECT celebrates 30 years on the market.

Czech TOP 100 award

Family Business of the Year 2023

Family business of the year 2023

At this year's CZECH TOP 100 gala evening, we won a prestigious award and became the winner in the Management Excellence Award category - FAMILY COMPANY OF THE YEAR.

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