Brokerslink names José Manuel Fonseca as its new chairman
Global broking business, Brokerslink has today announced it has appointed José Manuel Fonseca as its new chairman, replacing Grégory Allard who steps down after his two-year tenure.
José Manuel is one of the original founders of Brokerslink and has overseen the successful transformation of the business from global network to international broker, he is also the CEO of MDS Group and sits on the board of directors of reinsurance firm Ed.
Of his appointment José Manuel said:
“When Brokerslink was founded in 2004, I wanted it to become a credible alternative to the large alpha house brokers, offering the strength and support of a global network but with a commitment to allowing regional brokers across the world to maintain their independence and continue to service their own clients with the wealth of local specialist knowledge that they are known and trusted for in their markets. With the commitment and dedication of a fantastic team over the years, I have seen this vision become reality.
At this year’s global conference in Hong Kong, we announced the expansion of the network with 13 new affiliates and discussed the significant investments we have made in developing innovative tools to support the partners and affiliates within the network. I see the business continuing to expand under the focused leadership of Jacqueline Legrand and her team and am proud to be appointed chairman.”
José Manuel will be supported in his role by Steve Hearn, Brokerslink board member and group CEO of Ed, who has been appointed vice chairman, replacing Patrick Chan, managing director and general manager of Nova Risk Services.