Brokerslink appoints new Americas Regional Manager
Global broking business Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Ariel Couto to the role of Americas Regional Manager.
Couto will work closely with Brokerslink’s American representatives to strengthen its presence in the regions. He will be responsible for identifying opportunities for cross-border collaboration and business development between the organisation’s independent brokers based in North and South America, as well as facilitating communication with the wider global network.
Couto has a wealth of experience in the South American insurance markets, he is currently the CEO of MDS Brasil, Brokerslink’s partner broker in Brazil, prior to this he held senior roles in commercial lines at both QBE and RSA.
“I am excited to play such an integral part in building and strengthening the organisation’s presence throughout the Americas. I will shortly implement a regional steering team to support me in managing business activities across these regions and to help me to develop an in-depth understanding of the complexities of the markets across this huge area.”
Brokerslink’s chairman, José Manuel Fonseca added;
“The Americas are a region of great strategic importance to Brokerslink. This year we have continued to strengthen our representation in both North and South America with a new affiliate in Canada, a new strategic legal services partner and importantly, the addition of Alliant as a shareholder.
It is vital for us to be able to co-ordinate these and future activities in order to maximise business opportunities and increase communication across these huge regions.
I am therefore very pleased that Ariel was able to join our regional leadership team to represent the Americas. Since joining our South American partner MDS Brasil, Ariel has been a passionate advocate for Brokerslink and our philosophy. I am very much looking forward to seeing how he works with his regional steering team to develop new opportunities.”
Couto will be formally confirmed at Brokerslink’s 11th annual conference later this month, which will welcome 330 attendees from 82 countries.