27 November 2018 – Brokerslink founder and elected Chairman, José Manuel Fonseca has been honoured as the “Broker Leader of the Year” by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe (CRE) at the European Risk Management Awards in Brussels on 21st November.
Brokerslink founder and elected Chairman, José Manuel Fonseca has been honoured as the “Broker Leader of the Year” by the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) and Commercial Risk Europe (CRE) at the European Risk Management Awards in Brussels on 21st November.
José Manuel was selected by a panel of independent judges, drawn from across the European risk management community, for his work with Brokerslink and MDS Group. In making the award, the panel recognised his commitment to providing risk managers with “a credible alternative to the large alpha house brokers” and offering the support of a global network but with a commitment to allowing regional brokers to maintain their independence”
On receiving the award José Manuel said;
“It is an honour to be recognised by the European risk management community with this award. The vision for Brokerslink was to create an alternative in the market distribution by combining the expert insight and knowledge only a local independent broker can provide clients with dedicated insurance and risk management capabilities on a global basis. This recognition is testament to the commitment of the Brokerslink team, our broker partners and affiliates and the supporting insurers and service providers who have enabled the vision to become a reality.”
In addition to José Manuel’s honour, Brokerslink was shortlisted for the “Broker Innovation of the Year” award at the annual event which celebrates and promotes best practice in the risk management community and the companies that support the profession.
The Federation of European Risk Management Associations brings together 22 risk management associations in 21 European countries, representing 4800 risk managers active in a wide range of organisations. FERMA provides the means of co-ordinating risk management and optimising the impact of these associations outside their national boundaries on a European level.
Member associations are from the following countries: Belgium (BELRIM), Bulgaria (BRiMA) Czech Republic (CZRMA), Denmark (DARIM), Finland (FinnRima), France (AMRAE), Germany (GNVW), Italy (ANRA), Luxembourg (ALRiM), Malta (MARM), Netherlands (NARIM), Norway (NORIMA), Poland (POLRISK), Portugal (APOGERIS), Russia (RusRisk), Slovenia (Sl.RISK), Spain (AGERS and IGREA), Sweden (SWERMA), Switzerland (SIRM), Turkey (ERMA) and United Kingdom (Airmic). FERMA is a member of the International Federation of Risk and Insurance Management Associations (IFRIMA). www.ferma.eu