08 February 2018
Brokerslink today announces the appointment of Jacqueline Legrand as CEO, to succeed José Manuel Fonseca, who is stepping back to focus his efforts on managing the significant growth of MDS Group, a Brokerslink reference shareholder, of which he is CEO. José Manuel Fonseca’s ongoing commitment to Brokerslink is demonstrated by his retention of the prominent role of founder and board member of the company.
Jacqueline Legrand is chief operating officer and board member at MDS Group, where she oversees business development and operations in Portugal and Brazil. She has worked in the Brokerslink team for nine years, most recently as regional director for Europe. She brings over three decades of extensive experience in global operations management and innovative broking to Brokerslink. Prior to joining MDS, she was managing director at Crystal & Company, another Brokerslink company, in New York, where she led the international department. Jacqueline began her career as a client executive at IBM.
Jacqueline Legrand, CEO of Brokerslink said:
“I am honoured to have this opportunity to lead Brokerslink and it has been a pleasure working closely with José Manuel during the past nine years to cement our position as a dynamic, full service global broking company. This is an exciting time for Brokerslink as we look to further enhance our global offering and build out our specialist industry expertise and access to the world’s insurance markets.”
José Manuel Fonseca, founder and board member of Brokerslink added:
“Although I have decided to assume a non-executive role at Brokerslink, I am very much looking forward to remaining on the board of directors and being a part of shaping the future of Brokerslink. It has been a privilege to serve as CEO of Brokerslink, where we have grown and transformed our network into a successful broking company. I am delighted that Jacqueline is taking over from me as CEO, she is an exceptional leader and I have no doubt that Brokerslink will continue to grow from strength to strength under her management.”