12 October 2018 – 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 the founder of Brokerslink and a previous Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has overseen the successful transformation of the business from a network to a global broking organization.
Of his appointment José Manuel said:
“When Brokerslink was founded in 2004, the aim was to create a global network supporting local independent brokers to maximise multinational opportunities for their own clients and become a credible alternative to the large alpha house brokers. 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.
Both appointments are effective from January 2019.