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José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

CEO of Brokerslink, MDS Group

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca is a renowned risk management expert, Chief Executive Officer of MDS Group, member of the Board of Directors of Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford and Chairman of APOGERIS (Portuguese Association of Risk Managers). He was also Vice President of FERMA (Federation of European Risk Management Associations) for several years. Prior to joining MDS he was responsible for launching "bancassurance" in Portugal, founded a pension fund management company and was President of a Portuguese insurance company. He received a degree in Economics and a post-degree in "Management Publique" from ENA, Ecole Nationale d'Administration, in Paris. José Manuel is Chief Executive Officer of Brokerslink.

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Gregory Allard

Gregory Allard

Chairman of Brokerslink, Filhet-Allard

Gregory Allard

Gregory Allard is Member of the Executive Committee of Filhet-Allard SA, Chief Executive Officer of Filhet-Allard & Cie its branch dedicated to corporate risks and Chairman of Filhet-Allard Espana, its Spanish subsidiary. Filhet-Allard is one of the leading French broker employing more than 1,000 people and managing in excess of EUR 1.1 billion of premium. Prior to joining Filhet-Allard, Gregory started his career as Assistant Vice President of the Syndicated Loans Department of BW Capital Corporation in New York. Today, he is in charge of developing the business in large accounts and executing Filhet-Allard international strategy. At Brokerslink, Gregory is Chairman.

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Patrick Chan

Patrick Chan

Vice-Chairman of Brokerslink, Nova Risk Services Holdings

Patrick Chan

Patrick is the Director & General Manager of Nova Risk Services Holdings Limited, a subsidiary of FSE Holdings Limited which is a leading conglomerate in the services industry in Hong Kong with over 15,000 employees, managing Nova's operations in Hong Kong, Macau, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. During his 28years in the brokerage business, Patrick also gained Bancassurance experience working at a leading international bank. He was elected President of the Hong Kong Insurers Club for 2010/11 and was the Chairman of the Hong Kong Confederation of Insurance Brokers (CIB) which is an approved body of insurance brokers to implement self-regulation of insurance brokers in Hong Kong during the period of May 2012 to November 2014. He was elected as Deputy Chairman of CIB again in November 2016. He is also sitting on the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) Hong Kong Member Advisory Board. At Brokerslink Patrick is Vice-Chairman.

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Edoardo Leusciatti

Edoardo Leusciatti

SRB Assekuranz Broker

Edoardo Leusciatti

Edoardo Leusciatti is a versed risk management expert and consultant. He is a partner and member of the Board of Directors of SRB Assekuranz Broker AG, a leading broker in Switzerland. Edoardo has more than 25 years of experience in the field of insurance and risk management and therefore proves to be a skilled professional in his métier.

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Francisco Vald&eacutes

Francisco Valdés

AER

Francisco Valdés

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Jamie Crystal

Jamie Crystal

Crystal & Company

Jamie Crystal

Jamie Crystal is an Executive Vice President at Crystal & Company USA, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the United States and one of the largest family owned and operated insurance brokers in the world. Over the past 22 years, Jamie has developed considerable insurance brokerage and risk management expertise, working extensively with multinational corporations in numerous industries. Jamie serves on the board of the Hartford, Zurich, and on the Board of Trustees for the Educational Alliance and the Primary Care Development Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University.

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Patrick Verlinden

Patrick Verlinden

Van Dessel Insurance Brokers

Patrick Verlinden

Patrick Verlinden represents the third generation of the family business Van Dessel , founded in 1946. Currently he is CEO of the Van Dessel group, the 4th largest insurance broker in Belgium , with offices all over the country, as well as in Luxemburg, Slovakia and Romania. Patrick (born in 1966) started his career in the family company 25 years ago as account manager and financial director. He received a degree in Economics and followed an executive development program at IMD in Switzerland. As most Belgians, Patrick speaks 5 languages.

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Roger Potts

Roger Potts

Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Roger Potts

Roger is the head of Bridge Insurance Brokers Ltd, one of the UK’s leading independent insurance brokers. He is the senior executive within Bridge with responsibilities for Brokerslink and all international client relationships. Prior to joining Bridge, Roger held board and senior management positions within Willis and Marsh, and his career has involved working in New York and Bermuda. With 30 years’ experience, he brings excellent knowledge of the London and international markets to Bridge and Brokerslink clients. Roger’s career has always been centered around international and global clients, so he is extremely familiar and experienced with the needs to balance local requirements within global strategy and most importantly managing the people relationships on all sides.

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Rohan Stewart

Rohan Stewart

PSC Insurance Group

Rohan Stewart

Rohan Stewart has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, working in a range of insurance brokerages and underwriters. Rohan has extensive experience in improving business efficiencies and administration, progressing to senior roles with Zurich International and Zurich Financial Services, joining Horsell International as an Executive Director in 2004 and joining PSC when acquired in 2009. As Chief Operating Officer at PSC, Rohan manages the day-to-day management of the Group including responsibility for key national insurer relationships and brings specialist business integration and practical operational experience to the Group.

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Steve Hearn

Steve Hearn

Group CEO, Ed.

Steve Hearn

Steve was appointed Group CEO of Ed. (former Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford) in November 2015. Prior to joining Ed. he was Deputy CEO of Willis Group Holdings. He joined Willis in 2008 as a result of their acquisition of HRH and held a number of senior roles including Chairman and CEO of Willis Global, CEO of Willis Re and CEO of Willis Limited, the Group's principal UK regulated entity. Before HRH, Steve was Chairman & CEO of privately owned wholesaler, Glencairn Limited, where he led the team that sold the business to HRH in 2007. Earlier in his career, Steve was President & CEO of Marsh Affinity Europe, having previously held a number of positions in client management, sales and P&L management at Marsh and Sedgwick Limited. Since 2014, Steve has been Chairman of both the London Market Group (LMG), which is concerned with maintaining and enhancing London's position in the international insurance market, and the London & International Insurance Broker's Association (LIIBA), which represents the interests of insurance and reinsurance brokers operating in the London and international markets. He is also a Vice President of the Insurance Institute of London.

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Sunny L&eacuteons

Sunny Léons

Léons

Sunny Léons

Sunny Leons is CEO of Léons. He has a degree in law and is a sworn in insurance broker. He was also for almost ten years member of the board of the Dutch insurance brokers association and is still active in several other (social) committees and foundations.

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Youness Rhallam

Youness Rhallam

Alpha Assurances

Youness Rhallam

Youness Rhallam is CEO at Alpha Assurances, one of the largest independent insurance brokers in Morocco and a subsidiary of Akwa Group. Youness has extensive experience working with multinational and national corporations in many different fields including emerging technologies, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, real estate, retail, software, call centers transportation, fuel, and gas distribution. Youness is multilingual and conducts his daily business in Arabic and French. He has a Master in Management Science from La Sorvonne University. At Brokerslink Youness is MEA Regional Director.

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