10 June 2019 – Global broking business Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Tiago Mora as the new Regional Manager for Middle East and Africa.
Tiago Mora is MDS Re Director and has been with MDS Group for 12 years. He has spent a number of those years developing the Group’s operations in Africa and running the Angolan business. He replaces Ana Cristina Borges who is relinquishing her responsibilities with Brokerslink to become Board Director of MDS Portugal.
In the role of Regional Manager, Tiago will focus on the development and expansion of Brokerslink’s presence across the region. He will assist the independent broker Partners and Affiliates in 35 countries to work with other brokers across the global network to find and develop new opportunities for their clients, and support Brokerslink’s strategic insurer partners to improve their access to the Middle East and Africa.
Tiago will be formally confirmed at the Brokerslink Africa and Middle East meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 26 to 28 June 2019.
José Manuel Fonseca, Brokerslink’s chairman commented;
“I’m delighted that Tiago has taken on the role of Regional Manager for this important region for Brokerslink. His industry experience and understanding of the local cultures and insurance markets in Africa are very valuable to Brokerslink as we continue to expand our presence in this increasingly important region.
“I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to Ana Cristina for her commitment and hard work in building the MEA region to the dynamic and growing structure we have today. We wish her every success in her new role within MDS.”
Tiago Mora, said:
“This is an exciting opportunity for me to help our Partners and Affiliates across the region to grow. I will be working to increase business opportunities and their links with other brokers in the network both around the region and across the global. Brokerslink can provide real differentiation for independent brokers so an important aspect of my role will be support brokers to not only grow in their local markets but also deliver global capabilities. We will also continue to reach out to brokers in other countries particular across Africa with the aim of creating a truly pan African organisation providing more opportunities for the global network, their clients and our insurance partners right across the continent.”
Tiago Mora joins Christos Gavriel (Regional Manager, Europe), Sid Garcia (Regional Manager, Asia-Pacific) and Esteban Sanchez (Regional Manager, Latin America & the Caribbean).
Tiago Mora joined MDS Group in 2007.
He currently is MDS Re Director and holds Non-Executive Director roles with RCG, a specialised company in risk consultancy, and High Dome PCC, a Group company providing captive services based in Malta.
Prior to joining MDS Group he was P&C Director and Non-Life Reinsurance Director for Liberty Seguros in Portugal. He started his career in 1986 as Risk Engineer at Seguros Bonança Company and later joined UAP Portugal as P&C underwriter. In 1990 he moved to France to work for UAP International as underwriter of P&C global programs and then worked for the Winterthur Group.
He has a background in engineering and a postgraduate in Security Engineering. He has taught « Risk Management and Risk Transfer » as an invited professor at NOVA University of Lisbon and at European Retail Property School (ISCS Organisation).
Brokerslink AG is a wholly independent business with a unique structure. Brokerslink combines a global broking company with a worldwide broking network. It provides its independent partners (shareholders in the company) and affiliates (businesses which have the option to become shareholders) in over 100 countries with professional, innovative risk management and insurance expertise, international market connections, and world-class consulting services.
Brokerslink and its shareholders own and manage a network of independent brokers and risk consultancies comprising about 18,000 professionals.
Incorporated in Switzerland, cross-shareholdings between Brokerslink and its partners make its combined value much greater than a loose association of independent firms. Shared equity among and between Brokerslink partners creates a unified purpose and vision which does not compromise the independence or local focus of each partner firm. Brokerslink currently has 55 independent shareholders from 40 countries on five continents.
A significant portion of Brokerslink’s clients are multinational or complex organisations seeking support in risk assessment, risk management, and the design and placement of cost-effective insurance solutions. Our unique offer is founded on Brokerslink’s comprehensive multi-local experience and leading-edge risk services, and our ability to deliver them anywhere in the world.