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Brokerslink signals further global growth ambitions with appointment of Twan Hoste

02 December 2020 Brokerslink
Twan Hoste,  General Manager at Brokerslink

Twan Hoste, General Manager at Brokerslink

Global broking business, Brokerslink, announces the appointment of Twan Hoste as General Manager as it continues to invest in infrastructure, digitalisation and strengthening the range of support and services it provides to its growing network of partners and affiliates.

Twan will be responsible for driving Brokerslink’s growth strategy, focusing on bolstering relationships with the network’s independent brokers in 120 countries, investment in operating infrastructure and developing digital solutions to support the network’s partners and affiliates. He will have overall management responsibility of Brokerslink’s senior team and report to the Brokerslink board.

Speaking about importance of Brokerslink in today’s global risk environment, Twan Hoste said: “Brokerslink epitomizes the pivotal role of the intermediary in not only understanding the needs of the client and the broader economic and business issues impacting them, but also then delivering innovative and relevant risk transfer solutions. It has built a strong foundation leveraging the strength of its global network of independent brokers and their deep knowledge and understanding of local markets with market-leading technology, entrepreneurship, strategic insurer partnerships and dedicated products and services.

The appetite of Brokerslink’s partners and affiliates to genuinely collaborate and share insights to generate mutually beneficial business opportunities is what makes Brokerslink unique and perfectly positions them to confidently deliver solutions to their local and global clients.”

In a 16-year career with AIG Europe, Twan held a number of senior roles in customer, sales and broker relationship management working across the EMEA region. He possesses a strong commercial, business development and marketing background in the insurance and financial services sector.

Chairman, José Manuel Fonseca added: “Twan’s appointment marks an important milestone for us. We have invested in creating a robust infrastructure and expanding our global network and this growth has enabled us to deliver business opportunities to our partners and affiliates and a platform for future growth.

“Twan’s broad experience and knowledge of the insurance industry and his deep understanding of the insurer and broker dynamic, will provide the leadership and drive to take us on the next part phase of our growth strategy. Brokerslink has demonstrated its truly global capabilities and now, with Twan’s appointment, our ambitions to continue this growth. The Board is delighted to have him join the team.”

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