BrokersLink, one of the world’s largest independent insurance broker networks whose members manage premium volumes in excess of $7 billion, announced the appointment of Leonard J. Battifarano as its CEO, effective July first.
The announcement was made at BrokersLink’s second annual global conference in Portugal.
He will be responsible for the international development and management of the network, working closely with its directors. His role will include “promoting the alliance and its offering globally, expanding market relationships and leading both training and knowledge sharing among members,” said the bulletin.
He joins BrokersLink from Chartis International where as a Senior Vice President his responsibilities included Director of all global broker and broker network relationships, Chief Marketing Officer of the Commercial Insurance Company and President of Chartis International’s Office of the Customer.
Battifarano was also Co-Chairman of the Chartis Strategic Growth Committee, which developed the business’s growth and investment strategies for the next decade. He was also the founder and Director of Chartis’ Micro Insurance operations.
Prior to Chartis, which he joined in 1999, Battifarano was a Senior Vice President and Director of broker Alexander & Alexander International (now part of Aon) between 1986 and 1999. He also held senior positions at American International Underwriters (AIG) between 1980 and 1985.
In addition to his insurance management roles, he served as a foreign policy advisor to the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs (1993-1995) and as a member of the Editorial Board of Infrastructure Finance Magazine (1995-1997).
José Fonseca, Chairman of BrokersLink, commented: “To have a widely recognised market figure such as Len join BrokersLink as CEO is a very important step in our development. By bringing on board a senior professional with considerable experience, knowledge and contacts clearly defines our faith in the proposition and our commitment to continually investing in the enhancement of the network in order to provide more opportunities for members and a wider range of specialist solutions for their clients.”