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Ana Cristina Borges leads Brokerslink in Africa and the Middle East

Ana Cristina Borges leads Brokerslink in Africa and the Middle East
Ana Cristina Borges has been appointed Brokerslink’s regional manager for Africa and the Middle East. The firm is a leading global brokerage and risk consulting business, present in some 100 countries, with the MDS Group as one of its shareholders.

Her appointment reinforces MDS RE’s commitment to create and consolidate a strong and dynamic presence in Africa and Middle East.

Ana Cristina joined MDS in 2008 as Liability and Financial Lines director. She then became director of Corporate Risks and in 2013, was appointed CEO of MDS Africa, with a focus to develop the business in Angola.

Since December 2015, she has been CEO of MDS Re, a subsidiary of MDS Africa, with direct responsibility for reinsurance development activities in African and European markets.

Ana Cristina was named by Africa Insurance Review magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in the Sub-Saharan Africa  insurance sector, and is in Intelligent Insurer’s list of most influential women in RE/insurance.

With a law degree from Lisbon’s Faculty of Law, Ana Cristina is also a visiting professor and in recent years, has written several insurance law articles. She often speaks on risk management and insurance law at conferences, seminars and lectures, both in Portugal and abroad.

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca, CEO of Brokerslink, comments: "Brokerslink is committed to expanding its presence in Africa and the Middle East and the experience and knowledge of Ana Cristina Borges will be a major asset in leading Brokerslink to success in the region.”

Ana Cristina responds: "Africa and the Middle East are rapidly developing markets, where insurance is crucial to facilitating economic growth and supporting new projects. Brokerslink has an important role to play here; its insurance/reinsurance skills and knowledge will contribute to the economic success of countries in the region.” 

About Brokerslink

Brokerslink is one of the largest global brokerage and risk advisory services organizations, founded by MDS in 2004 and based in Zurich. It is present in approximately 100 countries, around 400 offices  and represented by  some 10,000 insurance professionals. 

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