Specialist reinsurance broker BMS Re has announced the hiring of Juan Carlos Gomez as Executive Vice President (EVP) of BMS Re Latin America & Caribbean, effective immediately.
In this newly created role, Gomez will be based in London and reports to Aidan Pope, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), BMS Re Latin America & Caribbean.
Gomez is tasked with coordinating product development and the production and placement of regional FAC R/I and Specialty business into both the London and Continental European markets.
He brings over 20 years’ experience as a broker and underwriter to BMS Re.
Gomez joins the firm from rival broker Carpenter Marsh FAC Latin America & Caribbean, where he served as Deputy CEO – having previously served as CEO of Guy Carpenter Colombia.
Earlier in his career, Gomez served as Vice President at General Colombia and was also Regional Manager for RSA Colombia.
Pope commented: “We are very pleased that a professional of Juan Carlos’ calibre has joined the team. His detailed knowledge of our key strategic territories and of placing complex FAC and Specialty risks into international markets will enhance BMS Re’s offering to clients, including cedants and independent retail brokers.
“With a strong track record as both broker and underwriter, Juan Carlos has a keen appreciation of what our clients really need from international carriers.”
Gomez said: “I am delighted to be joining BMS Re as it expands from its Miami hub into new Latin American and Caribbean territories. BMS Re’s independent structure and keen focus on reinsurance in the region gives us a unique opportunity to provide innovative solutions to clients.”