Independent broker network Brokerslink has announced the appointment of Osama Abu Ghazaleh as Middle East regional manager, as the firm looks to increase its focus on the region.
Both the Middle East and African regions were previously represented by Tiago Mora, until Brokerslink Chairman José Manuel Fonseca announced that the two would be separated.
Ghazaleh joins from ACE insurance and will be responsible for supporting independent brokers in the Middle East, while also facilitating greater communication and collaboration between Brokerslink’s representatives
He will continue to establish Brokerslink’s presence by promoting the range of services and resources available.
“The Middle East and Africa are two large and diverse regions with very different economies, markets and cultures,” explained Fonseca.
“As we continue to strengthen our presence in both territories, we recognize the importance of refocusing our regional structure to ensure that our partners and affiliates can benefit from a dedicated strategy and focus.
“I’d like to thank Osama for agreeing to take up this role; his knowledge and expertise in the Middle East broking market will be incredibly valuable to Brokerslink.”
Commenting on his appointment, Ghazaleh said, “I’m keen to bring a strategic focus to the Middle East. The region has its own unique challenges and opportunities and we are seeing increased efforts to diversify the economies of the region with a focus on sustainability, development and growth.
“As a broking company with global reach and strong partnerships with major insurers, we are well-positioned to play a key role in supporting this regional development.”