BMS Re, the specialty reinsurance arm of global broking group BMS, has announced the promotion of Juan Carlos Gomez to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BMS Re Latin America and Caribbean.
Based in Miami, Gomez will take over his new role with immediate effect and will report to Nick Gillett, CEO BMS International.
He has more than two decades of underwriting and broking experience, having previously served as Executive Vice-President of Latin America and the Caribbean at BMS Re.
While holding this position, Gomez played a crucial role in coordinating product development and placing regional facultative reinsurance and specialty business into the London and European markets.
Prior to joining BMS Re, he held various executive positions, including deputy CEO of Carpenter Marsh FAC LAC, CEO of Guy Carpenter Colombia, and VP at Generali Colombia.
Commenting on his promotion, Gomez said: “I am honoured to be heading BMS Re’s Latin American operations at a time when the industry and especially reinsurance is gaining real traction in the region.
“As the market becomes more sophisticated, so too must our offering. I’m confident that by building on the momentum we have built over the past few years, and the demand for dynamic independent reinsurance brokers BMS Re is in an ideal position to deliver the creative and competitive solutions our clients need.”
The appointment of Gomez as CEO follows BMS Re’s recent acquisition of Mexico City-based specialist reinsurance broker, Calomex, in 2022.
It comes at a time when BMS Re is accelerating its international expansion, with the Latin American market being a primary target for growth, the company noted.
Aidan Pope, Executive Chairman of Latin America and Caribbean of BMS Re, said: “Since joining BMS Re, Juan Carlos has proven to be an integral part of our team. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and his ability as a broker and an underwriter combined with his detailed knowledge of the Latin American market has proved indispensable to our growth in the region.
“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Juan Carlos for many years now and am delighted to welcome him to his new role and look forward to working with him and seeing how he continues to build on our impressive trajectory in the area.”