SAO PAULO, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton has appointed Tony Gusmao as CEO of its Brazilian businesses. Tony has more than 20 years of experience, primarily in Employee Benefits, having run consulting and actuarial firms in South Africa and the UK.
Lockton is the world's largest privately held insurance broker.
Longtime Lockton Brazil executive Wilson Gozzi has been named chairman of Lockton's operations in Brazil.
"Our clients in Brazil will benefit from the leadership and expertise that Tony Gusmao and Wilson Gozzi offer," said Mike Hammond, chairman of Lockton's international operations. "We will expand the range of risk management and employee benefits solutions that we offer to local Brazilian clients as well as our multinational clients operating in Brazil."
"Tony brings a high level of energy and a consistent focus on solving client problems as we grow our business in Brazil," said Wilson Gozzi, Chairman of Lockton's operations in Brazil. "It is exciting to have him on the team."
Recent studies reflect an expectation that Brazil will become the 8th largest insurance market in the world by 2020. This, together with an increasing level of sophistication in the market and local demand for risk and employee benefit solutions, made Gusmao's decision to join Lockton in Brazil, in his words, "a no-brainer and a very exciting opportunity."
Lockton has been operating in Brazil since 2006 and today ranks among the top 20 brokers in Brazil, offering the full spectrum of risk solutions. It has developed marketing leading expertise in credit risk and aviation insurance solutions for its clients.
The employee benefits division has enjoyed significant growth since it started in 2011. The employee benefits segment will be a particular focus due to the vast opportunities in a large country with an ever increasing culture of private benefits and staff engagement mechanisms.
Lockton operates offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero.
About Lockton More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
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