BMS Group Limited announced the launch of its Miami Hub with the appointment of Jose Astorqui to the newly created role of Chief Executive Officer, BMS Latin America.
The new Miami office is part of BMS’s stated strategy to expand its proposition in selective international markets. The independent specialist insurance and reinsurance broker sees an attractive opportunity for growth in the region and will use Miami as its base to service business from Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Reporting to Nick Cook, BMS CEO, Jose Astorqui joins BMS from Howden Insurance Brokers. Jose has a strong track record of managing a portfolio across the region and has been based in Miami as Howden’s Director of Latin America since 2008.
Jose Astorqui said: “BMS have a compelling vision for growth and I am honored to have been asked to lead their new venture in the region.” Mr. Astorqui has attracted eight members of his former team at Howden to new posts at BMS at Miami, Uruguay and New York.
Nick Cook: “BMS are delighted to have secured a candidate of Jose’s calibre to lead our new Miami office. His experience will help accelerate our presence in the region as we seek to capitalise on Latin America’s rapid economic growth. The opportunities in this region are complementary to our growth strategy and Jose’s appointment is another exciting development for BMS.”
Jose Astorqui, holds a 20 years experience in the insurance brokerage industry. He first worked for the Spanish leading company Gil y Carvajal, based in London. He then joined Howden and Marsh in Spain, following the acquisition of Gil y Carvajal by Aon in 1999. He finally rejoined Howden in London in 2004 as Head for Iberia and Latin America and moved to Miami in 2008.