CGSC Latin America CEO steps down
Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC) has appointed Ulisses Soares as chief executive officer (CEO) for the Latin America region.
He succeeds Steve Jackson who steps down as CEO for Latin America to become regional commercial officer after 15 years in the position.
In his new role, Soares will lead all of CGSC’s business in Latin America and work with local country CEO’s in the region to acquire new businesses, recruit more producers and enhance the brand and operating platform that support its wholesaling, underwriting management and reinsurance brokerage.
Soares will report to CGSC’s CEO of international operations, Shaun Hooper.
He has been chief operating officer of CGSC Latin America since 2014. Previously, he served as head of Latin America at Starr Companies, CEO of AIG Colombia and divisional regional vice president at AIG.
Hooper said: “Ulisses’ experience in the Latin American re/insurance industry together with his focused and structured approach to ensuring customer satisfaction make him a natural selection as our next Chief Executive. We thank Steve who has been a dedicated and able CEO for his work developing the CGSC business in Latin America.”
Soares said: “CGSC is already among the most successful independent re/insurance brokerage businesses in Latin America with a strong team and local market access in the most important insurance centres in South and Central America via the Miami hub. By partnering with other parts of our global network we can further tap preferred markets around the globe and bring new products to the Latin America region.”