Former Chartis senior vice president joins global broker network

BrokersLink, one of the world’s largest independent insurance broker networks, has appointed Leonard Battifarano as its chief executive with effect from 1 July.

The announcement was made at BrokersLink’s second annual global conference in Portugal.

Battifarano will be responsible for the international development and management of the network.

He joins from Chartis International where as a senior vice president.

José Fonseca, chairman of BrokersLink said: “To have a widely recognised market figure such as Len join BrokersLink as chief executive is a very important step in our development.

"By bringing on board a senior professional with considerable experience, knowledge and contacts clearly defines our faith in the proposition and our commitment to continually investing in the enhancement of the network in order to provide more opportunities for members and a wider range of specialist solutions for their clients.”