Howden appoints Andoni Hernandez as Regional General Counsel, Howden LatAm and Executive Chairman, Brazil
Howden, the international insurance broker, today announced the appointment of Andoni Hernandez as Regional General Counsel for Howden’s Latin America (“LatAm”) region and Executive Chairman in Brazil, effective as at June 1st.
Hernandez brings over 20 years of experience to this role as an M&A advisor and governance expert in several jurisdictions, enabling Howden to continue to grow across LatAm, which currently consists of operations in Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Chile. Most recently, Hernandez was Co-Head of the Iberoamerican Practice at Demarest Advogados.
Sonia Caamaño and Pablo Bores, Co-CEOs of Howden LatAm commented: “Andoni joins Howden after spending several years acting as outside counsel and trusted advisor in strategic matters for Howden LatAm, helping us to achieve our growth aspirations in the region. We already have solid foundations across LatAm, and will continue to grow organically while pursuing targeted M&A. We are extremely proud of the teams we have in LatAm and want to nurture these and create a true contender in each of the four countries we are currently present in to better service clients.”
José Manuel González, CEO, Howden Broking added: “Andoni has a wealth of experience as an M&A lawyer and specialist in governance, which highly complements our local teams, and an outstanding track record with many clients, where service and innovation is key to his success. We are excited about working with him as a leadership team to take Howden LatAm to the next level, helping us become the broker of choice in our key markets.”
Commenting on his appointment, Hernandez said: “I was attracted to join Howden because of its ambitions, its forward-thinking leadership team who have a true People First philosophy and Howden’s unwavering commitment to best serve its clients, which is something I have consistently applied during my professional career. Howden’s goal is to become a market leader across the LatAm region, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver this.”