During the 66th edition of its annual conference that takes place from the 6th to the 9th of April in San Francisco (USA), the Worldwide Broker Network (WBN) appointed Benjamin Verlingue to its Board of Directors.
Founded in 1989, WBN is the largest independent broker network in the world, encompassing over 20,000 professionals from 100 broker members in over 100 countries. WBN commits to provide all clients with the same high-quality service regardless of where they are based. WBN applies its own code of conduct, and draws on governance protocols designed to ensure that all members subscribe to the same standards in terms of quality of service and communication.
Olga Collins, Chief Executive Officer of WBN: “We are so pleased to welcome Benjamin to the WBN board. Benjamin’s leadership background, coupled with his experience in advising global clients makes him an ideal fit for this role. At WBN, we are committed to providing our members with the best service possible and I no doubt Benjamin will be essential in continuing this vision.”
|35-year-old Benjamin Verlingue has a Master’s degree in insurance and risk management from the Université de Paris-Dauphine. He began his career in consulting at Deloitte, shifting over to brokerage in the United States before taking on various responsibilities in the family group where he is currently Head of International Subsidiaries (Verlingue) and Deputy CEO – Sales and Business development (Adelaïde Group).|
Benjamin Verlingue, Head of Verlingue’s International Subsidiaries: “I am thrilled to be joining the WBN Board or Directors, and proud to be taking on such a crucial role at a key time in the network’s growth in an ever-changing market. WBN underwent significant transformation in 2021, and it’s a fascinating time to be part of the journey. I can’t wait to get to work in helping the network stay ahead of the game, tackling upcoming challenges and developing business between its member brokers.”
With over 400 members of staff based in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Portugal, Verlingue generates 30% of its turnover outside of France, with this figure rising steadily over the past 10 years. The work carried out by its European subsidiaries, the support it offers international clients and the business generated by the WBN network are all key factors that have served to consolidate its ambitions for international development, with plans to continue expanding its external growth policy across all western European countries.
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