Hyperion’s Howden Broking Group will soon have a new CEO – with José Manuel González revealed as the company’s new leader.
“I feel both excited and privileged that David has asked me to take on this challenge,” said González. “I know from personal experience that Howden has even greater potential than we have already achieved. I look forward to working closely with the management teams in each of our five regions to drive forward together our ambitious growth plans.”
González will take the role beginning October 01, 2018 but will take the position of deputy CEO with immediate effect to help facilitate the transition.
“Following the investment by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in our business, we have entered a new chapter of growth,” said David Howden, CEO of Hyperion Insurance Group. “As the group continues to evolve, it is time for me to focus more on our group strategy and ambitious growth plans. José Manuel joined the group 11 years ago and has an impressive track record having established our Howden Iberia business, which under his leadership, is now the fourth largest broker in Spain, and also as CEO of Howden Iberoamerica, he has led one of the fastest growing regions in Howden.
“José Manuel has a real passion for our business and understands that it is the talent and the culture in the group that sets us apart and that our employee-ownership model ensures our focus is on delivering the best solutions for our clients as it is personal for us.”
González is set to retain his role as CEO, Howden Iberoamerica, which has 700 employees in eight countries.