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New group CEO Gomes to focus on expanding BMS' Canadian reach


BMS Group Ltd. has named Brian Gomes as CEO of BMS' Canadian operations.

In the newly created role, Mr. Gomes will work on the BMS Group's international expansion and report to Nick Cook, BMS Group CEO, the London-based broker said in a statement Monday.

Mr. Gomes has served as executive vice president of the BMS Group since May 2013, according to the statement.

“Brian joined BMS to set up our healthcare practice in Canada,” Mr. Cook said in the statement. “Over the last 12 months he has done a fantastic job driving growth into our Canadian broking arm. It is now time to take advantage of our significant growth in Canada and further increase the international distribution of our broking capability. Brian's drive, focus and industry recognition make him the right man to lead the Canadian platform.”

“I am hugely excited at taking the helm of BMS' Canada operations after a successful first year of growth in the region,” Mr. Gomes said in the statement. “We're well positioned to achieve the Group's ambitions of broadening our distribution and I look forward to the coming year.”

Mr. Gomes is based in Ottawa, Canada.