José Manuel Dias da Fonseca


  • Company MDS Group
  • Country Portugal
  • Sector Insurance

José Manuel Dias da Fonseca has over 30 years of experience in the insurance and risk management sector. He started his career in banking having led the first bancassurance project in Portugal, founded and directed one of the first Pension Fund Managers and chaired Real Seguros.

CEO of the MDS Group, founder and president of Brokerslink, a global brokerage company present in over 130 countries. He founded APOGERIS-Associação Portuguesa de Gestão de Riscos e Seguros, of which he was president for more than a decade. He was vice-president of FERMA – European Federation of Risk Managers Associations, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of CIAB-American Association of Insurance Brokers and Agents.

In 2018, he was named European Broker of the Year by FERMA. José Manuel Fonseca was also decorated by the Republic of France as Officier Des Arts et Des Lettres. President of the Casa da Música Foundation, between 2006 and 2014, and currently presides over Casa da Arquitetura in Matosinhos.