Marcos Fugise Named as PartnerRe's Brazilian Representative
PartnerRe reported that Marcos Fugise has been appointed as Head of PartnerRe Brazil and the new representative of PartnerRe's office in Sao Paulo, pending regulatory approval.
Fugise succeeds outgoing Head of PartnerRe Brazil, David Preti, effective September 21, who has requested to return to Europe for personal reasons.
In his new role, Fugise will develop PartnerRe's portfolio across all lines of business in Brazil. He will also support our clients throughout the region especially for PartnerRe's casualty lines of business.
Commenting on Fugise's appointment, Tad Walker, CEO of PartnerRe's Property and Casualty segment and Group Executive Committee member, said, "Latin America is an important market for PartnerRe. Marcos will deepen our understanding of the market dynamics in that region and the specific challenges that our clients face. As a Brazilian with more than 18 years' experience in the insurance and reinsurance market in Latin America, Marcos will be able to leverage his considerable experience and knowledge of the market to bring value to our clients.
"I would also like to thank David who is returning to Europe after many years as our Brazil representative for his outstanding work in the region. Over the years, he has worked hard to build PartnerRe's reputation as a leading reinsurer in those markets and we would like to thank him for his important contribution."
Fugise comes to PartnerRe from AIG where he was Statutory Director of AIG Reinsurance Brazil S.A., responsible for treaty and facultative contracts across all business lines. Prior to that, he was Commercial and Technical Director AIG Seguros, where he managed AIG's commercial lines including Casualty, Environmental, Financial Lines, Property, Surety, Trade Credit, Marine, Energy, Small Business Solutions and Aviation.
In his new role, Fugise will be based in PartnerRe's Sao Paulo office and will report to the Head of P&C Latin America and MEAR, PartnerRe, Salvatore Orlando.
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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