Gerard Fontaine BSC.
Gerard Fontaine succeeded his father G. Richard Fontaine as President on April 10, 2012 having joined the management team in January 2007. Up to the time of his appointment he served on the Board of Directors of Fraser Fontaine & Kong Ltd., Mahoe International Premium Finance Co. and Belize Insurance Centre, and was Vice President, Special Projects at Fraser Fontaine & Kong Ltd.
As a fast-paced upcoming entrepreneur, he graduated from Rollins College in Florida in 2005 with a B.Sc. degree having majored in International Business and Finance. In 2004, he worked for a hedge fund company in Florida for a year, dealing primarily with stock analysis. Prior to taking up his position with FF&K, he worked and studied with a Lloyd's Insurance Broking House in London during the period 2005 - 2006, developing invaluable experience in the various classes of insurance business in the Lloyd's insurance market in London.
Mr. Fontaine has been actively involved in the placement of various portfolios for some of the company's multinational corporate accounts, and assists in the negotiations with overseas partners on many others. His exceptional interpersonal skills have enabled him to integrate with his customers and colleagues in all sectors, thereby developing valuable friendships. With the ability to manage multiple simultaneous tasks, he balances competing priorities and effectively responds to changes and customer needs.
A prudent financial manager, he has a strong belief in nurturing and maintaining a customer focussed environment, while emphasising and fostering the necessary team spirit internally to achieve this corporate objective.
Mr. Fontaine, a fitness enthusiast, is an avid golfer and has a passion for boating.