André Lopes Named as Technical Director for Crawford Brazil

Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB), the world’s largest independent provider of claims management solutions, has named André Lopes as technical director for Crawford’s Brazil practice, effective immediately.

Lopes will be responsible for a number of industries and claims types, including automobile, marine and property & casualty, and will manage adjusting for all claim sizes, including small, medium and large and complex losses. Additionally, he will oversee client relationships and manage pricing and profitability, along with business development. He will also serve as a liaison with Crawford global management executives who lead relationships with reinsurers, and help manage issues between Brazilian insurance carriers and international reinsurers. Lopes is based in Crawford’s São Paulo office and reports to Crawford’s Country Manager for Brazil, José Vicente Gomes da Silva.

"We are excited that André Lopes has joined our strong, very experienced team," said Gomes. "His claims and team management background with two of the biggest insurers in the country, along with a demonstrated record of excellent client service, make him an impressive addition to Crawford Brazil."

Lopes has 18 years of experience in the insurance industry and claims management, most recently serving as head of global corporate claims for Latin America for Zurich® Latin America, where he lead a team across five countries to establish claims technical standards. Prior to his six years with Zurich he was a senior technical coordinator for nine years with Allianz Seguros S.A. Among his academic credentials Lopes has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the Universidade Paulista and an executive Masters degree in Business Administration from Getúlio Vargas FGV.

About Crawford

Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford Solution℠ offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company’s shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

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