Our history

Gallagher Chile Corredores de Reaseguros S.A. was incorporated in Chile in June 2013 with Lionel Soffia as Chief Executive Officer for Latin America and Chile. That year it opened a licence as a reinsurance broker, with the aim of becoming a platform to expand into the rest of the Latin American market.

In 2015, it started its insurance brokerage operation in the retail area with the acquisition of two brokers in the market. Subsequently, in June 2016 Gallagher acquired Julio Loyola’s team and in April 2017 Fernando Lazo’s team to offer solutions in the construction and private aviation sectors respectively.

We are a growing insurance and reinsurance broker, offering innovative and technically supported products to deliver comprehensive insurance solutions to different market sectors.


Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Gallagher has become one of the world’s leading insurance brokerage, risk management, human resources and benefits consulting firms.
No matter the size of the organisation we partner with and the challenges the industry presents, we work tirelessly to provide solutions that maximise value for our clients.


Our values are fundamental to our culture. Passionate service, strategic innovation and ethical behaviour form the basis of the way we do business. Our goal is to help companies go beyond their objectives. It’s The Gallagher Way.

CEO Gallagher Latin America and Chile: Lionel Soffia


Lionel Soffia is Chief Executive Officer of Gallagher Latin America. He has more than 30 years of experience in the industry and is in charge of the expansion of the insurance and reinsurance broker in Chile and the region.


He started in the reinsurance business as part of Bain Hogg Corredores de Reaseguros, then EW Blanch (1998) and then Benfield Ltd. (1998), where he was responsible for positioning the broker in the Latin American region. After the acquisition of AON (2008) he remained as CEO AON Benfield in Chile.


He was a founding partner of MSTC Corredores de Seguro (now JLT Chile), where he served as president until June 1992.


Between March 1982 and June 1985 he worked as a Commercial Broker for Consorcio General de Seguros.

Our management team

Lionel Soffia

CEO and Chairman LatAm

Roberto Huneeus

CFO Reinsurance

Fernando Sánchez

Reinsurance Commercial Manager

Raúl Ossandon

Life and Health Insurance Manager

Rodrigo Friedlander

COO & Affinity Manager

Miguel Barcia

Insurance Commercial Manager

Andrés Fuenzalida

CFO Insurance

Carolina González

Human Resources Business Partner

Meet our Insurance and Reinsurance Team