Markel International has appointed Mr Alex Holcroft as political risk underwriter in Singapore. He joins the existing trade credit and political risk team serving the Asia Pacific region and will report to Ms Nicola Marriage, senior underwriter in London.
Mr Holcroft will focus on expanding Markel’s political risk and structured trade credit business, leveraging on opportunities arising from a diversified broker and client base and providing regional capabilities that will broaden Markel’s political risk offering.
Previously a Lloyd’s graduate trainee, he joins from Sompo Canopius where he was an underwriter in the political risk and structured trade credit team. Holcroft’s previous experience in the London Market and established client and broker relationships will serve him well in his new role.
He joins a team of four in Singapore led by Mr Abhishek Chhajer, senior underwriter, who established Markel’s trade credit business in the Asia Pacific region in 2011. Other team members are Mr Bennett Wong, underwriter, appointed in 2015 and recent hire, Mr Dillon Matthews supported by Ms Lynn Koh, underwriting assistant.