Date: 03/09/2015

Markel Expands Dubai Office with Trade Credit Appointment

Markel International, Dubai, September 3, 2015 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Savita Mascarenhas as underwriter for its expanding trade credit operations in Dubai.   


Savita joins Markel from National General Insurance (in partnership with Coface Emirates) in Dubai, where she held a role as an account representative, managing a client portfolio, working with the sales team and brokers across the region. Prior to this, for over six years Savita held an account executive position at Coface Emirates.


Savita will work alongside Leroy Almeida, senior underwriter and head of trade credit in the Middle East, and assistant underwriter, Michael Gardner, to develop business in the region and grow Markel’s Dubai trade credit and contract frustration portfolio.


Commenting on the appointment, Leroy said “We’re delighted to be welcoming Savita to our team and look forward to having another underwriter on the ground to help us extend our footprint and further develop business opportunities in the region.”


Ewa Rose, divisional managing director of trade credit, added “This appointment reflects the wealth of growth opportunity that we are seeing in the Middle East and the extent of local interest we have had in our product offering.”


Markel International was awarded regulatory approval in Dubai in January this year.




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Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. For more information please visit us at