Date: 10/05/2017

Markel Appoints Marine Underwriter in Dubai

Markel International, London, May 10, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Amer Ibrahim as marine underwriter in Dubai, in an important development to extend the range of its business in the MENA region.

Amer will focus on developing Markel’s position as a recognised leader in a range of marine classes. 

Markel was granted regulatory approval by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to operate within the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) in January 2015 and since then has focused on developing its trade credit and political risk businesses. 

Amer’s 14 year marine insurance career has been with Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC) and, since 2013, he has been manager of the company’s hull department.

He will join Markel's Lloyd's-platform in the DIFC led by Leroy Almeida, senior executive officer and head of trade credit and political risks, Middle East, and will report to Jason Page, head of hull and war, based in London.

Jason said: "Amer's a great hire who will significantly increase our profile for marine business in the region and for our office in Dubai. He has a strong set of local and regional contacts built up over fourteen years of marine experience gained whilst working in the local market. The combination of the platform we have established in Dubai and the strength of our London operation are a strong foundation for the development our marine business in the region."



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