Date: 12/06/2017

Markel Appoints Trade Credit Underwriter in Singapore

Markel International, London, June 12, 2017 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Dillon Matthews as trade credit underwriter and senior risk analyst in Singapore, in a strategic development to strengthen and broaden its Asia Pacific resources. 

Dillon will focus on expanding Markel’s trade credit business in the region, including the development of specialist products, servicing existing client portfolios and growing broker and client relationships.  

He will report to Abhishek Chhajer, senior underwriter and head of trade credit in Singapore, who has led Markel’s trade credit business in the Asia Pacific region since 2011. He also joins Bennett Wong, underwriter, appointed in 2015 and Lynn Koh, underwriting assistant. 

Prior to Joining Markel, Dillon was a senior underwriter at Atradius in its Special Products division, focusing on single situation credit risks and structured trade finance. He began his career in trade credit insurance in 2011 with Atradius in Cardiff, moving to Amsterdam in 2013 and on to Singapore in September 2015, where he was responsible for establishing the company’s Special Products Asia Pacific risk team. 

The appointment follows the addition of a surety capability to Markel’s trade credit and political risk business and the on-going investment in its activities in London, New York and Dubai.  

The Markel trade credit team in Singapore writes business throughout Asia and offers comprehensive non-payment coverage written on an excess of loss, multi-buyer as well as ground-up, specific buyer basis with emphasis on delivering specialist products including trade finance insurance solutions, contract frustration, political risk and non-trade deals. 

Ewa Rose, managing director of Markel’s trade credit, political risk and surety business, said: “Dillon’s appointment reflects Markel’s continuing investment in our product lines on a global basis. We see significant opportunities in the Asia Pacific region and we look to capitalise on the cross selling opportunities that exist within Markel’s broader portfolio. Dillon’s broad underwriting experience will be a huge asset to our organisation and we are delighted to have him on board.”        


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