Date: 23/08/2018

Markel appoints senior PFR underwriter

Markel International, London, August 23, 2018 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gordon Lam as a senior professional and financial risks underwriter. He will be based in Singapore initially and is expected to relocate to the Hong Kong office in due course.

He will join the team early next year and will work closely with Simon Moi, head of PFR, to manage and underwrite financial lines and casualty business in the Asian region.

With over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Gordon joins Markel from Beazley, where he was an underwriting manager. Prior to that, he was a senior development/special projects manager with Citystate Asia Pacific Insurance.

Matt Cannock, managing director for Asia, said: “Gordon’s appointment is significant for our PFR team as we grow our underwriting capabilities in Asia. He will be a great asset to our team, and I have no doubt our clients will stand to gain the most from this move. His appointment underlines our commitment to the region here and will play a big role in expanding our business footprint across Asia.”

Simon Moi added: “Gordon’s prior experience in managing a broad range of product lines including management liability and professional indemnity will benefit Markel significantly and he brings with him well-established contacts – valuable as we develop our book of business across the region.”


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About Markel International:

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