Date: 05/07/2019

Markel Appoints Senior Underwriter in Dubai

Markel International, Dubai and London, July 5, 2019 – Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Keith Paul as senior underwriter in its trade credit and political risk team in Dubai.

Keith has more than ten years of experience in underwriting across political risk, surety, trade credit and financial lines and joins Markel from Coface Australia. He previously worked as directors and officers liability underwriter for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance and prior to that he spent seven years at American International Group in Sydney as regional profit centre manager, responsible for all aspects of political risk, surety and credit underwriting, business development, sales and marketing, as well as client and broker management.

Reporting to Leroy Almeida, the head of Markel’s Middle East operations, Keith will focus on new business development across the GCC and Africa regions, as well as management of the team’s existing client portfolio.

Ewa Rose, Managing Director of trade credit, political risk and surety at Markel International, commented: “Keith’s appointment underlines our continued investment in the Middle East and commitment to developing our portfolio in the region. His solid and versatile experience, having worked with leading international companies, and advanced technical abilities will make him a valuable asset to the team. We welcome Keith to Markel and look forward to working closely with him”.


For more information:

Susy Chandler, Marketing Manager
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About Markel International:

Markel International is a division 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.

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