Markel poaches senior marine exec from Munich Re Syndicate
Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Colin Fordham as a senior marine liability underwriter based in Singapore.
Fordham joins Markel from the Munich Re syndicate on the Lloyd’s Asia Platform, where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was the general manager for Seasia P&I Services where he supervised a team of claims handlers and master mariners. He has over 20 years of marine insurance experience in underwriting, claims and broking.
At Markel International Singapore, Fordham will report to principal officer and managing director Matthew Cannock, and will focus on boosting the company’s marine liability business in Asia.
"We are delighted with Colin’s appointment," Matthew said. "He will make a valuable addition to the marine underwriting team here in Asia. With Colin’s wealth of experience and expertise, we can definitely look towards growing Markel’s marine liability book of business in the region.
"The timing of this appointment could not be better following so closely to our acquisition of the Galleon Underwriting Agency last year and this means that we will be able to offer their innovative products to our partners across Asia Pacific."
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