Ed names Asia-Pacific head of credit, political risks, and surety solutions

Ed names Asia-Pacific head of credit, political risks, and surety solutions | Insurance Business

Ed names Asia-Pacific head of credit, political risks, and surety solutions

Global specialty, wholesale, and reinsurance broker Ed has announced the appointment of Abhishek Chhajer as its head of credit, political risks, and surety solutions for the Asia-Pacific region.

In a statement, the firm said that Chhajer will be based out of the firm’s Singapore office and will report directly to Asia-Pacific CEO Stephen Britten.

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Chhajer has more than 16 years of industry experience under his belt and joins Ed from Standard Chartered Bank, where he most recently managed a project on buyer underwriting. Prior to Standard Chartered, he managed the underwriting P&L for Markel’s credit and political risk insurance division in the Asia-Pacific region.

Chhajer began his insurance career at Marsh in 2003 and established its credit insurance practice in India before joining Willis as a credit insurance broker in 2006.

“Abhishek has hugely impressive global experience in the credit insurance market as both an underwriter and as a broker, with an in-depth knowledge of the Asia and Middle East region,” said Britten. “His ability to build successful teams from the ground up will be essential in increasing Ed’s footprint in the region and will better enable our broking network partners to offer credit, political risks and surety solutions.”