Markel appoints head for personal accident insurance in Asia

Firm brings in veteran with two decades’ regional experience

Markel appoints head for personal accident insurance in Asia

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

Markel International has appointed Rajesh Sinha (pictured) as head of personal accident, contingency and entertainment (PACE) in Asia.

Based in Singapore, Sinha will be responsible for driving the development of new product concepts across different product lines, as well as further developing a profitable and sustainable PACE portfolio across Asia.

Sinha has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, first as a regional underwriter with AIG and subsequently as regional director for accident and health (A&H) with Fairfax Asia. Most recently, he was senior underwriter for A&H at Chubb Asia-Pacific.

“Specialist insurance is at the core of Markel’s DNA and building a PACE team in Asia supports the growing needs of Asian clients,” said Matt Cannock, managing director for Asia at Markel. “With an increasing demand for these specialist classes of insurance in Asia, Rajesh’s appointment also demonstrates our commitment to invest in the region.”

Sinha will also work closely with Markel International’s PACE team in London, managed by James Leach, as well as with its offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, India, and Malaysia.

 “Rajesh is a highly experienced underwriter with proven expertise in personal accident in both the retail and corporate space, and has a broad understanding of clients, cedants and brokers in the Asia region – a valuable addition to the team,” said Leach.

“Under Rajesh’s leadership, we are confident of further strengthening our market presence across the region, and more importantly, developing well-tailored solutions for our clients.”

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