Markel International has appointed Thomas Baker as senior underwriter and head of renewable energy, effective immediately.
Based in Singapore, Baker is Markel’s first-ever Asia-based global head, as well as its first renewable energy underwriter in the region, the company said in a statement. Reporting to Rohan Davies, divisional managing director of energy, Baker will lead an international team to develop Markel’s renewable energy portfolio.
“Tom’s solid track record and wealth of international experience in renewable energy are invaluable as we continue our ambitious plans for growth in this important sector,” said Davies.
“Markel has a strong reputation of delivering leading risk-transfer products and service in the energy space. With Tom strategically based in the rapidly growing Asian market, his appointment as Markel’s new global head is a reflection of our commitment to renewable energy in our global portfolio.”
With over 15 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector, Baker was most recently director of construction, power and infrastructure at Aon Singapore. Prior to that, he held several positions at GCube, a renewable energy MGA, where he wrote onshore and offshore renewable energy globally.