Markel International has appointed Janita Leu as senior marine underwriter, focusing on fine art and specie insurance.
Based in Singapore, Leu will report to Colin Fordham, Markel Asia director, and will work closely with Markel’s marine team, both in Asia-Pacific and the global business. Leu has more than 20 years of underwriting experience and was previously business development manager and marine underwriter at Talbot Risk Services.
The appointment, according to Markel, strengthens its underwriting capabilities in Singapore and furthers its expansion efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.
“We are looking forward to Janita joining us in our Singapore office as we continue our expansion in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Christian Stobbs, managing director of Markel International in Asia. “We are excited about the knowledge and experience that she brings as we seek to further support our brokers and clients with specialist underwriting capabilities. Janita has an exceptional profile across fine art and specie in Asia Pacific, and she will be a great addition to the team.”