AXA XL has appointed Sundeep Khera (pictured) as head of marine, UK & Lloyd’s market, effective July 01, and global head of hull, effective immediately.
Khera is currently head of marine, Asia-Pacific at AXA XL, based in Singapore. In his new roles, he will be responsible for driving strategic, profitable expansion across the UK & Lloyd’s region and the division’s global hull books of business, according to a statement by the insurer.
In July, Khera will step down from his Asia-Pacific role and relocate to London.
Khera has been with AXA for more than eight years, joining as a regional manager, Asia – marine & transport risk consulting at AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013, before later being appointed head of marine in 2015. After AXA’s acquisition of XL Catlin in 2019, he was appointed head of marine, Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining the insurance industry, Khera held several senior management roles at Emirates Shipping Line and was master mariner and captain of several shipping vessels with Titan Ocean and BW Shipping. He has spent a total of 25 years in the marine industry.
“I’m delighted that Sundeep will be taking on responsibility for our London-based marine business,” said Peter Welton, CUO, marine, energy & aerospace, UK & Lloyd’s market at AXA XL. “As a former master mariner/captain in the field, Sundeep’s strength of leadership and depth of expertise will be key as we continue to serve our clients and support them in managing the risks they face today and in the future.”