British Marine bolsters Singapore office with key underwriting appointments

Both bring with them extensive underwriting backgrounds

British Marine bolsters Singapore office with key underwriting appointments

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

British Marine has welcomed two new additions to its underwriting team based in Singapore.

Sebastian Tjornelund will assume the role of head of P&I underwriting for the Asia region, bringing with him more than 12 years of experience in underwriting for Asian markets. He joins from NorthStandard, where he served as the active underwriter in their fixed premium business, specializing in business development with a specific focus on Asia.

In addition, Tjornelund will oversee the existing team in the region, which has been further strengthened by the appointment of Jamie Baggett as senior underwriter.

According to his LinkedIn, Baggett joins from Eagle Ocean Marine, the fixed premium P&I business within the American P&I Club, where he served as underwriter and market liaison. He also brings extensive experience in P&I in the Asian region to his new role.

In his new capacity, Tjornelund will be responsible for expanding the British Marine P&I portfolio across the region and will report to Guy Pierpoint, portfolio manager for British Marine P&I.

“The strengthened underwriting team in Singapore will be looking to develop the business throughout the region, bringing their knowledge and expertise to these roles to further support our customers,” Pierpoint said. “This demonstrates our commitment to the business in the region and I am very pleased that we have been able to attract the level of talent that both Sebastian and Jamie bring with them.”

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