Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Joe Wong as a Specialist Financial Lines Underwriter in Singapore to strengthen its financial lines product offerings in the Southeast Asia region.
Reporting to Simon Moi, Head of Professional and Financial Risks, he will underwrite a range of financial lines products, including Cyber, Commercial D&O, Professional Indemnity, Financial institutions, and Financial technology.
Wong’s experience includes more than 10 years managing and developing financial lines underwriting in a number of Southeast Asian countries, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand.
Before joining Markel, he was an underwriting manager at DUAL Asia for Cyber and Financial Lines.
Prior to that, Wong worked was at Allied World Assurance and Chubb developing a professional liability division in Malaysia and Singapore, as well as other South Asia markets.
“We are delighted to welcome Joe on Board,” said Christian Stobbs, Managing Director for Asia. “Over the past few years, Markel has steadily strengthened our financial lines capabilities in Asia, bridging our local expertise with our London headquarters to provide our innovative underwriting solutions to clients in the region.”
“Joe’s solid track record in underwriting financial lines and deep understanding of the South and Southeast Asia will enable us to further expand our presence in these markets,” Stobbs added.