Ed, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, today announced the appointment of Abhishek Chhajer as Head of Credit, Political Risks and Surety Solutions, Asia Pacific. He takes up his role on 1st April. He will report to Stephen Britten CEO of Asia Pacific and will be based in Singapore.
Abhishek brings more than 16 years of industry experience to Ed, joining from Standard Chartered Bank where, most recently, he managed a project on buyer underwriting. Prior to Standard Chartered, he managed the underwriting P&L for Markel’s credit and political risk insurance division in the Asia Pacific region. He started Markel’s credit insurance division in the region when he was hired from Atradius in 2011. Abhishek began his insurance career in 2003 at Marsh, establishing its credit insurance practice in India, before joining Willis as a credit insurance broker in 2006.
Stephen Britten said, “Abhishek has hugely impressive global experience in the credit insurance market as both an underwriter and as a broker, with an in-depth knowledge of the Asia and Middle East region. His ability to build successful teams from the ground up will be essential in increasing Ed’s footprint in the region and will better enable our broking network partners to offer credit, political risks and surety solutions.”
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