Markel International, the specialist insurer, has appointed Christian Stobbs as strategy director for Asia.
Based in Singapore, Christian will focus on developing and driving the company’s strategic priorities in the region. With local presence in Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong and Malaysia, Markel seeks to further its links with local insurers and distributors, as well as develop new products that cater for emerging risks and meet the evolving needs of Asian businesses.
Matt Cannock, Managing Director of Markel Asia said: “Christian’s appointment underlines our ambition for the region as we foster new alliances and partnerships. He is an experienced strategy and business development professional and so will be invaluable as we continue to grow our portfolio in Asia.”
Christian joins the team in Singapore from Abbey Tax, a Markel International company based in the UK, where he was the managing director and was primarily responsible for developing the company into one of UK’s leading dedicated tax advisory businesses.
Before joining Abbey Tax, Christian was a strategy and development executive at Markel’s London office and prior to that he was with global management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group.