Markel International, a subsidiary of the Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), has appointed Priyesh Pradhan as a financial lines underwriter.
In his new position, Pradhan will be based in India, where he will work together with the Professional and Financial Risks (PFR) team to develop and manage Markel’s liability portfolio, reporting to Anirudh Singh, chief underwriting officer of Markel India.
Pradhan joins Markel International with more than 16 years of experience in the insurance industry. During this time, he has worked across various insurance companies – including the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Ergo General Insurance Company Ltd – handling diverse roles in business development and liability underwriting.
Speaking of the new appointment, Singh commented: “In line with expanding Markel’s capabilities within India, we are delighted to welcome Priyesh to the team. With his strong network of local contacts and experience in underwriting and managing clients, we believe he will make a positive impact on our current offerings for clients within the region.”
Christian Stobbs, managing director of Markel International in Asia, added: “We look forward to having Priyesh join our team in India, which will allow us to grow our underwriting expertise and expand our business in Asia. In line with our aim to expand the Asia business, it is vital that we have underwriting expertise in the respective local markets to ensure we meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.”