Markel strengthens operations with China-based underwriting and analytics appointments

Martin He (left) joins as Marine Underwriter, George Ke (middle) as PFR & Cyber Underwriter, while Lei Wang (right) appointed Manager of Model Analytics & Reporting.
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Markel today announced three new appointments to strengthen its presence in China: Martin He has been hired as Marine Underwriter, George Ke as Professional Financial Risks and Cyber Underwriter, and Lei Wang joins Manager of Model Analytics and Reporting.

He joins Markel from Howden’s specialty logistics division and will report to Qianhai Hu, Underwriting Director at Markel, China and will work closely with the marine underwriting team to drive growth and strengthen relationships with clients and brokers, Markel said.

He brings nearly 15 years of experience in marine insurance, covering areas such as cargo, project cargo, stock-throughput, cargo war, hull war, specie & fine arts, marine liability, political violence, and multinational accounts.

George Ke has been appointed PFR & Cyber Underwriter and will also report to Qianhai Hu. 

He previously worked at Yuanbao Technology as Cyber Insurance Product Director, advising Chinese insurers on cyber risk assessment and pricing. Ke also spent six years at Chubb Insurance, handling financial lines including Cyber, D&O, FI, and PI.

Lei Wang has been named Manager of Model Analytics & Reporting and will report to Christopher Bailey, Global Head of Capital at Markel, based in London. 

She will help the specialist (re)insurer with decision-making and risk management efforts in Lloyd’s and Markel globally and joins from AIG Japan, where she was Head of ERM Analytics for two years. Wang has been with AIG since 2012, holding senior capital modelling roles at AIG Shanghai Analytics Centre and AIG Europe. 

Qianhai Hu commented, “I’m thrilled to welcome Martin He and George Ke to the Markel family. He’s deep understanding of the marine insurance sector makes him a valuable addition to our team, particularly as China’s maritime industry continues to rapidly expand and evolve.

Ke’s insight on China market will enhance our PFR & cyber underwriting services in emerging risk areas. With them on board, we’re confident in our ability to better meet the evolving needs of our clients in China and further strengthen our position in that market.”

Christopher Bailey also commented on Wang’s appointment: “Wang’s role will focus on enhancing Markel’s analytical capabilities and reporting processes, supporting the company’s strategic decision-making and risk management efforts in Lloyd’s and Markel globally.”

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