Ed recruits ex-Markel Asia Pacific head of credit

April 2 2019 by InsuranceAsia News Staff

Specialty wholesaler and reinsurance broker Ed, has appointed Abhishek Chhajer as head of credit, political risks and surety solutions, Asia Pacific.

He started on April 1, reporting to Stephen Britten, chief executive of Asia Pacific, and is based in Singapore.

Chaajer joins from Standard Chartered, where most recently he managed a project on buyer underwriting. Prior to Standard Chartered, he started and managed the underwriting P&L for Markel’s credit and political risk insurance division in the Asia Pacific region.

He has previously worked for Marsh and Willis (now Willis Towers Watson) as a credit insurance broker.

Britten said: “[Chhajer] has a 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.”