Date: 28/10/2014

Markel Appoints Professional and Financial Risks Senior Underwriter

Markel International, London, October 28, 2014 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, announces the appointment of Pushpa Sriwignarajah as senior underwriter in its professional and financial risks division, to further develop its emerging risk business.

Pushpa joins Markel from CNA Insurance Company Ltd, where she was senior underwriter for technology and cyber risks. Prior to this Pushpa held the same role in technology insurance specialty at Chubb Insurance Company of Europe.

At Markel Pushpa will be reporting to senior underwriter, Scott Bailey, and will be helping to drive the division’s emerging risk business, including technology, media and telecommunications professional indemnity as well as cyber.

James Hastings, divisional managing director of professional and financial risks, commented: “We are delighted to build out our emerging risk team with Pushpa’s appointment. Pushpa has vast experience and expertise that will help us develop in this fast evolving and complex market. “


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Markel International 020 7953 6000

Michael Henman, Director of Communications

About Markel International:
Markel International Limited is a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through eight divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel International Insurance Company Limited. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal, tax and human resources consultancy services. For more information please visit us at