Date: 21/10/2019

Markel Announces Senior Moves Across Global Strategy and National Markets Teams

Markel International, London, October 21, 2019 --- Markel International, the specialist insurer, has announced that Simon Wilson will be appointed as managing executive of global strategy for insurance operations, Markel Corporation, with Henrik Bjornstad assuming the role of managing director of Markel International’s national markets division.

Effective January 1, 2020, Simon Wilson, who is currently managing director of national markets, will be appointed as managing executive of global strategy and will report to Robert Cox, president and chief operating officer for insurance operations, Markel Corporation.

Simon will be based in Richmond, Virginia, with responsibility for the global strategy teams in both Richmond and London. He will remain on the Markel International board.

Henrik Bjornstad, current head of strategy for insurance operations, Markel Corporation, will be appointed as managing director of national markets, from the London office, and will be reporting to William Stovin, president of Markel International.

Additionally, John Enright, strategy and development executive, will be appointed as head of strategy for Markel International, assuming responsibility of the strategy team based in London. John will report to Simon Wilson.

Commenting on the moves, William Stovin said: “Simon has excelled in every role he has taken on since joining Markel in 2010. Under his management over the last five years, the national markets division has become a fast-growing and profitable multi-national enterprise and so we look forward to seeing his achievements in this new global role, with John on the ground in London, to support.

“Henrik has done an outstanding job of setting up and developing an invaluable strategy function for Markel and we’ve no doubt that with his new focus on national markets the division will continue to grow.”




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About Markel International:
Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation, a US-based holding company trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MKL). Markel International writes insurance and reinsurance business through six divisions and through offices across the UK, Europe, Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Markel International’s insuring entities include Syndicate 3000, Markel International Insurance Company Limited, Markel Insurance SE., and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A..

Its UK national markets business also provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services.