Senior team

Christian Stobbs

Christian Stobbs

Managing Director - Asia

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Christian is an experienced strategy and development professional – he joins the team in Singapore from Abbey Tax, a Markel International company based in the UK, where he was the managing director and was primarily responsible for implementing strategies and developed the company into one of UK’s leading dedicated tax advisory businesses.

Before joining Abbey Tax, he was a strategy and development executive at Markel’s London office and prior to that he was with global management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group.

Colin P Fordham

Colin P Fordham

Director - Asia

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Colin is a senior marine liability underwriter at Markel International’s Singapore office. He is responsible for liability underwriting, specializing in marine and transport-related risks.

Colin has been in the insurance industry for over 45 years, with extensive marine insurance experience in underwriting, claims and broking.

He joins Markel from another syndicate on the Lloyd’s Asia platform, Munich Re, where he held the same position and was involved in developing their marine liability book of business across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he was the general manager for SEAsia Group where he supervised a team of claims handlers and master mariners, along with a correspondent network in more than 20 countries. He is also a senior committee member of several associations in Singapore including Singapore Shipping Association.

Simon Moi

Simon Moi

Head of Professional & Financial Risks - Asia

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Simon is a very experienced financial lines underwriter with a strong background in portfolio management in Greater China. His areas of focus include professional indemnity and directors and officers liability.

Deepika Mathur

Deepika Mathur

CEO - India, Markel Services India Private Limited

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Deepika is the managing director of Markel International’s India office. She works closely with Lloyd’s India and The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) with whom she has been instrumental in the setting up of the office

Deepika is the principal point of contact for all of Markel’s Indian business and works closely with Markel’s underwriting teams across all product lines to ensure that Markel remains a flexible, customer focused and relevant reinsurer in India.

With over 20 years in India’s insurance sector, Deepika joins Markel from general insurer HDFC ERGO where she was the executive vice president and was responsible for underwriting and managing claims for financial lines and casualty (PFR) as well as new products. At HDFC ERGO, she incubated and launched new products including solar loss of cover. Prior to that, she was the vice president at Almondz Reinsurance Brokers and head of finpro at Marsh in India.

Deepika has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics and Applied Statistics, from University of Rajasthan.

Hu Qianhai

Hu Qianhai

Director of Underwriting, Markel Underwriting Division China

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