Markel International has announced the appointment of Alex Holcroft as Political Risk Underwriter, based in Singapore.

In his new role, Mr. Holcroft will be responsible for expanding the company’s political risk and structured trade credit business to broaden Markel’s political risk offering.

He will report to Nicola Marriage, Senior Underwriter in London, and most recently served as Underwriter in the Political Risk and Structured Trade Credit team at Sompo Canopius.

Mr. Holcroft will join the team of four based in Singapore led by Abhishek Chhajer, Senior Underwriter.

Ewa Rose, Managing Director of Markel’s Trade Credit, Political Risk and Surety business, said: “Alex’s appointment reflects the continuing investment across our product portfolio.

“The Asia Pacific region remains rich in opportunities both for our trade credit and political risk business and for Markel’s broader range of products.