Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Zong Wen Lee as assistant underwriter in its trade credit and political risk team in Singapore.

Lee will be responsible for servicing client accounts as well as supporting the existing underwriters and senior risk analysts, Dillon Matthews and Nick Davies, as they continue to grow the trade credit and political risk book in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.

He joins Markel from JLT where he has served as senior executive broker for the credit, political and security risks team since 2016.

Prior to JLT, he was an executive account manager for Coface, also in Singapore, from 2015.

In a statement on the appointment, Adrian Jones, head of strategy for trade credit in Asia and the Middle East, says: “Zong Wen will be a great addition to the team in Singapore and his appointment is a reflection of our running success in building on our presence in the region.

“His previous roles at JLT and Coface have given him a solid foundation in trade credit and political risk insurance and we are confident his support to Dillon and Nick will be invaluable as the team continues to grow the book in Singapore and expand further into Asia Pacific.”

Markel International is a division of Markel Corporation in the US and offers insurance and reinsurance for the marine and energy, professional and finance risks sectors, as well as covering trade credit and political risk, through offices in Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK, LatAm and Canada.