Markel has appointed Abhishek Chhajer to head up its trade credit business in Asia Pacific.

Singapore-based Chhajer is responsible for building both corporate and banking relationships.

He moved to Markel from Atradius’ India operations where he was head of commercial and deputy country head.

“Having worked in the region and in the trade credit business for nearly ten years, Abhiskek has a range of well established contacts that will be valuable as we grow our business in the region,” says Ewa Rose, managing director of Markel’s trade credit division.

Rose also says that the firm is looking to build up its business with large and mid-sized companies across Asia and Australasia.