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Markel Appoints Trade Credit Underwriter and Senior Risk Analyst in New York

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation has appointed Jennifer Chang as underwriter and senior risk analyst in its trade credit and political risk operation in New York.

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Jennifer will report to Phil Amlot, head of trade credit and political risk, Americas and she will work closely with senior underwriter Howard Lee and underwriter Christen Mizell. She will also support Arjan van de Wall, development director for the team globally, based in the US.

Jennifer has nine years' experience in the trade credit insurance industry and has broad expertise in both commercial and risk underwriting. Most recently she spent four years as senior underwriter at Zurich American Insurance Company in New York and prior to that held senior positions at AIG and QBE. Jennifer was instrumental in supporting the establishment of Zurich's excess of loss capabilities and QBE Americas' trade credit division.

Phil Amlot said: "Jennifer has an established track record of building successful businesses and teams, of technical excellence and product development. She brings broad broker and client contacts to our operation and will play an important role in developing our US trade credit and political risk business."  

Ewa Rose, managing director of Markel's trade credit, political risk and surety business, said: "Jennifer's appointment reflects Markel's continuing investment across our product portfolio. The Americas region remains rich in opportunities for our trade credit and political risk business and we look to capitalize on the cross selling opportunities that exist within Markel's broader portfolio. Jennifer's broad underwriting experience will be a huge asset to our organization and we are delighted to have her on board." 

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Markel International is a subsidiary 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., Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A. and Markel Seguradora do Brasil S.A. Markel International also manages the business of Abbey Protection Group which provides legal and professional fees insurance cover as well as legal and tax consultancy services. For more information please visit us at

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Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company's principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company's businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at

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