British Marine strengthens Singapore team with new hires

Fixed premium marine insurer British Marine has appointed Sebastian Tjornelund to the underwriting team in its Singapore office. He will take up the position of Head of P&I Underwriting for the Asia region.

Tjornelund brings more than 12 years’ underwriting experience in the Asia region. He joins from NorthStandard where he was Active Underwriter in the Club’s fixed premium business and tasked with managing Business Development, with specific focus on Asia.

In his new role, Tjornelund will be responsible for developing the British Marine P&I portfolio throughout the region and will report to Guy Pierpoint, Portfolio Manager for British Marine P&I.

Tjornelund will manage the existing team in the region, which has been further complemented by the appointment of Jamie Baggett, who joins the Singapore office as Senior Underwriter. Baggett joins from Eagle Ocean Marine, the fixed premium P&I business within American P&I Club, where he was Underwriter and Market Liaison. His focus there was also on Asian regional development.

Guy Pierpoint, Portfolio Manager, British Marine, said: “The strengthened underwriting team in Singapore will be looking to develop the business throughout the region, bringing their knowledge and expertise to these roles to further support our customers. This demonstrates our commitment to the business in the region and I am very pleased that we have been able to attract the level of talent that both Sebastian and Jamie bring with them.”

QBE Asia P&I office in Singapore was rebranded as British Marine as of January 1st 2023.