Markel recruits Sam Pik Ying as specialist marine underwriter

Markel International, the London-based subsidiary of Markel Group, has recruited Sam Pik Ying as a specialist marine underwriter, based in the firm’s Singapore office. She joins from MS Amlin. Ying will underwrite general marine and marine liabilities, including ship-owners P&I, charterers, ship repairs and marina operations, alongside energy liability business.

She will report to Colin Fordham, Director of Asia, and will cover Markel’s marine portfolio in both South and South East Asia.

At MS Amlin Ying was responsible for underwriting a P&I portfolio. Previously, she worked at Charles Taylor.

Christian Stobbs, Managing Director for Asia, commented: “We welcome Sam to our growing team as Markel strengthens our marine capabilities in Asia. With her strong P&I background, Sam will be a great addition, and we look forward to working with her as we expand our presence in the region, particularly in South and South East Asia.”