RICHMOND, Va., May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel
Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Helen Xu has joined as Senior Director, Markel
Specialty Programs. She will lead triaging and onboarding new
programs as well as portfolio management for the existing and newly
delegated programs for the Markel Specialty division.
"We are excited for Helen to lead the continued growth of Markel
Specialty Programs. She is a collaborative leader with fluency in
program strategy, triaging, onboarding, due diligence, data and
analytics, and program portfolio management," said Jeff Lamb, Executive Director, Programs and
Alliances, Markel Specialty.
Xu has more than 20 years of industry experience with a strong
program background. Her most recent position was with QBE
North America as Vice President, Program Due Diligence and Program
Management where she was responsible for triaging and assessing new
program opportunities, managing the due diligence and vetting
process, and building analytical models while assuming profit and
loss responsibility of newly launched programs. Prior to QBE, Xu
was the Westchester Programs Strategy Analysis and Senior Program
Manager for Chubb, Ltd.
Xu earned her MBA from New York
University's Stern School of Business and bachelor's degree
from the University of International Business and
Economics. She also holds Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
and Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
"Markel has been in the program space for more than 40 years.
With improved market conditions, we have been able to work with a
robust pipeline of opportunities and in a position to increase our
program implementation," said Lamb. "With Helen's expertise, we
look forward to continuing to build our Specialty Programs team and
provide unique capabilities."
Xu will report to Lamb and is based out of Summit, New Jersey.
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. Markel®
is a registered trademark of the Markel Corporation. Visit
Markel on the web at markel.com.
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