Markel International Appoints Bryan Dressler as Head of Warranty and Indemnification

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LONDON, June 8, 2022 /CNW/ — Markel International, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), has appointed Bryan Dressler as Head of Warranty and Indemnity (W&I) for its Professional and Financial Risks (PFR) division. This latest appointment is part of the organization’s strategy to develop market-leading offerings in niche sectors.

Bryan Dressler

Based at Markel London office, Dressler will report to David SawierDivisional Managing Director of PFR at Markel International, where he will be responsible for building a dedicated W&I team, which will focus on SMEs domiciled in the UK and the European Economic Area (EEA) whose equity value can reach $300 million. Dressler will also play a crucial role in growing Markel’s W&I footprint and contributing to the organization’s goal of underwriting up to $30 million gross written premium (GWP) in this area by 2025.

Prior to starting at Markel International, Dressler was Assistant Vice President for Transactional Risk Insurance Products at Arch Insurance. Prior to this role, he spent five years with JLT Specialty Limited, where he managed the W&I company’s investments, tax liability and contingent liability both in London and United States.

Commenting on Dressler’s appointment, Sawyer said, “Markel International’s wholesale division has supported coverholders in the W&I market since 2014 and manages a portfolio of approximately $75 million. With the wealth of knowledge and experience we have accumulated over these eight years, now seems like the perfect time to develop an in-house offering, and with Bryan on board, we have a market-leading person to execute this plan.”

Sawyer said, “Bryan has several years of experience as an underwriter and broker, with a strong background in managing in-house insurance offerings. With his cross-functional skills, we are confident he will be able to provide a sustainable long-term offering for customers in the W&I market.”

About Markel

Markel Corporation is a diversified financial holding company serving various niche markets. The principal activity of the company markets and underwrites specialized insurance products. In each of the Company’s activities, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service in order to be a market leader. The Company’s financial objectives are to achieve consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to create shareholder value. Markel® is a registered trademark of Markel Corporation. Visit Markel on the web at markel.com.

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