AXA XL has announced the appointment of Sundeep Khera as head of marine, UK and Lloyd’s market, effective 1 July 2021, and global head of hull, effective immediately.
Khera currently serves as head of marine, Asia-Pacific at AXA XL, based in Singapore. In his new roles, he will have responsibility for driving strategic, profitable expansion across the UK & Lloyd’s region and the division’s Global Hull books of business.
He will relocate to London to take up his new positions with the firm. AXA XL state Khera will step down from his current role in July to ensure a smooth transition of his current responsibilities.
Khera joined AXA in 2013 as a regional manager, Asia marine and transport risk consulting at AXA Corporate Solutions, later being appointed head of marine in 2015. In 2019, after the completion of AXA’s acquisition of XL Catlin, Khera was named head of marine, Asia-Pacific.
His career within the marine industry spans over 25 years, including five years at Emirates Shipping Line in a number of senior management roles, including general manager, operations, South East Asia and vessel planning manager, operations.
Prior to that, he has been master mariner/captain at Titan Ocean Pte Ltd / Petro Titan and Chem Oil Corporation/ Link Marine Pte Ltd, and before that had undertaken chief officer, 2nd officer and 3rd officer roles for BW Shipping.
Peter Welton, chief underwriting officer, Marine, Energy & Aerospace, UK & Lloyd’s market at AXA XL, said: “I’m delighted that Sundeep will be taking on responsibility for our London-based marine business. As a former Master Mariner/Captain in the field, Sundeep’s strength of leadership and depth of expertise will be key as we continue to serve our clients and support them in managing the risks they face today and in the future.”
Anne-Marie Elder, global chief underwriting officer, Marine & CUO Marine, Americas, added: “Sundeep has proven to be a hugely valuable member of the marine team and has built up a strong reputation both within AXA XL and the global marine insurance market. His high level of technical expertise and knowledge further strengthens our global hull business and his appointment is a demonstration of the bench strength we have available at AXA XL.”