Sundeep Khera to lead as Head of Marine, UK and Lloyd’s

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New Delhi: AXA XL has elevated Sundeep Khera as Head of Marine, UK and Lloyd’s market, effective 1 July 2021, and Global Head of Hull, effective immediately.

Based in Singapore, Khera is currently AXA XL’s Head of Marine, Asia-Pacific. In his new roles, he will be responsible for driving strategic, profitable expansion across the UK & Lloyd’s region and the division’s Global Hull books of business.
Khera will move to London, UK, to take the charge of his new roles. He will step down from his role as Head of Marine, Asia-Pacific in July, to ensure the smooth handover and transition of his current responsibilities.

Khera has been with AXA for more than eight years. He joined AXA Corporate Solutions in 2013 as a Regional Manager, Asia – Marine & Transport Risk Consulting. And later appointed as Head of Marine in 2015. Following the completion of AXA’s acquisition of XL Catlin in 2019, Khera was appointed Head of Marine, Asia-Pacific.

Over the span of his 25-year career in the marine industry, Khera also worked for five years at Emirates Shipping Line in several senior management roles, including GM, Operations – South East Asia and Vessel Planning Manager, Operations.

He had previously 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.

In addition to his professional qualifications and experience, Khera also holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

Commenting on the Sundeep Khera’s appointment, Peter Welton, CUO – 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,” said Peter Welton, CUO – Marine, Energy & Aerospace, UK & Lloyd’s market – AXA XL on the appointment of Sundeep Khera.

“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,” added Welton.

“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,” said Anne-Marie Elder, Global CUO Marine & CUO Marine, Americas

“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,” she added.

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