Philippe Tamwelius joins Lloyd's insurer's Sweden office

Markel International has appointed Philippe Tamwelius as a senior liability underwriter for Markel International Sweden.

Tamwelius has spent more than 22 years in the insurance industry. He worked for eight years at AIG Europe S.A. in both Paris and Stockholm, where he was chief underwriter for professional liability insurance. In addition, he worked for RSA Scandinavia for two years, where he managed a team of 12 senior underwriting managers for all commercial lines insurance products. He also held positions with Zurich and Trygg-Hansa.

Tamwelius will be based in Markel’s Stockholm office.

Ove Staaf, managing director of Markel International Sweden, said: “With more than twenty years in the insurance business, the recruitment of Philippe once again underlines Markel’s attractiveness to senior and experienced insurance professionals.”

Richard Fricker, director of overseas offices also added: “We are delighted to have attracted someone with Philippe’s track record. His appointment follows that of Tomas Nilsson as a claims manager in Stockholm earlier in the year. Today’s appointment underlines our strategic commitment to expand in the Nordic markets and to grow our insurance capabilities in the region”.