Allianz Commerce in Asia Pacific appoints Regional Head of Surety and Ensures

Allianz Trade in Asia Pacific appoints Regional Head of Surety and Guarantees

Chris Markesteijn

Chris Markesteijn to move surety and ensures operations in Asia Pacific

Allianz Commerce in Asia Pacific is happy to nominate Chris Markesteijn as Regional Head of Surety and Ensures with impact from 1 August 2023. Primarily based in Singapore, Mr Markesteijn will report on to Regional CEO of Allianz Commerce in Asia Pacific Paul Flanagan and matrix report into International Head of Surety Sean McGroarty. He’s changing Christopher Shortell who’s assuming the function of Surety Companies Director at Allianz Commerce in Americas.

Previous to this appointment, Mr Markesteijn was the Head of Multinationals International Surety, a job he held since early 2022 and answerable for increasing the surety enterprise with multinational accounts. He joined Allianz Commerce in 2014, from there he took up a spread of positions within the surety and ensures discipline within the Netherlands and was the Senior Danger Supervisor of Group Surety Group between 2020 and 2022. Earlier than Allianz Commerce, Mr Markesteijn labored for a number of banks and monetary corporations which constituted a part of his 18-year expertise within the monetary business. 

Commenting on Mr Markesteijn’s appointment, Mr Flanagan says, “We’re excited to have Chris becoming a member of us and bringing alongside practically a decade of expertise within the surety and ensures discipline with Allianz Commerce. Asia Pacific is a various area by way of buyer wants and enterprise association. I’m assured that Chris has the talents and the instruments to guide this line of enterprise, which has been rising at a fast tempo in recent times, to new heights.” Mr McGroarty provides, “APAC is a crucial a part of our international surety platform and capabilities. Chris brings a robust business focus and diversified talent set as our new regional chief.” 

Mr Markesteijn says, “I’m very honoured to be appointed as Regional Head of Surety and Ensures APAC and I’m very grateful for the years I spent within the Dutch and International Surety groups wherein we confirmed a robust sustainable development path. Along with our skilled surety groups in APAC, I look ahead to proceed that sustainable development journey on this superb a part of the world, whereas leveraging on our native experience and the worldwide footprint that Allianz Commerce is providing.”

Mr Flanagan concludes, “I additionally want to congratulate Christopher Shortell for his 30-year profession spent in Asia. I want him and his household nothing however the perfect and I belief he’ll proceed his success with our Americas group.”


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