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Christoph Nabholz Chief Research Officer Swiss Re Institute

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Christoph is Chief Research Officer and Head of the Research & Engagement team at the Swiss Re Institute.

Christoph's team manages Swiss Re's Strategic Council to deliver executive advice and foresight on risks across a broad and rapidly evolving business landscape. His research team enhances Swiss Re's market intelligence and contributes to thought leadership on major industry topics.

Uniquely positioned the R&D team explores risk ideas, creates novel risk insights and shapes business propositions with leading academic and industry partners. Exciting new business propositions are developed with business colleagues until they are ready for commercialisation.

New research content is published and leveraged to shape industry dialogue at the Centre for Global Dialogue. Our bespoke programmes provide executives of clients a fresh look at risk and insurance by granting access to experts, interaction with Swiss Re's executives and support insights that will help them to develop their business.

Christoph started at Swiss Re in 2002 and held several research and business functions. Most recently he headed Life & Behaviour R&D at the Swiss Re Institute and before was Head Business Development at the Centre for Global Dialogue. He served Global Life & Health Underwriting in various technical roles.

Prior to Swiss Re he was a postdoctoral research fellow in genomics at Harvard University. He received a diploma in biochemistry from the University of Basel and a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Freiburg in Switzerland.

Christoph, born in 1970, is a Swiss citizen and father of two children.

April 2021

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  • Blog ​From coffee to COVID: An OECD icon reflects on resilience and well-being

    Christoph Nabholz Chief Research Officer

  • Blog ​Will COVID-19 innovations trigger a molecular revolution?

    Christoph Nabholz Chief Research Officer

  • Blog ​The danger of long-COVID: why we need to stay vigilant

    Christoph Nabholz Chief Research Officer

  • Blog ​Behavioural economics: Predicting the irrational in a data-driven world

    Christoph Nabholz Chief Research Officer