Edi Schmid Chairman Swiss Re Institute and Group Chief Underwriting Officer

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Professional experience

Edouard Schmid joined Swiss Re in 1991 as a risk analyst, developing catastrophe models and supporting property catastrophe underwriting on a global basis. Since 1996, he was a team leader in the Cat Perils unit, until he became Head Cat Perils & Retrocession in 2002. From 2003 until 2008 he was based in Hong Kong as Chief Underwriter Property & Specialty Asia. He returned to Zurich in 2008 and served as Head Property & Casualty Risk and Actuarial Management, and, concurrently, as Chief Risk Officer Corporate Solutions from 2011. In May 2012 he became Head Property & Specialty Reinsurance.  

Edouard Schmid was appointed Group Chief Underwriting Officer and member of the Group Executive Committee as of July 2017. With effect from 1 July 2019, he also serves as Chairman of the Swiss Re Institute.

Educational background

  • Master’s degree in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland

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