Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC

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Edouard Schmid was a member of the Group Executive Committee of Swiss Re Ltd from 1 July 2017 to 31 August 2020.

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. Following the merger of the Swiss Re Institute (SRI) with Group Underwriting, effective 1 July 2019, he also served as Chairman of the SRI.

External Appointments

  • Member of the Board of Directors New China Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Educational background

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

Created content

  • Blog ​An insight into Swiss Re's pandemic modelling

    Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC

  • Blog ​COVID-19 is an existential threat… but so is the climate crisis

    Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC

  • Blog ​Europe's forgotten winter storms: are we better prepared this season?

    Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC

  • Blog ​Risk, resilience and the road to a sustainable future

    Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC

  • Blog ​Averting a collision course with climate change

    Edi Schmid Underwriting Advisor to the Group EC