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Jens Mehlhorn Head Property Treaty Underwriting Japan

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Jens Mehlhorn leads the Property Underwriting team in Japan and is responsible for the quality and profitability of the portfolio. Passionate about closing the protection gap, Jens has a keen interest in generating new business in Japan through collaborating closely with clients to develop innovative insurance products.

Jens joined Swiss Re in March 2000 as a Natural Catastrophe Specialist. Between 2003 and 2014, he was the Head of Flood Group where he led and built up Swiss Re's flood risk assessment tool landscape. In 2014, he was the Head of Property Underwriting responsible for the property treaty business in Latin America.

Prior to joining Swiss Re, Jens coordinated the Post Graduate School of Natural Catastrophes at the University in Karlsruhe Germany and worked at the National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Science in New Zealand.

He has a PhD in Natural Sciences from University of Freiburg, Germany.