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Stefan Reese Head Property Treaty UW Northeast Europe Property & Specialty Underwriting

Stefan Reese is Head of Property Treaty Underwriting for the Northeast European markets such as Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Russia. In his second role, he is responsible for a virtual team of specialists to develop new and innovative insurance products and solutions. Before joining Swiss Re in 2012, Stefan worked for several years as a researcher and lecturer at the University of Kiel.

In 2006, he moved to New Zealand to work for the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) in Wellington. At Niwa, Stefan led New Zealand's multi-hazard program focusing on risk and loss modelling, as well as national and international post-disaster activities (including New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands), and was active in improving risk management and enhancing community preparedness, both for natural hazards and climate change.

Stefan also worked as a government advisor for the New Zealand Government.

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