BADEN-BADEN DIALOGUE SESSION Weathering climate Change

Stefan Reese, Head Property Treaty UW Northeast Europe, Swiss Re & Michael Walz, Natcat specialist, Swiss Re on what climate change means to EMEA

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Swiss Re Dialogue Session

Stefan Reese, Head Property Treaty UW Northeast Europe, Swiss Re & Michael Walz, Natcat specialist, Swiss Re on what climate change means to EMEA

Date and time

14 October 2020, 09.00 – 09.40 am

About the webinar

Stefan Reese, Head Property Treaty UW Northeast Europe, Swiss Re & Michael Walz, Natcat specialist, Swiss Re on what climate change means to EMEA. What can we as an industry do to make the societies and economies more resilient?

The speakers

Stefan Reese, Head Property Treaty UW Northeast Europe, Swiss Re, received his doctorate in physical geography with a focus on natural hazards from the University of Kiel. He has 20 years of experience in all aspects of risk assessment and natural hazard research including modelling, population information and education, warning systems, and scientific and socio-economic vulnerability and risk studies.

From 1998 to 2006 he worked in research at the Institute of Geography at the Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel. In 2006 he moved to the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (Niwa) in Wellington, New Zealand, as head of a national multi-hazard programme. His work focused on risk and damage analysis, post disaster activities (Tsunami Samoa, Solomon Island, Java, Brisbane Flood, Christchurch Earthquake etc), IPCC, social science natural hazards and climate change studies as well as government consultancy. Stefan Reese joined Swiss Re in 2012, as an expert for atmospheric natural hazards.

 

Michael Walz, Natcat specialist, Swiss Re, has been working in the Cat Perils EMEA team for 1.5 years specialized in atmospheric natural hazards. Michael holds a PhD in European Winter Storms from the University of Birmingham in England. Prior to that he completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Meteorology at the Free University of Berlin.