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Annual Report 2018

Edouard Schmid

Edouard Schmid – Group Chief Underwriting Officer (photo)

Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Born: 1964
Nationality: Swiss

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.

Educational background

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