Edouard Schmid

Chairman Swiss Re Institute &
Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Born: 1964
Nationality: Swiss

Edouard Schmid – Chairman Swiss Re Institute & Group Chief Underwriting Officer (photo)

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. From 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 a 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 serves as Chairman of the SRI.

Educational background

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

External mandates

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

* Listed company