PhD in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH). Former: Head, Risk Research Relations; Head, Atmospheric Perils Group; Chief Nat Cat Modeler. Currently, Head, Sustainability & Political Risk Management, Swiss Re. Since 2009, Member, Official Swiss Delegation to the UNFCCC climate negotiations. Lecturer on economics of climate adaptation, ETH. Member: Adaptation Board, Institute at Columbia University; Steering Committee, ProClim, Switzerland; Advisory Board, Competence Center Energy and Mobility; Center for Climate Systems Modeling, ETH; Energy Advisory Board, INSEAD, Fontainebleau.