Professor for Weather and Climate Risks, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland. PhD in Physics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH). Former: 2015: Head Business Development, Swiss Re. 2009-2015: Head, Sustainability & Political Risk Management, Swiss Re. 2008: Head, Risk Research Relations. 2000-2008: Head, Atmospheric Perils Group; Chief Nat Cat Modeller. 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.