Samuel Scherling has been responsible for the ILS activities since 2007.
Prior to that, he was head of Property & Casualty Risk Models & Metrics and deputy head of P&C Risk Management at Swiss Re and responsible for modeling all of Swiss Re’s non-life risks with CHF 18 billion in premium and CHF 70 billion in reserves.
He joined Swiss Re in 1991, initially as an underwriter for the oil and petrochemical industries in various commercial and technical roles, from 1999 onwards as Director and Head of Energy Industry Solutions in Swiss Re New Markets. Subsequently, Samuel was a founding member of Swiss Re’s Alternative Asset Re unit, and as a Managing Director responsible for the modeling and underwriting of Swiss Re’s structured private equity transactions. In 2000 he was voted
Researcher / Analyst of the Year by the Review Worldwide Reinsurance Magazine. Upon moving to the United States in 2004, he became deputy Divisional Underwriting Officer for the Americas.
Samuel holds a master’s degree in chemistry from the University of Bern.