David Bresch

Director, Business Development, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

David Bresch is Director of Business Development, Global Partnerships, at Swiss Re.He is a member of the official Swiss delegation to the UNFCCC COP21. His previous roles include head of Sustainability & Political Risk Management unit, and head of Atmospheric Perils Group. He also served as Swiss Re’s chief architect for natural catastrophe risk assessment models. He is a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the UN Green Climate Fund, steering committee member of ProClim, and member of the Federal administration’s Advisory Body on Climate, Switzerland. He also serves as member of UNEP FI’s Climate Change Advisory Group and board member of WWF Switzerland. Mr. Bresch has a Master’s degree in Physics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich (ETH), a PhD at the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science at the ETH in 1998 and spent a year at MIT in Cambridge, USA, as research associate in science and policy of climate change.