The PERILS Team
The PERILS team consists of highly experienced re/insurance professionals
with educational backgrounds in natural sciences, mathematics, civil engineering, finance and business administration. Our combined insurance industry experience is over 60 years. Non-core administrative activities,
such as office IT management and development, accounting and human resources services, are outsourced to third parties. As a result, our team can focus fully on our core activity which is the aggregation and provision of industry-wide catastrophe insurance data.
CEO PERILS AG
Luzi Hitz (email: luzi.hitz (AT) perils.org) has a 14-year track record in the reinsurance industry. He has held various risk management and under-
writing leadership positions at Swiss Re, Glacier Re and Asia Capital Re. Through-
out his career, Luzi has been involved in natural catastrophe risk assessment and management and has published numerous papers and speeches about the subject. He holds a Master’s degree in geology and a PhD in geophysics.
Georg Andrea (email: georg.andrea (AT) perils.org) has 17 years of professional experience in the reinsurance industry. Georg’s areas of expertise are underwriting, enterprise exposure management and probabilistic Nat Cat model development. Prior to joining PERILS he worked for PartnerRe heading the exposure control team and from 1999 to 2005 he was responsible for the development of Partner Re’s proprietary earthquake risk analysis tool (CatFocus EQ). In this role he assisted in pricing and designing parametric EQ covers. Georg holds an M.sc in Geophysics from ETH Zürich where he specialized in Seismology.
Edina Gallos (email: edina.gallos (AT) perils.org) has over a decade of professional experience in design and communication. Following her training as a multimedia producer at the School of Audio Engineering (Zurich), she has worked in the areas of digital arts, graphics and web design, specializing in corporate communications for both printed and electronic media for the last three years.
Sales & Products
Over the last 15 years, Eduard (Edi) Held (email: eduard.held (AT) perils.org) has worked in finance, risk man-
agement, e-commerce, and natural catastrophe risk assessment and model development. Prior to joining PERILS, Edi was CFO for Swiss Re in Asia. Edi has a Master’s degree in mathematics and a PhD in atmospheric sciences. During his professional career, Edi has authored numerous speeches and papers on natural catastrophe risk assessment.
Catherine Weber (email: catherine.weber (AT) perils.org) has 17 years of professional experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Catherine has worked as a property underwriter, client relationship manager and communication & event manager both in Zurich and in Paris. She holds a diploma of the Business School EAD (Ecole d’Administration et de Direction des Affaires, Paris).