Schmidt, Jan

Schmidt, Jan

Head of Space at Swiss Re

Jan Schmidt is head of the Space department at Swiss Re and is in charge of Swiss Re's Space insurance portfolio. Among his management tasks he is involved in the day to day business of assessing and underwriting Space risks from Swiss Re's headquarters in Zurich. Â Jan has 5 years engineering experience, having worked as a rocket engineer for MAN Technologie AG in Munich after graduating from the Technical University of Konstanz in Germany. He then changed across to the insurance world and joined Swiss Re Germany as a Space Underwriter in October 2000. In 2001 Jan relocated to Swiss Re's headquarters in Zurich. Since May 2008 Jan has been leading the global Space insurance activities at Swiss Re. Since 2009, Jan has been a member of the Space Risk Study Group of the International Union of Aerospace Insurers (IUAI) and is the past chairman of the Space Risk Study Group. Jan is also a past member of the Global Future Council on Space Technologies of the World Economic Forum and is continuing as a member of the WEF Expert Community.

Sessions
Space Sustainability: Industry Ratings and Incentives
Monday, May 6 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM