Founded in 2008, CelsiusPro is pioneering parametric insurance solutions to help its clients worldwide mitigate the effects of extreme weather and natural catastrophes.
Recognised as one of the InsurTech 100 2021, the world’s most innovative InsurTech companies
Recognised as a Top 10 InsurTech Company in Europe in 2018 by Insurance CIO Outlook magazine
Winner of the 2014 Australian Insurance Industry Awards (Innovation of the year)
Winner of the 2009 Swiss Insurance Innovation Award
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What defines us
What lies ahead requires seeing simplicity in complexity.
Being honest and genuine is the only way we will cut through the challenges ahead.
Success is being bold enough to venture into the unknown and explore breakthrough ideas.
Being determined in head and heart to make the most of what the future holds.
Our people are the key to us elevating parametrics from fringe to centre stage in climate risk protection. As a company, °CelsiusPro is self-reliant and adaptive, and enjoys uncertain situations. We have a positive mindset, if we can imagine it, we can innovate it. Above all, we enjoy understanding and sharing how the weather impacts the world.
Thomas is a partner of BLR & Partners, a Swiss advisory and investment boutique with a group of seasoned professionals with complementary business backgrounds. Thomas was working for more than 30 years with Accenture and for 17 years as Managing Director and CEO Accenture Switzerland and Head of Accenture Digital Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia, as well as Insurance Industry Lead Europe, Africa and Latin America of the Accenture Group. Next to his engagement with CelsiusPro, he is currently the Chairman at Swisscontact, a Swiss based NGO active in international development work across some 40 countries, Member of the shareholder board of Apleona GmbH in Germany, and member of the board of several other companies and institutions in Switzerland. Thomas holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen.
Mark founded CelsiusPro in 2008 with the view that climate change is a mega trend and affects the bottom line of companies and therefore new risk transfer products are pivotal. Mark was on the BoD of the Weather Risk Management Association (WRMA) 2012-2016. Mark has held various positions with Swiss Bank Cooperation and UBS in the area of FX, Rates and Collateral Trading as well as FX prime Brokerage Sales and trading platforms. Mark is a CFA Charter holder and has an MBA in Economics from the University of Rochester/Bern.
Stephan is Managing Partner of his independent consulting firm, and has been active as an entrepreneur and consultant in Switzerland, the USA, Europe and other international markets since 2002. His consulting firm Hostettler&Company is specialized in implementing sustainable value-based corporate governance. Furthermore, Stefan is lecturer for Corporate Governance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). Prior to this, he worked in Switzerland for a major bank in the area of financial analysis and in the USA in consulting on corporate finance and corporate governance.
Gabriela is serving as Executive Chairwoman of Acqupart Holding AG an international investment management company based in Switzerland. Prior to starting her own company Gabriela worked for Swiss Re Group for more than a decade and was appointed Managing Director. She is currently serving as Vice President of the board of the Latin America Chamber of commerce in Switzerland. Gabriela holds a master in Law from the University of Neuchâtel and an L.L.M in international business law with a published thesis on the Gulf Monetary Union from the University of Zurich. She is admitted to the Swiss bar and is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel and an alumna of IMD Business School. She is also board member elect to the American Swiss Foundation in New York.
Max has spent the past three decades investing across a range of private and public companies, with an emphasis in technology, natural resources, farming and real estate. He currently serves in Board and Advisory positions in companies based in the United States, Australia, South America, Germany and Switzerland.
Sebastian is our Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is leading the development of white label platform solutions, including CelsiusPro`s Big Data Architecture accessing and processing terabytes of environmental data. He is responsible for R&D related to natural catastrophe risk modelling and the implementation of analytic tools with the aim to structure and price parametric insurance products. Sebastian is specialized in understanding the needs and challenges of weather-affected industries as well as developing scalable software solutions by using data science and predictive analytics approaches. He has been working for leading private weather service providers for over 10 years, where he has been part of the executive management team, responsible for the business sectors insurance, retail and agriculture. Sebastian holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology and Geophysics from the University of Innsbruck and a Master in Business Intelligence from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences.
Simone heads Business Development and Growth at CelsiusPro. Her role spans branding, marketing and communications through sales and consulting. She spent the predominant part of her career working in finance across a wide range of positions. From 2012-2017, she held the position of Chief of Staff to the President of UBS Wealth Management, heading the Executive Office as well as a number of cross-bank key strategic programs. She left the bank in 2018, and has since consulted impact focused companies in their set up. Prior work experience includes Zurich Financial Services, Unilever, and Young & Rubicam. Throughout her career she has been very active in diversity, philanthropy, and sustainability and holds a number of board positions in those areas. She holds an Honours degree, Bachelor of Law with French (LLB), has studied finance and behavioural economics at Harvard Business School and is an alumni of INSEAD (AMP).
Igor Nussbaumer heads operations at CelsiusPro. He is responsible for overseeing the daily operations and co-owns responsibility for the planning and implementation of business strategies and the establishment of policies and procedures promoting company vision and culture. His prior roles span finance, tech, biotech as well as platform-driven organisations. Prior work experience includes UBS, Coople Ltd. Yodoba Ltd., Favoris Ltd. As a consultant, he was specialized in turnaround management and re-organisation. He also co-founded two companies and one institution with the purpose of protecting the Atlantic Rainforest in Brazil. Over many years he has supported two institutions: A hospice in Malawi and a school in a township of Cape Town in South Africa. He holds a Master’s of Science Psychology from the Zurich University.
Jonathan has been involved in the financial markets for the last 35 years having obtained experience in the Australian, London and Hong Kong markets. He holds an Economics Degree with Honours, and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of New England as well as a Graduate Diploma of Corporate Law from the University of Sydney. Jonathan is a Fellow at FINSA, a Senior Associate with ANZIFF and a Certified Insurance Professional. Has a proficient knowledge in all aspects of OTC derivatives, foreign exchange, commodity futures and equities markets. He has been CEO of CelsiusPro Australia Pty Ltd. since 2012 with a focus on Agriculture.