We are a boutique climate risk InsurTech company making it easy for people to trust life and business can continue, with climate change.

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Background

Founded in 2008, CelsiusPro is pioneering parametric insurance solutions to help its clients worldwide mitigate the effects of extreme weather and natural catastrophes. 

  • Listed on the 2022 InsurTech100, which recognizes the world's most innovative InsurTech companies

  • Listed on the 2021 InsurTech100, which recognizes the world's most innovative InsurTech companies

  • Recognized 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

Volcano Eruption, Guatemala, 2018

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Flooding, Eastern Australia, 2022

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Wildfire in Yakutia, Siberia 2021

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What defines us

Simplicity

What lies ahead requires seeing simplicity in complexity.

Sincerity

Being honest and genuine is the only way we will cut through the challenges ahead.

Courage

Success is being bold enough to venture into the unknown and explore breakthrough ideas.

Tenacity

Being determined in head and heart to make the most of what the future holds.

Wildfire, Arizona, 2018

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People

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.

Members of the Board
Thomas D. Meyer
Chairman of the Board

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 Rüegg
CEO / Delegate of the Board

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.

Dr. Stephan Hostettler
Member of the Board

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 Lippe-Holst
Member of the Board

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.

Maximilian von Finck
Member of the Board

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.

Key Team Members
Igor Nussbaumer
COO / Chief of Operations

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 Barratt
CEO CelsiusPro Australia Pty Ltd

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.

Nick Pewter
Head of Sales
Samuel Brown
Head of TCFD
Benoit Guillod
Head of Research & Development
Gian Semadeni
Head of Disaster Risk Finance (DRF) Consulting
Marco Ragaz
Head of Product Management
Joel Durand
Head of BD & Underwriting

Volcano eruption, Popocatepetl, 2021

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We're hiring

InsurTech Sales Manager 80%-100% (m/w/d) - DE/ENG

Offices

Switzerland

CelsiusPro
Seebahnstrasse 85
CH-8003 Zürich

+41 44 205 99 10
[email protected]

Australia

CelsiusPro
Lumley House, L14
309 Kent St
Sydney NSW 2000

+612 9994 8009
[email protected]

Snowstorm, U.S. East Coast, 2022

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Let’s talk about how we make it easy for you to trust life and business continue, with climate change.

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