Swenja Surminski

Associate Principal


In addition to her role at Vivid, Swenja is Head of Adaptation Research at the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics, overseeing projects on climate risk management and resilience, insurance, Loss and Damage and private sector adaptation.

She was a Visiting Academic at the Bank of England, working on the bank’s first ever climate change report, sits on the OECD High-Level Advisory Board on the financial management of large scale catastrophes and is the Business and Industry Lead for the UK Government’s Climate Change Risk Assessment.

Swenja is the author of several publications on these topics, and a contributing author to the IPCC.  In addition to her academic career Swenja has spent more than 10 years in the international insurance industry working on climate risks and risk management.

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