Insurance for a better world

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Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Start date: ASAP

 

The Geneva Association (GA) is the leading international think tank of the insurance industry and the only global association of insurance companies; its members are insurance and reinsurance CEOs. Established in 1973, The GA has achieved an international reputation for high-quality and forward-looking research on key trends likely to shape or impact the insurance industry.

Position

The Senior Researcher, New Technologies & Data will report to the Deputy Managing Director, Head of Research & Foresight.

 

This position is based out of The Geneva Association’s office in Zurich, combining in-office and remote work. The role is part of a small team and a modern working environment in the heart of Zurich. Some international travel is required.

 

Activities and responsibilities

  • Develop research roadmap for New Technologies & Data research program: identify key trends which are impacting or a likely to impact the insurance industry and its role in society, and propose priority trends / topics to be investigated. Examples of trends / topics:
    • Cryptocurrencies / cryptoassets
    • Platform ecosystems
    • Deepfake
    • Artificial intelligence / machine learning
    • Quantum computing
    • Computable contracts
    • Face recognition
    • Cloud developments
  • Produce two research papers per year: investigate trend / topic based on desktop research and interviews within and outside of the insurance industry; highlight  implications for insurers and their role in society; develop recommendations for insurers, policymakers or other stakeholders
  • Present key messages of papers in webinars and in-person events; proactively reach out to relevant stakeholders to convey key messages
  • Organize the annual Geneva Association New Technologies & Data conference: define agenda, identify and reach out to potential speakers / panellists, moderate the event (logistical support will be provided by the Events team)
  • Build network of experts on New Technologies & Data issues, both inside and outside the insurance industry: tech firms, academia, multilateral organizations
  • Lead and further develop the program working group, composed of representatives of Geneva Association member companies

 

Required skills and experience

Your profile should match the following requirements:

  • Master’s degree or PhD
  • 5 to 10 years of experience at the crossing of insurance and IT / data analytics / new technologies, either in the insurance sector or in consulting
  • Strong analytical and synthesis skills
  • Outstanding and demonstrable writing skills in English, ability to write research reports in English and tailored to a C-level audience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with senior executives
  • Native or fluent in English; other languages desirable

 

Personal characteristics

  • Curiosity, energy and creativity
  • Ability to deliver
  • Team player
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt

 

Interested candidates should send their CV and an accompanying covering letter to applications@genevaassociation.org. Finalists will be asked to provide 2 professional references. The start date is as soon as possible.

 

We are looking forward to hearing from you!