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Antoine Bavandi is Global Head of the Public Sector, Parametric & Climate Resilience Solutions practice at Gallagher Re. He joined in 2022 and brings a wealth of experience combined private and public sector expertise in managing climate and disaster events, having held various roles in catastrophe portfolio management and underwriting, risk modelling, and climate risk finance and adaptation strategies.

The newly established practice helps manage the financial impact of climate and disaster risks on governments, (re)insurers, banks and businesses worldwide. It focuses on promoting financial preparedness, de-risking strategies, and leveraging established and innovative risk management tools, including through bespoke parametric products. The practice provides comprehensive climate resilience and adaptation solutions, working alongside advanced and emerging economies to accelerate the shift towards a more sustainable development.

Antoine previously worked with the Climate and Disaster Risk Finance team at The World Bank, where he led the Insurance and Analytics agenda and advised ministries of finance and central banks on designing and implementing risk financing and insurance solutions through analytical work and policy dialogue. A catastrophe risk modelling, underwriting and management expert, Antoine has also worked at Lloyd’s of London, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty and the European Space Agency. He holds degrees from École Centrale, Imperial College and Stanford University.

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