Thomas Kessler

Principal Finance Specialist (Disaster Insurance)
, Asian Development Bank
Profile / Bio: 

Thomas has more than 25 years of experience in the private reinsurance market having actively managed risks, developed (re)insurance markets and implemented innovative insurance solutions for the private and public sector to close the protection gap in the area of natural hazard, credit, political, property and casualty, agriculture and life & health risks. Since 2018 at the Asian Development Bank and in his current role in the Sector Group Finance, his mandate is to support the development of sustainable and climate finance solutions, amongst else leveraging the value proposition of the insurance industry, and to unlock private sector capital and investments into resilient infrastructure, blue and green SME, and disaster risk financing.



Title Date Learning Materials Topic
Disaster Risk Finance Insurance incl. Cat and Resilience Bonds 06 September 2016 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Social Development and Protection
Introduction 27 January 2022 Document Finance, Environment
List of participants 14 November 2023 Document Environment, Finance, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management, Water
Meeting Summary 14 November 2023 Document Environment, Finance