Kohler, Dirk

Insurance Advisor

Profile
  • Dirk Kohler
    INSTITUTE:
    UNU-EHS
    OFFICE:
    The Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)
    E-MAIL:
    kohler@ehs.unu.edu
    PHONE:
    +49-(0)-228-8150-649
    NATIONALITY:
    Germany

    Education

    • Insurance License, Financial Market Authority Liechtenstein (FMA)
    • Insurance License, Financial Market Authority Switzerland (FINMA)

    Appointments

    • 2016-2017: Managing Director, ICA Institutional Capital Associates GmbH
    • 2003-2016: Managing Director, GSDP Global Sustainable Development Project (SARL)
    • 2006-2016: Founder and CEO, CarbonRe AG
    • 1987-2003: Senior Project Manager, GERLING Group of Insurance Companies

    Biographical Statement

    Dirk P Kohler was founder and CEO of CarbonRe AG, a Swiss-based expert insurance service specializing in climate change and clean energy technologies. With a background in applied economics, environmental management and insurance, Dirk has been associated with GERLING Group of Insurance companies and GERLING Consulting Group since 1987. In 1998 he initiated the GERLING Sustainable Development Project GmbH (GSDP) to move GERLING into Sustainable Development. He took over GSDP in a management buy out in 2003 and merged the company with CarbonRe in 2006.

    Mr Kohler is co-founder of United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), its climate change working group, and was accredited by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Dirk was awarded World Finance Carbon Market Awards 2011 for Best Overall Contribution to Insurance (Global) and M&A International 2012 as Swiss clean energy expert of the year.