Yordanka Velichkova

Yordanka Velichkova Cat Perils Portfolio Lead Swiss Re Institute

Yordanka Velichkova is the Cat Perils & Cyber team interface to internal stakeholders such as Underwriting and Risk Management, as well as external stakeholders such as regulators and investors on the topics of Nat Cat underwriting, Nat Cat portfolio performance and state-of-the-art process governance. Her team is responsible for embedding macro trends such a climate change and urbanisation in the Nat Cat underwriting processes of Swiss Re.

Prior to her current role, Yordanka was Swiss Re sidecar's programme lead. She has 8 years of transactional experience across all retrocession instruments.

Do not be surprised to hear Yordanka speaking in Japanese. She holds an Economics degree from the University of Tokyo, MSc in Operational Research from LSE and has worked as a consultant in Japan prior to joining Swiss Re in 2009.