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The Jury - Science Visionary

Prof. Dr. Alexander Braun

Director, Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)

Alexander Braun is a director at the Institute of Insurance Economics at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland and an Associate Professor of Insurance and Capital Markets. After studying in Mannheim and Melbourne and initial work in the capital markets division of Lehman Brothers in London, he earned his doctorate and habilitation at the HSG. Throughout his academic career, he completed stays at the University of Michigan, the University of Essex, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Temple University. Mr. Braun's research focuses on innovation in the insurance industry, and he has published works on digital transformation, new risk transfer instruments, and the impacts of climate change and natural disasters. With over 15 years of experience as a scholar and practitioner in risk management, insurance, and financial markets, he brings a wealth of expertise to his field.


Prof. Dr. Claudia Lehmann

Professor of Digital Innovation in Service Industries @HHL


Prof. Dr. Diane Robers

Professor for Service Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship, EBS University of Economics and Law

Prof. Dr. Diane Robers has been a passionate researcher and practitioner in the field of Service Innovation for 20 years. She holds a professorship of Management Practice at EBS University of Business and Law. Her motto is: "The financial services sector holds significant business potential in Europe through the use of AI and in collaboration with promising tech startups in Fintech, InsurTech, and RegTech.


Prof. Dr. Michaele Völler

Professor at TH Köln/ivwKöln and Director of the Research Center for the Insurance Market


Dr. Philipp Johannes Nolte

Senior Program Manager, InsurLab Germany

Philipp is responsible for the InsurLab Academy and the collaboration with the science sector. Additionally, he manages members and develops the service offerings of InsurLab Germany further.