Benedikt Signer (President)
Benedikt Signer works on natural disaster risk financing and insurance at the World Bank. Previously he worked in the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery on partnerships and strategy where he focused on program strategy, cooperation with donors, and international policy such as engagement with the G20. Prior to GFDRR Benedikt has worked in the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, with a think tank in London as well as for a human rights organization in Guatemala. A dual Swiss-Austrian national Benedikt holds a Master’s degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA in International Relations from the University of Birmingham.
Bianca Adam is an economist at the World Bank focusing on climate change and resilience. She recently joined the World Bank’s Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program. She is also a member of the World Bank Group’s Task Force to Catalyze Climate Action, where she supports strategy development for the Low-Carbon Livable Cities Initiative. Previously, Bianca worked at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction & Recovery (GFDRR), where she contributed to a number of high profile initiatives, including the World Bank-EU-JapanResilience Dialogue series and the joint World Bank-UN report on the economics of disaster risk reduction “Natural Hazards, UnNatural Disasters. Italian by birth and European at heart, Bianca grew up in Brussels and holds a degree in European Economics from the University of Rome.