• The Swiss Risk Award is an annual award for and outstanding contribution to risk management.
  • This can be a project or product submitted by an individual or group/team.
  • Must have been developed for the most part in Switzerland or for a company/institution with head office in CH.
  • Cash prize of CHF 2’500 and chance to present at a high-profile venue.

Judging process

  • Step 1 – Short nomination: 25.8.2023
  • Step 2 – Initial shortlisting by Award Committee*: 1.9.2023
  • Step 3 – Assessment with further information (presentations, papers, references etc.): 15.9.2023
  • Step 4 – Selection of winner and runner up by Judging Panel**: 3.10.2023
  • Ceremony during flagship event on 22.11.2023

* Award Committee: Anton Seidel (Swiss Re), Janos Blum (ZKB), Ioannis Akkizidis (Wolters Kluwer), Jean-Pierre Colombara (LGT), Kathrin Meier (Entrepreneur & Book Author, former Chief Risk Officer)

** Judging Panel: Roger Müller (CRO ZKB), Monica Mächler (BoD Zurich Insurance), Dominic Rau (Risk Management, Swiss Re), Volker Gloe (CRO Cembra Bank) and Prof. Josef Teichmann (ETH Zürich)


  • Cash prize of CHF 2’500. Note: in case of a group or firm winning, the prize money must be split.
  • Chance to present at a high profile venue, e.g. speaking slot at ETH Risk Days, speaking slot at SRA event (Swiss Risk Dinner or Chapter) etc.
  • All finalists will be honoured for their achievements with a Swiss Risk Association certificate.


Criteria for selection

  • Practical Impact: Improves (or has potential to improve) effectiveness/efficiency of risk management practices at a micro- or macro level
  • Originality/creativity: Candidates are “thinking outside the box”  as well as “looking at the bigger picture” while pushing/expanding the intellectual boundaries
  • Societal impact: What is the potential application in contributing to the risk management system from a societal perspective? I.e. is there a broader benefit for society? Or is this mainly for the benefit/competitive advantage of a few/select firms/institutions?

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