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Who we are

We help the world adapt to climate change and mitigate the financial impact of weather risk

Meteo Protect is an insurance and reinsurance brokerage firm having the largest team in Europe dedicated exclusively to weather risk management.

From risk assessment to the hedging solution, we control each step of the value chain using our own weather database and our own pricing platform.


Management team

Gabriel Gross

Gabriel Gross

CEO and Co-Founder


Mr. Gross is a seasoned entrepreneurs with over twenty years of management experience.

More... He began his career with the London consulting firm of Oliver, Wyman & Company, before heading various services companies and digital technology start-ups in France and abroad, in particular the Centre Internet Européen (European Internet Center) in 1995, the first fixed-price Internet provider and the first company specializing in the development of e-commerce sites in France. A U.S. group bought the company four years later.

He is a Business Angel, founded a software company, and has repeatedly acted as interim manager for turnaround situations in the domain of Cleantech, energy, and services.

He is a graduate of the leading French business school, HEC, and is the author of three patents.

Daniel Jessula

Daniel Jessula

CFO and Co-Founder


Mr. Jessula brings extensive international experience in financial product brokering, obtained with the first interbank intermediary in Europe.

More... For 27 years, Mr. Jessula was General Secretary, Executive VP and administrator of the French and foreign subsidiaries of FINACOR, a financial institution among the leading European brokers. Familiar with all aspects of financial products and markets, Daniel succeeded in providing companies with solutions that were reserved for specialized financial market participants.

Mr. Jessula holds a postgraduate degree in Business Management from the University of Paris IX Dauphine.

Michael Koch

Michael Koch

COO


Mr. Koch has substantial leadership experience in various industries and geographies with a strong focus on generating sustainable growth as well as fast turnarounds.

More... Before joining Meteo Protect, Mr. Koch acted as President of LRN Corp in New York, one of the top three compliance education provider worldwide.

Prior, he served as CEO Wolters Kluwer Central & Eastern Europe then Wolters Kluwer France, charged with expanding the business through strong organic revenue growth and strategic acquisitions. Mr. Koch also has held several general management positions in the Paper and Packaging industry (Mondi Packaging) as well as in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry (Unilever and MAM).

Mr. Koch holds a Master's degree in Business Administration and Economics from Vienna University and attended the Stanford University Executive Program on Managing Innovation.

Financial strength

Meteo Protect designs and sells trustworthy and reliable insurance and financial product solutions.

All of our insurance products are underwritten by insurance companies with an A minimum rating from A.M Best, Standard and Poor’s or Moody’s.

This independent rating shows the quality and financial strength of our risk takers and guarantees the efficient settlement of claims to our clients.

Research & development

Meteo Protect devotes a significant part of its resources to research to advance scientific knowledge regarding the relationship between climate variability and the economy.

The R&D team is composed of researchers holding Ph.Ds and Masters in climatology, in finance or in IT. Several scientific projects and studies are carried out in collaboration with university laboratories and institutional partners.

Research is focused on increasing the reliability of weather data and downscaling for the local level, trends and forecasting, econometrics, and risk assessment methods.

The scientific rigor and innovations brought by Meteo Protect R&D are supported by several competitiveness clusters. Research studies regularly receive awards and labels from professional organizations and the academic world.

IFM Paris
U-Paris 10
Finance-innovation
Paris incubateurs
Vegepolys

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