Membership/Candidate Recruitment Task Force

Dan Hess, CPCU, ARM, CIB

Daniel Hess, CPCU, ARM, CIB, is the owner and developer of ABRAXAS INSURANCE AG and acts currently as the legal representative of Reliance National Insurance Company (Europe) Limited in Switzerland to handle the run-off . ABRAXAS INSURANCE AG is also a Lloyd's coverholder writing a book of E&O and D&O busines on behalf of a number of Lloyd's syndicates. Prior to that, Hess was general manager for Reliance National Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd. and has had experience working with various insurance, reinsurance, and intermediaries in responsible roles both in Europe and the United States. Educated in Switzerland and the United States, he attended language school at the University of Redlands, and received his CPCU designation in October 1989.

Information Technology Task Force

Sven Ramspott, lic. oec. HSG, CPCU, API, CEFA

Information Technology Task Force Chairman Sven Ramspott, lic. oec. HSG, CPCU, API, CEFA, is based at Ernst & Young's Zurich office working in the field of internal audit for financial services clients. He has worked for several years on the edge between business and information technology, and headed a running online banking operation with several thousand clients in Switzerland. Previously he worked in Maryland (United States) on life insurance internet projects. He is an insurance businessperson with a solid IT understanding. In 1997 Sven graduated from St. Gallen University (HSG) in business administration, major in insurance economics. In his spare time, Sven likes hiking, soccer and reading.