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Dr. Frank Cuypers

Frank Cuypers CV
Dr. Frank Cuypers, Actuary and Chairman of the actuarial engineering company PRS Prime Re Solutions in Zug, Switzerland.
Dr. Frank Cuypers

Frank Cuypers is a nuclear engineer, a M.Sc. in nuclear physics and a Ph.D. in theoretical physics, with a vast lecturing experience and a prominent scientific track record in modeling complex systems. He is a fully qualified member of the German and Swiss Actuarial Associations and he currently chairs the Swiss CPD Committee. As a former Swiss Re Executive and Chief Actuary at Zurich Re in Cologne, Frank has a wide experience in most actuarial disciplines and lines of business, which he has deployed at KPMG and PwC to advise leading (re)insurers, providers of financial services and governmental agencies. Moreover, he has taught numerous workshops on actuarial engineering and predictive modeling across the globe. He is currently the Chairman of ASTIN, the worldwide organization of actuaries dedicate to actuarial studies in non-life insurance, and he also presides the Committee for Continuing Professional Development of the Swiss actuaries.

Relevant Qualification and Academic Background

Actuary SAV & DAV
Ph.D. – Theoretical Physics – UNC, Chapel Hill

M.Sc. – Nuclear Physics – RPI, New York

M.Eng. – Nuclear Engineering – ULB, Brussels

Relevant Professional Experience

Actuarial engineering (insurance & reinsurance)

  • Pricing

  • Reserving

  • Nat Cat modelling

  • Solvency and economic capital modelling

Mathematical modelling and simulation of complex systems
Model validation
Actuarial training

Relevant Career Development

2011 – present     PRS: Consulting Actuary & Shareholder
2009 – 2011         PwC: Consulting Actuary
2007 – 2009         KPMG: Consulting Actuary
2001 – 2006         Swiss Re: Head of IP & member of the Executive Team
2000 – 2001         Zurich Re: Chief Actuary
1998 – 1999         Zurich Re: Pricing Actuary
1984 – 1998         Academia: Research & lecturing in modelling complex systems

Relevant Memberships in Professional Organisations

DAV Full member of the German Association of Actuaries
SAV Full member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries

  • Chairman of the Continuous Professional Development Committee

  • Examiner

ASTIN Chairman
IAA International Actuarial Association
CAS Casualty Actuarial Society

  • European Liaison of the Casualty Actuaries of Europe


IT and Programming Skills

Microsoft Office including MS Access
Various programming languages (Python, C++, Java, FORTRAN, VBA)

Language Skills

Native: French

Proficient: Dutch, English, German, Spanish
Basic: Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese

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