The level of entrepreneurial risk that carriers are willing to assume

Date: 22th September 2011

Time: 5:00 pm registration. 5.15 pm Conference/Presentation. 5.45. Informal discussion 6.15 Networking.

Where: Malbec Room of Novecento 1414 Brickell Ave, FL 33131

Speaker: Ricardo García López, Head of Engineering Latin America General Manager Nationale Suisse



Ricardo García






Professional Experience

01.04.2011   / present08.06.2010 /


Nationale Suisse Latin America LLC, MiamiGeneral Manager Head of Engineering Latin America

Nationale Suisse, Basel

Member of Senior Management Head of Engineering Latin America

11.09.2006   / 30.05.2010 Infrassure Ltd., ZurichSenior Underwriting Consultant, Risk & knowledge, (until 30.05.2010)

Head of the Civil Construction, Metals and Mining Sector (until 30.11.2009)

Head of the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Sector (until 01.05.200)7

World-wide insurance and reinsurance of   engineering business (operation and construction of large infrastructures,   manufacturing, production, and energy facilities)

08.10.2002   / 16.07.2006 Willis Corretaje Reaseguros SA, CaracasGeneral Manager

Reporting  to Willis Ltd in London but dealing placements with regional markets (MR, SR, Hannover, SCOR, XL, Mapfre, etc.) for Venezuelan and Dominican business.

08.10.1984   / 08.10.2002 Swiss Re, CaracasDifferent positions along this period: Engineering Underwriter, Manager   Engineering Department, Marketing Manager, Client Manager Corporate Accounts   (Large Industrial Risks). Technical Director:

As Technical Director, responsible as   chief of the Underwriting and Loss Control Unit, for the facultative  underwriting of Property, Engineering, Liability and Marine business lines in   the markets Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Also appointed by the Divisional Underwriting   Office (DUO) of Swiss Re Americas as special representative in charge of the   oil and gas business in Latin-America.

19.11.1981   / 07.10.1984 Dragados y Construcciones de Venezuela S.A.

Chief Engineer in charge of the project execution

Representation in Venezuela for Dragados y Constructions S.A. of Spain, that established the Parque Naciones Unidas   Consortium with Pretensados Venezolanos C.A. in 1981, in order to develop the   project: “Multi-purpose Gym and Olympic Pools at the Parque Naciones Unidas”, for the IX Pan-American Games of 1983.

18.05.1981   / 18.11.1981 L.M. y ASOCIADOS C.A., Venezuela

Engineering Consulting Company Civil and Mechanical works surveys of   the GüiriaInternational   Port, Sucre State, Venezuela

08.01.1979   / 08.07.1980 CIA. OBRAS TERCIO LEVANTE, Cartagena

Civil and Mechanical Project and   Management at the Tercio Levante Fort, Infantry Unit, Spanish Army

03.09.1978   / 03.01.1979 INTRAL S.A, affiliate of Compañía Valenciana de Cementos S.A.Student  Apprenticeship Calculus Department

Publications in specialized journals:

  • “Application of the Boundary Elements Method to the Analysis of the Stability and the Design of the Tunnels Excavation in Rock Mass”. Proceedings of the 14th Boundary Element International Conference 1992 in Seville, Spain
  • “Turbine-powered Machinery Insurance”. Boilers and Turbines, 1992 issue of Steam Team magazine, Venezuela
  • “Turbine-powered Machinery Insurance”. Boilers and Turbines, 1993 issue of Steam Team magazine, Venezuela
  • “Damage Mechanics Theory and Boundary Elements Method Applied to Rock Tensions and Displacement in Tunnel Excavations”. Proceedings of the IV Pan-American Congress on Numerical Methods, Buenos Aires, Argentina1994
  • “Damage Mechanics Theory and Boundary Elements Method Applied to Rock Tensions and Displacement and Tunnel Excavations”. Proceedings of the II Venezuelan Congress on Numerical Methods in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Maracaibo 1994
  • “Boundary Elements and Damage Mechanics to Analyze Excavations in Rock Mass”. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, No. 20, 1997, Elsevier Science Ltd.
  • “A Boundary Element Formulation for a Class of non Local Damage Models”. Paper number 9/936, 1999, International Journal of SOLIDS and STRUCTURES


2001 Caracas Institute of Advanced Studies in Management (IESA)Advanced Management Program (PAG)
2001 Escuela de Vela Caraballeda, Edo. Vargas, VenezuelaSports Master Second Class Patron,   vessels up to 40 tonnes
2000 ELS Language Centre at the Saint Thomas University of HoustonIntensive English Program for Executives
1995 Faculty of Engineering, Central University of Venezuela

Magister Scientarum in Structural Engineering (Thesis approved with Honours, recommended for publishing)

1985 Faculty   of Engineering, Central University of VenezuelaCivil Engineer / Hydraulics Works   speciality
1978 Valencia Polytechnic   University / School of Roads, Channels and PortsCivil Engineer / Hydraulics and Energy   specialty
1965  1971 “Luis Vives” High School, Valencia

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