Matthias Tönnis, Underwriter, Munich Re

Matthias is a geologist, drilling engineer and underwriter and forms part of the geo-entrepreneurial risks team, which provides amongst others the Exploration Risk Insurance (ERI) for geothermal projects worldwide. This kind of cover – invented by Munich Re in 2003 – indemnifies projects in case of insufficient well output.

Matthias is currently involved in risk mitigation mechanisms for public private partnerships. Before joining Munich Re in 2010, he worked for 13 years in the drilling industry as a project manager, rig manager and toolpusher.

Matthias is a panellist at the Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting, 21-22 November, London