Alessandro Merlini was born in Turin in 1983. Following a master degree in Mathematics, he started his professional career in 2008 in Toro Assicurazioni, today part of Generali Italia, in the Actuarial department as Non-life actuary. He took over an analogous role when he moved, in 2010, to Rome to join Fata Assicurazioni Danni. At the beginning of 2012 he then entered into Groupama Assicurazioni, as actuary in the Non-Life reserving department. After more than 5 years of experience in Italy, he joined Swiss Re in Zurich as Casualty Treaty Underwriter, where he is currently leading the Italian technical sub-team and supporting the South African market.