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Willis Research Network Spotlight series: Dr. Marco Pagani

Reinsurance|Property|Risk Control and Claims Advocacy

July 12, 2019

Marco Pagani, Hazard Coordinator for the Global Earthquake Model, speaks about the collaboration between Willis Towers Watson and GEM, and cutting-edge research he envisages in the next 5-10 years.

Marco Pagani serves as the coordinator of the hazard team at the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation. He received a Master degree in Geological Sciences and a PhD degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Milan. Dr Pagani has over 20 years of experience in probabilistic seismic hazard analysis, seismic microzonation and exploratory data analysis. He is leading the scientific development of the hazard component of the OpenQuake Engine and coordinating the compilation GEM's global mosaic of hazard models. In addition, he is currently involved in various seismic hazard and risk projects including major companies operating in the financial and the engineering sectors.

Willis Research Network was one of the first participants of GEM back in 2009. Gem are providing more matured products that are useful and needed for the risk management industry. The partnership we have allows GEM products to be ported into application. Models for seismic hazard, for the calculation of risk, exposure databases, active fault databases etc. 

Willis Research Network Spotlights with Marco Pagani


Head of Earth Risks Research

Rosa is a Senior Research Manager for the Willis Research Network where she manages the Earth Risk Hub. That is to say research activities in the areas of geological risks such as tsunami, volcanic and earthquake risk with leading academic partners around the world, matching them with business needs to derive tangible outputs to improve our client services. She also works on consultancy projects relating to volcanic hazard and risk. She is a statistician at heart, with a PhD in Applied Statistics and Operations Research from the Polytechnic University of Catalunya, an MSc in Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research from New York University, and a BSc in Business Administration from University of Santiago de Compostela, and has made a career out of risk building probabilistic models for Health, Finance and Catastrophe Risk.

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