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We blend science, technology and risk intelligence to deliver actionable solutions for our clients across a wide range of global exposures. Ian Branagan, Group Chief Risk Officer

Leveraging science to sharpen risk understanding and improve outcomes.


Contact your RenaissanceRe underwriter for more information.

Our clients enjoy unique access to our scientific team and their industry-leading expertise. The RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences team is based in the U.S. and Europe, monitoring and quantifying global geophysical risks across business segments. Our wide-reaching data analytics are broad in scope, from natural hazards to emerging cross-portfolio perils like climate change and emerging risk amplifiers.

Coupled with the insight of our underwriters, our risk intelligence resources support and inform your view of risk. As your trusted reinsurance partner, our scientific and business acumen helps you optimize coverage against ever-changing global perils.


Our team has deep expertise in:

  • Meteorology
  • Oceanography
  • Seismic Risk
  • Structural and Wind Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Numerical Simulation

Facts about our expertise:

Our SuperEnsemble hurricane forecast is noted in the National Hurricane Center verification reports as a top-performing model. We are collaborating with NOAA/National Hurricane Center, continuing a valued partnership that spans nearly two decades. Through this alliance, we enhance our knowledge of tropical cyclone risk, while aiding our clients and the international community in the management of these critical events.

Our partnerships with global scientific and mitigation organizations enhance our risk intelligence.

Craig Tillman

Seismic Risk, Structural Vulnerability, Wildfire, Risk Management and Mitigation

Dave Bachiochi, Ph.D.

Regional Manager and Senior Scientist
Atmospheric Science, Climate, Severe Convective Storms, European Wind, Wildfire

Dail Rowe, Ph.D.

Regional Manager and Senior Scientist
Oceanography, Climate, Tropical Cyclones, Numerical Weather Prediction

Peter Geissbuehler, Ph.D.

Regional Manager and Senior Scientist
Climate and Meteorology, European Peril Models and Analytics

Sergei Frolov, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Oceanography, Storm Surge and Flood Risk, Ocean Eddy Forecasting

Eric Williford, Ph.D.

Manager, Operational Forecasting
Meteorology, Tropical Cyclones, Weather Forecasting, Extratropical Systems

Pelin Bali

Data Scientist
Database Design, Data Science

Nihat Cubukcu, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Meteorology, Data Analytics, Weather Forecasting, Ensemble Based Forecasting

Mike Dickinson, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Meteorology, Weather Forecasting, Tropical Cyclones, Wildfire

David Hamilton

Senior Scientist
Atmospheric Science and Forecasting, Severe Convective Storms, European Wind

Bob Kilcup, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Structural Engineering, Statistical Simulation, Data Analytics, Scientific Computer Modelling

Sylvia Laboy, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Wind Engineering, Wind Vulnerability, Structural Mitigation

Brian Mackey, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Weather Forecasting, Tropical and Extratropical Cyclones

Damiano Monelli, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Seismology, Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis

Diane Palko, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Hydrological Modelling, Climate Variability

Ray Richardson, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Oceanography, Climate, Tropical Cyclones, Numerical Weather Prediction, European Wind

Stefan Ritz, Ph.D.

Senior Scientist
Severe Convective Storms, European Wind Storms, Climate, Numerical Modelling
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