May 23, Mr. Stephan Schueselle, the executive consultant of Business Development Unit of Munich Re Company with Mr. Laurent Mathieu, the non-life representative of Munich Re Company Shanghai Representative Office visited CERAM-Shanghai, discussing the topic of the risks exposed to megacities like Shanghai in the face of catastrophe and its potential risks.
Munich Re is the largest reinsurance company in the world. It has been dedicated to global atastrophic risks, and provides appropriate solutions.
During the discussion, Mr. Stephan Schueselle and Prof. Jiahong Wen, the director of CERAM-Shanghai, introduced each other on their research areas and dedications. Prof. Jiahong Wen first gave a specific introduction on CERAM-Shanghai, including the projects it undertakes, main achievements and outputs, international cooperation and main research areas in the future. Then, Mr. Stephan Schueselle described their work on disaster damage loss database and natural disaster mapping and researches. In particular, Mr. Stephan Schueselle expressed the hope that Munich Re’s catastrophe insurance business will be carried out in China, as well as to provide the government with sustainable risk management solutions. Finally, Mr. Stephan Schueselle conveyed that their Geo-Department hopes to establish cooperative relations between CERAM-Shanghai and Munich Re, especially to strengthen cooperation in risk assessment in urban and coastal areas. And at the end of the talks, Mr. Stephan Schueselle and Prof. Jiahong Wen reached a prospect of the cooperation between Munich Re and CERAM-Shanghai in the future.
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