Governance

The SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science, of which the Group is the sole founder, is governed by a Board of Directors chaired by André Lévy-Lang.

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The Board of Directors decides how the Corporate Foundation’s resources are used, defines its orientations with the assistance of the Scientific Board, and ensures that the Foundation is functioning properly.

Each year, the Foundation undergoes a legal audit by statutory auditors appointed by the Board of Directors.

The Scientific Board of the SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science, which is composed of recognized scientists from various disciplines, is responsible for directing the Foundation towards suitable areas of intervention from the main projects submitted for consideration, in line with its long-term strategy.

The SCOR Corporate Foundation for Science is run on a day-to-day basis by a management team that passes the projects presented for consideration on to the Board of Directors and/or the Scientific Board, implements any decisions made by them and keeps them informed of progress with regard to projects already underway.

Board of Directors
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Levy_Lang_AndréAndré Lévy-Lang, a French citizen and former student of the Ecole Polytechnique (1956), holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Stanford. He began his career in 1960 as a physicist at the French Atomic Energy Commission. From 1962 to 1974 he held various different technical and managerial positions at the Schlumberger group, both in France and the United States. He joined the Paribas group in 1974 and in 1982 was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Compagnie Bancaire, a specialised financing subsidiary of Paribas, before becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Paribas group in 1990. He held these positions until the merger with BNP in 1999. André Lévy Lang is an associate professor emeritus at the University of Paris-Dauphine, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Les Echos, Chairman of both the Risk Foundation and the Louis Bachelier Institute, Vice-Chairman of the Europlace Finance Institute and Vice-Chairman of the French Institute for International Relations. He is also a member of the boards of the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques and the American Hospital in Paris.

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Bruno Latourrette, a French citizen, is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique (ENSAE) and holds a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics. Bruno Latourrette began his career at SCOR Global Life in 1996, in charge of actuarial studies. He was subsequently Chief Actuary at SCOR's Dallas subsidiary between 2001 and 2004, before becoming Senior Actuary at the Paris office in 2004. He was appointed Head of Legal & General's Actuarial Department in France in 2005, before becoming Chief Actuary of SCOR Global Life in April 2008, then Head of Actuarial & Risk in December 2014 and since November 2017, Chief Knowledge Officer. Bruno Latourrette is a member of the French and American Societies of Actuaries.

Guillaume LevannierGuillaume Levannier, a French citizen, is a graduate of Sciences Po and holds a Master of Arts in Economic history from La Sorbonne University. He started his career at SCOR in 2014, in charge of the operational and strategic plans within the Finance division. He was then appointed Advisor to the Chairman in 2016 and became Deputy Head of Group Investment Office in 2019. In late 2019, he joined SCOR Investment Partners as the Sustainable Investment Officer, with responsibility for implementing sustainable expertise and methodologies within SCOR Investment Partners’ investment philosophy. Since 2016, Guillaume has been a lecturer at Sciences Po in financial mathematics and sustainable finance.

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Ecaterina Nisipasu, a Romanian citizen, graduated in Mathematics from the University of Craiova and holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Paris IX Dauphine. She also pursued Actuarial Professional Studies at the Centre d’Etudes Actuarielles in Paris. Ecaterina Nisipasu joined SCOR in 2001 as a Reserving Actuary. In 2003, she became Head of Group P&C Reserving. In 2010, she was the acting Head of Actuarial Modelling, managing the Pillar I project which was part of SCOR’s Solvency II program. Ecaterina Nisipasu defined and implemented the processes and tools used to validate SCOR’s internal model. In 2018, she was appointed Head of the SCOR Global P&C Reserving and Modelling department, with the aim of further developing the P&C Business Unit’s risk knowledge and expertise in terms of identification, assessment, accumulations, monitoring and reporting.

Nunn_PaulPaul Nunn, a British citizen, graduated from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with honors in Mathematics and Economics. He joined SCOR in 2011 as Head of Catastrophe Risk Modelling at SCOR Global P&C; responsible for the assessment and management of natural hazard risk globally. A key aspect of the role is the provision of analytics and data for internal and external stakeholders including SCORs internal capital model, rating agencies, regulators and retrocessionaires. Before joining SCOR Global P&C, Paul was Head of Exposure Management at Lloyd’s and has also worked at catastrophe modelling specialist firm, AIR Worldwide Ltd. In addition to his role in the management team of SCOR's P&C division, he is a director of the non-profit Oasis Loss Modelling Framework company.

Trainar_PhilippePhilippe Trainar is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration. He has twenty years’ experience of working in the insurance industry, after having held various positions of responsibility at the French Ministry of Finance and as economic advisor to the Prime Minister Edouard Balladur. From 2006 to 2016, he was Group CRO of SCOR, Group Chief Economist, and member of the Executive Committee. He is a member of the scientific committee of the French supervisory body ACPR. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been Professor of Insurance at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers and CEO of the SCOR Foundation for Science. He has published in various scientific journals such as Economie et Statistique, the Journal of Risk and Insurance and the Geneva Papers. He was the editor of the scientific Revue Française d’Economie from 1995 to 2017. With David Cummins he was awarded the Casualty Actuarial Society prize in 2010, and was also awarded the Zerilli Marimo prize from the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 2018.

Scientific Board
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Abel_LaurentLaurent Abel is Director of Research at INSERM. He received his MD from the University of Paris Descartes in 1988 and his PhD in genetic epidemiology from the University of Paris Sud in 1993. In 2000, he co-founded with Jean-Laurent Casanova the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases (University Paris Descartes/INSERM Unit 980) at the Necker Medical School, and has co-directed it with him since then (http://www.hgid.net). He is studying the human genetics of infectious diseases, with the goal of identifying the main human susceptibility/resistance genes controlling the response to infection by various microbes (in particular, mycobacteria and oncogenic viruses), and the development of the associated infectious diseases. He is the author or co-author of more than 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals since 1986. He is the recipient of the 1999 André Lwoff prize from the Pasteur-Weizmann council and the French Academy of Sciences, and of the 2009 Jean Valade prize from the Foundation of France and the French Academy of Medicine. In 2009, he was appointed as a visiting professor at The Rockefeller University of New York. In 2011, he was awarded an ERC-Advanced grant.

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Thibault Damour is a Physicist and Member of the Institut de France, born on 7 November 1951 in Lyon. 

Education: Ecole normale supérieure (rue d’Ulm), Université de Paris VI. 
Academic qualifications: Agrégation and PhD in Physical Science, Doctor of Science.
Publications: Entretiens sur la multitude du monde (joint author, 2002), Si Einstein m'était conté (2005). 
Decorations: Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. 

 

Career: 

  • Jane Eliza Procter Fellow (1974) and European Space Agency International Fellow (1975) at the University of Princeton (United States)
  • Research Analyst (1977), Officer (1981), and Director (1985) at the French National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS)
  • Deputy Director of the Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology department of the CNRS and the Paris Observatory (1986)
  • Tenured professor at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques (IHES) (since 1989)
  • Member of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation, the French Physics Society, Corresponding Member (1994) and Member (since 2000) of the Institut de France (Académie des sciences), Member of the Academia Europaea (2010). 
  • Work: Introduction of new concepts to the physics of black holes, exhaustive theoretical study of the problem of two condensed gravitational bodies (in general relativity), fine tuning the theory of the emission of gravitational waves, introduction of new relativistic gravitation tests scanning the intense gravitational field system, study of scalar-tensor theories of gravitation and primordial cosmology.

Awards:

  • Laureate of the Singer-Polignacrix Foundation (1978)
  • CNRS Bronze medal (1980)
  • Paul Langevin award from the French Physics Society (1984)
  • Mergier-Bourdeix prize from the French Academy of Sciences (1990)
  • Einstein Medal from the Bern Einstein Society (1996)
  • Cecil F. Powell Memorial Medal from the European Physical Society (2005)
  • Amaldi Medal from the Italian Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (2010).

Dionne_GeorgesGeorges Dionne holds the Canada Research Chair in Risk Management and is member of the board of HEC Montréal, Canada.

He is President of the Canadian Economics Association and first vice-president of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists (EGRIE). Georges' awards include the Les Échos (2001) and Kulp-Wright awards (2002) for his book Handbook of Insurance, the PRMIA award (2006), the Bank of Canada NFA Conference award (2006), an Honorary PhD conferred by the Université d’Orléans, France (2006), the Innis-Gérin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada (2011), and the Marcel-Dagenais award (1991, 2012).

Georges has published extensively, including editing five books and more than 150 articles peer-reviewed. He was the Editor of the Journal of Risk and Insurance from January 2007 to December 2012.

One of his main achievements was to propose (with Marcel Boyer) a new model for automobile insurance pricing based on drivers’ demerit points. This model was implemented by the Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec in 1992 and is still used in Quebec.

Michel-Kerjan_ErwannDr. Erwann O. Michel-Kerjan is an authority on managing the risks, the financial impact and the public policy challenges associated with catastrophic events. Dr. Michel-Kerjan is with the Wharton School of Business (Philadelphia, USA), where he teaches Value Creation in the Wharton MBA program, and he is the Managing Director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. Dr. Michel-Kerjan is also Chairman of the OECD Secretary-General Board on Financial Management of Catastrophes. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (Davos). Dr. Michel-Kerjan is the author of several acclaimed books, including The Irrational Economist (PublicAffairs Books, with P. Slovic, 2010) and At War with the Weather (MIT Press, with H. Kunreuther, 2009; paperback 2011) which received the prestigious Kulp-Wright award. He has studied at Polytechnique in France, McGill and Harvard.

Lions_Pierre-LouisPierre-Louis Lions, a French mathematician, has worked extensively on partial differential equations and their applications. He received the Fields Medal in 1994 when he was teaching at the Paris-Dauphine University. Amongst his other work, Pierre-Louis Lions was the first mathematician to give a complete solution to the Boltzmann equation and introduced, in conjunction with Michael Crandall, the notion of viscosity solutions, which have multiple applications. Over the past few years, in collaboration with Jean-Michel Lasry, Pierre-Louis Lions has introduced and developed mean field game theory and its applications, notably to economics and finance. Pierre-Louis Lions has received several awards, including the IBM prize in 1987, the Ampère prize from the Paris Academy of Science in 1992 and the Grand Prize INRIA in 2012. He is a doctor honoris causa of Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh), of the City University of Hong-Kong, of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne and of the University of Bucharest. He is currently a professor at the prestigious Collège de France, where he holds the chair in Partial Differential Equations and their applications, as well as teaching applied mathematics at the École Polytechnique.

Nikolai ShapiroNikolai Shapiro is Directeur de Recherche CNRS.
Citizenship: Russian

Research Interests
Theoretical, computational and observational seismology; seismic tomography; seismic wave propagation in heterogeneous media; random seismic wavefields; seismic surface waves; structure of the Earth’s interior; interpretation of seismic tomographic models; regional seismic phases; CTBT monitoring; seismic source; site effects; application of numerical modeling.

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Didier Sornette uses rigorous data-driven mathematical statistical analysis combined with nonlinear multi-variable dynamical models including positive and negative feedback to study the predictability and control of crises and extreme events in complex systems, with applications to financial bubbles and crashes, earthquake physics and geophysics, the dynamics of success on social networks and the complex system approach to medicine (immune system, epilepsy...) towards the diagnostic of systemic instabilities. He is the author of 500+ research papers and 7 books (h-index 49 (ISI) and 67 (scHolar)).

Tirole_JeanJean Tirole is chairman of the Foundation JJ Laffont-Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), and scientific director of the Institute for Industrial Economics (IDEI), University of Toulouse Capitole. He is also affiliated with MIT, where he holds a visiting position, and with the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), which he helped found in 2011. Before moving to Toulouse in 1991, he was professor of economics at MIT. He was president of the Econometric Society in 1998 and of the European Economic Association in 2001.

He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from the Free University in Brussels (1989), the London Business School (2007), HEC Montreal (2007), the University of Mannheim (2011), the Athens School of Business and Economics (2012) and the University of Rome 2 (2012). Among other prizes and honors, he received the Yrjö Jahnsson prize of the European Economic Association (granted every other year to an economist under the age of 45 who has made a contribution in theoretical and applied research that is significant to economics in Europe) in 1993, the gold medal of the CNRS in 2007 (the second economist, after Allais in 1978, to receive this medal, attributed to one researcher every year since 1954), and was the inaugural winner of the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in economics, finance and management in 2008. In 2010 he received the CME-MSRI award and the Levi-Strauss prize. He is a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1993) and of the American Economic Association (1993). He was elected to Allais’ chair at the French Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 2011.

Jean Tirole has given over seventy distinguished lectures and has published about two hundred articles in economics and finance, as well as 11 books. He received his PhD in economics from MIT in 1981, engineering degrees from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (1976) and from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris (1978) and a “Doctorat de 3ème cycle” in decision mathematics from the University Paris IX (1978).

Pierre-André Chiappori

Pierre-André Chiappori was born in Monaco in 1955.
He has dual French and Monégasque citizenship.

Having passed the entrance examinations for the École polytechnique and the École normale supérieure in 1974, he chose to attend the latter. In 1977 he passed the competitive Agrégation teaching exam in Mathematics, then in 1981 completed a PhD in Economics at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He was then an Assistant Professor at University of Paris, and subsequently a university lecturer at the French School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS). He was a Research Fellow and then Research Director at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) from 1989 to 1997, and from 1992 to 1997 also taught at ENSAE – a French Grande École specializing in Economics, Data Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, Finance and Actuarial Science. In 1997, he became a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. Since 2005, he has been the E. Rowan and Barbara Steinschneider Professor of Economics at Columbia University.

His work focuses mainly on contract theory, risk and insurance issues, and family economics. He has authored or co-authored eight books and more than 100 articles in French and English, published in international economic reviews. In 2008, his book “Insurance: Theoretical Analysis and Policy Implications”, edited jointly with Christian Gollier, received the Kulp-Wright Book Award for the best book on insurance from the American Risk and Insurance Association. He has been and is currently a member of the editorial boards of several international reviews.

Pierre-André Chiappori is a member of the Scientific Councils of the French Asset Management Association (AFG), the Observatoire de l'Epargne Européenne (OEE) and the Institut Europlace de Finance-Louis Bachelier (IEF), and of international companies such as the SCOR group. He chairs the Scientific Councils of the Paris School of Economics (PSE) and the Monegasque Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies, as well as the Advisory Board of the International University of Monaco. He is also a member of the Council of the Becker-Friedmann Institute for Research in Economics at the University of Chicago, of which is a Distinguished Fellow, and sits on the boards of several companies, including Monaco Asset Management, SCOR Re US and SCOR Global Life Americas. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the Economic Association, the Society of Labor Economists, the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory and the Institut Louis Bachelier. In 2010, he was awarded the Zerilli Marimo prize for the entirety of his work by the Political Economy, Statistics and Finance section of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences. In 2013, Université Laval in Québec awarded him an Honorary Degree in Social Sciences.

Pierre-André Chiappori is a member of the French Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (he was elected on June 26, 2017, to the chair of the academic Pierre Bauchet) and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.