People

Secretariat

Coordination and Management

Anselm SmolkaSecretary-General
Paul Henshaw – Director of Technology & Development

Administration and Services

Roberta Borgognoni - Licensing and Contracts Coordinator
Chiara PigoliSecretarial Officer

External Collaborators:

  • Luisa Corona  
  • Fabio Germagnoli    
  • Giuseppe Lombardi  
  • Giulia Magagnato     
  • Carlo Piana     
  • Francesca Rossi      

Communication, Relations and Product Development

James Brown – Design and Branding Coordinator
Luna Guaschino – Communications and Outreach Officer
Nicole Keller – Communications and International Relations Coordinator
Sahar Safaie – Regional Partnership Coordinator [based in Guatemala]
Kate Stillwell – Scientific Board Manager / Sponsorship and Product Strategy [based in Oakland (CA), United States]

Technical – Scientific Activities

Christopher BurtonSocial Vulnerability Coordinator
Vitor Silva – Risk Coordinator
Marco PaganiHazard Coordinator

Model Facility

Julio GarciaSenior Hazard Scientist 
Matteo NastasiSenior Software Developer
Sevgi OzcebePhysical Risk Engineer
Michele SimionatoSenior Software Developer
Damiano Monelli - Senior Hazard Scientist
Paolo Tormene – Senior Software Developer 
Daniele ViganòSystem Engineer
Graeme WeatherillSenior Hazard Scientist
Ben WyssSpatial IT Developer
Catalina Yepes Physical Risk Engineer
Luis Rodriguez – Hazard Scientist
Yen-Shin Chen – Hazard Scientist
Anirudh RaoPhysical Risk Engineer

 

External Collaborators

Marco Bernasocchi – QGIS support
Helen Crowley - Senior Physical Risk Engineer

The Secretariat is furthermore supported by many collaborators of the Eucentre / Pavia Risk Centre, including: Saverio Bisoni, Monica Curti, Michele D'Adamo, Gabriele Ferro, Mauro Maganetti, Luca Rustioni.

Facilities

Testing and Evaluation Facility [Potsdam]

Thomas Beutin – GEM Testing and Evaluation
Álvaro González – GEM Testing and Evaluation
Robert Clements – GEM Testing and Evaluation
Danijel SchorlemmerFacility Coordinator

Regional Coordinators

GEM relies on the significant support of the following individuals to coordinate the activities in various regions around the world.

Atalay AyeleOperations Manager sub-Saharan Africa
Herbert RendonOperations Manager South America
Jairo Valcarel – Project Manager South America Risk Assessment Project

 

Governing Board

John Schneider – Geoscience Australia (Chair)
Claudio Boettcher - Zurich Insurance Company (Vice-Chair)

Public Participants

Kelvin Berryman – Ministry of Research Science and Technology (New Zealand)
Luis CifuentesPontificia Universidad Catolica (Chile)
Mauro DolceCivil Protection (Italy)
Amod Dixit - National Society for Earthquake Technology (Nepal)
Aura Fernandez – Fundacion Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismologicas (FUNVISIS) (Venezuela)
Hiroki Fujiwara – National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED)(Japan)

Philipp LangerState Secretariat for Education and Research (Switzerland)
Conrad LindhomNORSAR (Norway)
John LuddenBGS / NERC (United Kingdom)
Kuo-Fong Ma - Earth Sciences Institute, Geophysics, National Central University Taiwan / Taiwan Earthquake Model (Taiwan)
Gari MayberryUSAID, USGS (United States)
Tso-Chien PanNanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Vinicio Suarez - Ministry of Urban Development and Housing (Ecuador)
Selamet Yazici – Turkish Catastrophe Insurance Pool (Turkey)
Jochen Zschau – GFZ (Germany)

Private Participants

Gian Michele Calvi – Eucentre
Rowan Douglas – Willis
Lou Gritzo – Factory Mutual Insurance,FM Global
Ming Lee – AIR Worldwide
Joerg SteffensenHannover Ruckversicherung Af, Hannove Re
Craig TillmanRenaissance Re Risk Sciences Foundation

Associate Participants

Jay Berger – The Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI)
Francis Ghesquiere – GFDRR / The World Bank
Domenico Giardini – IASPEI
Tony Gibbs IStructE
Polat GülkanIAEE
Alex Makarigakis – UNESCO
Andrew MaskreyUNISDR
Richard McCarthyCalifornia Seismic Safety Comission
Jane Rovins – ICSU/IRDR
Frédéric Sgard – OECD

Scientific Board

Ross Stein – USGS (Chair)
Paolo Bazzurro – IUSS (Vice-Chair)

Hazard

Massimo Cocco – INGV
Fabrice Cotton – University Joseph Fourier
Ken Xiansheng Hao – NIED
Kazuki Koketsu – Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Hugo Yepes – Instituto Geofisico / University Joseph Fourier
Mary Lou Zoback – Stanford School of Earth Sciences

Physical Risk 

Mustafa Erdik – Bogazici University / KOERI
Andrew King – GNS Science
Omar Dario Cardona – ERN-AL / National University of Colombia
Pennung Warnitchai – Asian Institute of Technology

Socio-Economic Vulnerability and Resilience

Louise Comfort – University of Pittsburgh
Dwight Jaffee – University of California, Berkeley
Alberto Monti – IUSS
Firoz Verjee – Aga Khan Development Network

IT

Stuart Gill – Freelance DRM and IT Specialist
Phillip Maechling – Southern California Earthquake Center

Board of Auditors

Franco Corona (Chair], Luigi Migliavacca and Antonio Ricca.

Advisors

Kazuo Inumaru – Japan Liasons