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Coordination and Management

John SchneiderSecretary-General
Anselm SmolkaSpecial Advisor
Paul Henshaw – Director of Technology & Development
Carlos Villacis – Regional Project Manager and Strategy Coordinator

Support Services

Roberta Borgognoni - Contracts and Project Management
Simone Aliprandi - Contracts and Licensing Advisor
Jephiram Oro - Communication and Outreach Officer
Chiara PigoliSecretarial and Administration Officer
Giulia Musolino - Junior Secretarial Officer

External Collaborators:
Carlo Piana - Legal Advisor
Raffaella Corona - Fiscal Advisor


Technical – Scientific Activities


Marco Pagani - Hazard Coordinator
Julio GarciaSenior Hazard Scientist
Graeme Weatherill – Senior Hazard Scientist
Valerio Poggi – Senior Hazard Scientist
Richard Styron – Senior Hazard Scientist
Robin Gee - Hazard Scientist


Physical Risk

Vitor Silva – Risk Coordinator
Catalina Yepes – Physical Risk Engineer
Anirudh Rao Physical Risk Engineer
Desmond Amo-Oduro - Physical Risk Engineer
Luis Martins - Catarina Costa - Physical Risk Engineer
Mabe Villar - Physical Risk Engineer
Alejandro Calderon - Physical Risk Engineer
Cigdem Yilmaz - Physical Risk Engineer


Social Vulnerability and Integrated Risk

Diana Contreras – Social Vulnerability and Integrated Risk Coordinator
Miguel Toquica - Social Vulnerabilty Scientist (SARA project)
Venetia Despotaki - Social Vulnerability Scientist
Michael Musori - Social Vulnerability Scientist



Matteo NastasiSenior Software Developer
Michele Simionato – Senior Software Developer
Paolo Tormene – Senior Software Developer 
Daniele Vigano'System Engineer
Armando Scarpati - Frontend Developer

External collaborators:
Marco Bernasocchi – QGIS support

The Secretariat is furthermore supported by many collaborators of the Eucentre / Pavia Risk Centre, including: Saverio Bisoni, Monica Curti, Michele D'Adamo, Gabriele Ferro, Luca Rustioni, Luisa Corona, Fabio Germagnoli, Giuseppe Lombardi, Giulia Magagnato.


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

Governing Board

Mauro DolceItalian Civil Protection (Chair)
Claudio BoettcherZurich Insurance Company (Vice-Chair)

Public Participants

Kelvin BerrymanMinistry of Research Science and Technology (New Zealand)
Marta Calvache – Colombian Geological Survey (Colombia)
Rodrigo Cienfuegos – National Research Centre for Integrated Natural Disaster Management, CIDIGEN (Chile)
Amod Dixit – National Society for Earthquake Technology, NSET (Nepal)
Hiroki Fujiwara – National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, NIED (Japan)
Marie-Louise Gaechter – State Secretariat for Education and Research (Switzerland)
Reinhard Huettl – HelmHoltz Centre Potsdam, GFZ (Germany)
Conrad LindhomThe Research Council of Norway (Norway)
Ruey-Juin Rau - Taiwan Earthquake Model, TEM (Taiwan)
Gari MayberryUSAID, USGS (United States)
Martine Woolf – Geoscience Australia
John ReesNatural Environmental Research Council, NERC (United Kingdom)

Private Participants

Alexander Allmann – Munich Re
Louis Gritzo – Factory Mutual Insurance, FM Global
Gloria Maria EstradaSuramericana
Takashi KanemoriOYO
Jayanta Guin – AIR Worldwide
Jaesung Park – Nephila
Rui Pinho – Eucentre
Joerg SteffensenHannover Ruckversicherung Af, Hannove Re
Matthew Free – Arup

Associate Participants

Jay BergerThe Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, EERI
Yan-Kee Cheng – IStructE
Catherine Gamper – OECD
Francis GhesquiereGFDRR / The World Bank
Domenico GiardiniIASPEI
Sudhir Jain – IAEE
Anne Castleton – IRDR / ICSU
Alexandros Makarigakis – UNESCO
Sahar SafaieUNISDR
Richard McCarthyCalifornia Seismic Safety Comission, CSSC

Science Board

Fabrice Cotton – Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ (Chair)
Ken Xiansheng HaoNational Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, NIED (Vice Chair)

Hugo YepesInstituto Geofisico Quito / University Joseph Fourier
Mary Lou ZobackStanford School of Earth Sciences
Alberto MontiIUSS
Pennung Warnitchai - Asian Institute of Technology
Firoz Verjee – Aga Khan Development Network

Board of Auditors

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