January 9, 2017

AXA Chair for assessing weather hazards

Joaquim Pinto is a meteorologist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Since December 1, 2016, thanks to the support of the AXA Research Fund, he has coordinated a Research Chair on regional climate and weather hazards, such as natural disaster risks.
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Since 2013, AXA has been a member of UNISDR’s Private Sector Advisory Group, through the presence of Philippe Derieux, Deputy CEO of AXA Global P&C. Alongside more than 140 private-sector companies, UNISDR aims to create risk-resilient societies by collaborating with the public sector and civil society stakeholders.

Luc de Lignières, P&C Risk Director for the AXA Group, is the sponsor of this research chair. “The AXA Chair on weather hazards will strengthen collaboration between the research and insurance sectors, especially by sharing knowledge to better understand the risks associated with weather hazards.”

AXA is providing support of €1.8 million over 13 years to the Chair held by Professor Pinto.