The modelling company aims at help supporting risk reduction around the world


AIR Worldwide announced yesterday that it formed a global resilience practice. This new function, which will help support risk reduction and resilience initiatives across the globe, will be lead by Daniel Kaniewski, who will serve as global resilience vice president.

AIR Worldwide executive vice president Rob Newbold said: “As the leader in providing risk modeling services and software, AIR’s capabilities can be harnessed to inform public disaster financing, risk pooling and other risk mitigation activities.”

He added: “We’re pleased to have Dr. Kaniewski lead our global resilience practice, which will be critical in advancing AIR’s position as a foremost authority in developing solutions that aid society’s efforts to better understand and prepare for catastrophes.”

Kaniewski said: “I look forward to assisting organizations in applying catastrophe modeling to financing disaster risk and to expanding AIR’s already strong collaborations with the United Nations, the World Bank, the U.S. National Flood Insurance Program, insurance regulatory bodies across the globe, and distinguished research groups.”