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Dr. Eduardo Reinoso

Chief Executive Officer

Present occupation• CEO, ERN• Professor at: Instituto de Ingeniería, UNAM, Citizenship: MexicanPlace and date of birth: Mexico City, July 17th, 1963 Education: Ph. D. Wessex Institute of Technology, Portsmouth University, England, November 1994 Bachelor in Civil Engineer at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), June 1987 Membership of Professional Associations: Mexican Society of Seismic Engineering; Mexican Society of Structural Engineering; Doctoral Faculty Member at Faculty of Engineering, UNAM; Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Other Training: Visiting professor at John Blume Earthquake Engineering Center, Stanford University. 2003-2004.Visiting professor at NASA AMES Researche Centre, Moffield California. July-August, 2008. Countries of Work Experience: Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatamala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Chile, Ecuador, England, United States of America, Canada, Switzerland, Haiti, India, Pakistan, Bhutan. His main field of research has been the evaluation of seismic risk of buildings. In particular, he has devoted much of his efforts to understand the soil response in the Valley of Mexico, using numerical modeling and strong-motion recordings. He has been involved in risk studies for the insurance industry since 1994. More recently, he has worked with hydrometheorological risks such as floods, hail, hurricanes, tsunamis and storm surge, creating products and services not only for the insurance sector but also the Federal government of Mexico, many States and Municipalities, and with international institutions such as the WB and IDB and with many Latin-American countries. He has published more than 140 technical papers in national and international conferences, books and journals. One of these papers won the “Outstanding Paper Award of 1999” given by the Earthquake and Engineering Research Institute (EERI). He has more than 180 citations to his academic work. During the last five years he has been invited to more tan 50 national and international conferences meetings. He has conducted more than 30 research projects, most of them related with the risk assessment. During the last 10 years most of these projects deal with data collection and evaluation of all natural risks of buildings and infrastructure and their visualization in GIS formats. He now teaches Risk Assessment Engineering for graduate students of the School of Engineering, UNAM, and has been advisor of more than 20 graduate and PhD thesis. He is also founder and CEO of ERN (Evaluación de Riesgos Naturales) a leading private company devoted since 1996 to offer engineer and risk management solutions to the private and public sectors. Among one the many achievements of ERN is that provides in México and Peru the official software to compute the earthquake and hurricane catastrophic reserves of insurance companies, and the development of the CAPRA tool. For the Mexican government ERN has developed, in association with the Institute of Engineering, UNAM, the R-FONDEN software for computing probabilistic losses for most natural risks that affect Mexico (hurricane, wind, flood, storm surge, hail, earthquake, tsunami, drought, wild fires, among others) and with early warning and scenario specific modules capable of displaying results and data in GIS format. He has been invited to Stanford University where he spent in 2003 a sabbatical year, and to NASA Ames CA for the summer of 2009. He is member of: Mexican Engineer AcademyMexican Societies for Earthquake (where he was President from 2006 to 2008) and Structural EngineeringEarthquake Engineering Research Institute of USAAcademic Board of the Earthquakes and Megacities Initiative, EMI

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