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Vineet Kumar Head Cat Perils Asia Swiss Re Institute

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Vineet Kumar leads Swiss Re's Cat Perils department for the Asia Region. Based in Bangalore, he manages a diverse team of analysts, and engineers and scientists to develop Swiss Re's risk view for various natural perils and advises underwriting desks on their nat cat portfolios. Vineet Kumar joined Swiss Re's Armonk office in New York as an Expert Atmospheric Perils in 2012. Prior to this role, Vineet was leading a team of researchers at AIR Worldwide office in Boston. He has over 10 years of experience in catastrophe damage modeling for wind storms in US, Europe and Asia regions. He started his career working with RMS India as a senior GIS Engineer where he worked on various natural hazard modeling projects.

Vineet holds a Master in Technology in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and a PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

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