Mohammad Zolfaghari Director CatRisk Solutions Ltd.

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Dr Mohammad R Zolfaghari is an earthquake scientist and the director of CatRisk Solutions Ltd, a UK-based catastrophe loss modelling firm. He holds an MSc in geotechnical engineering and a PhD in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology from Imperial College of London.

Since starting his company in 2005, he has been involved in developing catastrophe loss models for more than 35 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. Dr Zolfaghari has more than 26 years’ experience in natural catastrophe studies and in particular earthquake hazard and risk modelling. He has thorough knowledge of major catastrophe models in the market and his areas of expertise also include: structural earthquake engineering, engineering seismology, probabilistic and statistical methods in natural catastrophes. He has developed several damage estimation and decision making tools for crises management and early response applications. He has participated in many World Bank and internationally sponsored catastrophe risk management programs and is an active member of the GEM (Global Earthquake Model) program.