Rainer Sachs.

Senior Advisor, Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies

PhD (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich/Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics)

Dr Rainer Sachs is a senior risk researcher and risk management expert.

He is the founder and owner of the Sachs-Institute, a transdisciplinary think tank for better coping with risk and uncertainty. Rainer Sachs’ current research interests focus on modelling complex risks in insurance and human behaviour in decisions under uncertainty. A main objective of his work is the transfer of research results into risk management practices.

Previously he was the head of the Emerging Risks team of Munich Re, developing risk identification and assessment tools for emerging risks, accumulation scenarios and systemic risks.

During his almost 20-year career in the financial industry, he has held various positions in financial and insurance risk management, both in Germany and Australia.

Rainer Sachs holds a PhD in complex systems theory from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich/Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics and a Master in cosmology from the Technical University of Munich/University of Pune (India).