As Executive Vice President and Managing Director of International Operations, Dr. Milan Simic is responsible for business development, strategic growth initiatives, and client services in London, Munich, Beijing, Tokyo, and Singapore. During his previous tenure as Managing Director of AIR's London office, he oversaw AIR's significant growth in the London market. Milan has more than 25 years of experience in risk assessment, engineering consulting, teaching, and research. Immediately prior to joining AIR, he was with Benfield's Natural Hazards team. He is a Chartered Engineer through the UK Institution of Civil Engineers, a regular speaker at catastrophe-related conferences and has authored numerous papers and articles on insurance loss assessment and soil-structure interaction. He is also a member of the OECD's High-Level Advisory Board on Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. He earned his MSc in Hydraulic Structures from the University of Belgrade and a Ph.D. in Earthquake Engineering from the University of Bristol.