Shaun Shuxun Wang
Professor, Division of Banking & Finance
Director, Insurance Risk and Finance Research Centre (IRFRC)
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)
Phone: (+65) 6790 4639
Dr. Shaun Wang is Professor of Actuarial Science at Nanyang Business School (NBS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
Dr. Wang is an internationally renowned expert on quantitative risk modeling and enterprise risk management. He has published over 30 refereed scholarly papers in top actuarial and insurance journals including the ASTIN Bulletin, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, The North American Actuarial Journal, and Insurance: Mathematics and Economics. Several of his papers received international awards, including the 2010 Robert Mehr Award by the American Risk and Insurance Association, and "most citations". He is the inventor of the "Wang Transform", a widely-cited actuarial formula for pricing risks.
From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Wang held the position of Deputy Secretary General for the Geneva Association – the leading international insurance think tank whose membership comprises 80 CEOs of the world’s top insurance and reinsurance companies. Dr. Wang oversaw the research programs for the Geneva Association, including extreme events and climate risks, global aging, and international insurance regulation. From 2004 to 2013 he joined the faculty of Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, where he was granted tenure and promoted to Full Professor of Actuarial Science in 2007 with the endowment of the Thomas P. Bowles Chair. From 1997 to 2004, he worked for SCOR U.S. Reinsurance Co as actuary and research director. Dr. Wang was an Assistant Professor of Actuarial Science at both Concordia University (1993-1994) and the University of Waterloo (1994-1997).
Dr. Wang led several international symposiums on risk and capital topics. He was invited to deliver a Capitol Hill briefing in Washington D.C. on “The Financial Crisis and Lessons for Insurers” on September 29, 2009. He has also served as Editor of the ASTIN Bulletin and editorial boards of several leading journals.
Dr. Wang received a PhD in Statistics from University of Waterloo, Canada in 1993, and an MSc in Statistics from University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1991. He also received BSc and MSc degrees in Mathematics from Peking University, China in 1986 and 1989 respectively. He earned the professional designation of Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society in 2001.