Simon Sølvsten

PhD, Director of European Center for Risk & Resilience Studies (ECRRS)

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With a successful international career in the insurance sector spanning over a decade, Dr. Simon Sølvsten established the European Center for Risk & Resilience Studies at the University of Southern Denmark in 2023, driven by a clear mission to "Empower Actions to Shape Tomorrow's Resilience" for organizations and individuals.

Simon has achieved a range of academic accomplishments, including a PhD in Economics from the University of Southern Denmark, an MSc in Economics and Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, and several certifications, such as Certified Security Manager®, CFPA, electrician, and Certified Security installer. His diverse educational background, along with practical experience, allows him to contribute meaningfully in both academia and the industry.

Simon’s primary research focus revolves around risk financing, and organizational resilience. This dedication to enhancing the comprehension and application of risk management further solidifies his role as a trusted partner in the field.

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Southern Denmark

Award Date: 22. Apr 2022

MSc in Economics and Business Administration, University of Southern Denmark

Award Date: 30. Jan 2018

HD part II, Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, Aarhus University

Award Date: 1. Aug 2016

HD part I, Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Aarhus University

Award Date: 1. Aug 2016

Degree in in Leadership and Management, University College Nordjylland

Award Date: 1. Aug 2011

Certified Security Manager ®, CFPA, Dansk Brand- og Sikringsteknisk Institut (DBI)

Award Date: 31. Jan 2011

Electrician, Light and energy technology, Randers Tekniske Skole

Award Date: 1. May 2005

External positions

Head of Organizational Resilience Research (UK, Global), Willis Towers Watson

1. Jan 2021 → …

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