Consulting Members

pic-karinKarin Moellering

Karin Moellering is one of the scientific committee members at R-square RiskLab. Ms. Moellering started with ISFA in 2007 and was appointed Head of Research and Development in autumn that year. In this function, she is responsible for the existing ISFA Equity software, but also for new projects and developments. Previously, she has worked as a business development manager / internal consultant with Lycos Europe, a Bertelsmann subsidiary, in Germany and the Netherlands.

She studied Mathematics and hold an MSc in Geometry, Mathematical Physics and Analysis from the University of Oxford (UK) and a Diploma in Mathematics from the University of Münster. In 2006, she gained a doctoral degree in Operations Research from the University of Münster.

pic-gaibelStefan Gaibel

Stefan Gaibel is a senior consultant of R-square RiskLab Luxembourg. Stefan work experience includes as Sr. researcher work in the ministry of justice (Rhineland-Palatinate/Saarland) in Technical and University of Braunschweig/University of Kassel. Stefan has presented – The influence of the socioeconomic situation at the time of release on relapse and the speed of recidivism, Policing in Central and Eastern Europe”; Ljubljana in 2008. Stefan has doctoral degree in sociology (Applying neural networks in social science), and post-doctoral research in psychology (Evaluation of forensic therapy) and in mathematics (Applying shape analysis). He has published (in German) “Statistische Analyse der Form von Nierentumoren bei Kleinkindern, Bulleti de la Societe des Sciences Medicales, Sondernummer, Tagungsband, Uni Luxemburg 2008″ and “Relapse of juvenile oenders in Rhineland-Palatinate between late 1996 and early 2000, Nuove Esperienze di giustizia minorile- N.2/2008.”

pic-devshreeDevshree Golecha

Devshree Golecha is associated with R-square RiskLab as the business development lead for R-square in the US market. Mrs. Golecha has experience in retail banking, commercial banking, and NRI services with leading banks in India including Citibank and HDFC.

Currently Devshree is associated with University of Chicago as a research assistant and working on studies including decision-making, emotions, judgment and communication. Devshree holds an MBA in Capital Markets from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, India. She is a Level 1 Certified Professional from National Stock Exchange, India.

pic_steivanSteivan Defilla

Steivan Defilla is Director at Energy Charter Secretariat in Brussels. Steivan is one of the Advisors of R-square RiskLab. Earlier he was a Senior Energy Advisor at the SECO – Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Division of Environment and Energy Policy, Bern, Switzerland and in his role is involved in the shaping of Swiss energy policy. He has been participating in many international energy fora and negotiations and has accumulated a great experience in analyzing short term as well as long term security of supply risks of energy systems. Outside his professional work, he is an active promoter of econophysics and has created the concept of physical purchasing power (PhPP) as a first step towards introducing more rigorous metrological principles in economics. Econophysics is a new discipline, which emerged in the mid-1990s and in the future is likely to be relevant for economics. Steivan and Chitro Majumdar have been working together in econophysics during the last couple of years. They have initiated some new measures of econophysics models in practice. Steivan is also among the organizers of the thirty first general conference of the International Association for Research in Income and Wealth IARIW in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in August 2010. In the framework of this conference, he co-organizes a parallel session on Greening and Economic Growth (2010) that primarily focuses on topics such as environmental and resource accounting, integration between the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting (SEEA), market failure vs. state or regulatory failure in environmental and resource economics, the acceptance or rejection of “greening” (for example, using renewable energy sources and purchasing more energy efficient appliances and vehicles), and the relationship between environmental degradation, and present and future intergenerational economic well-being.

pic_laurenceLaurence Jacobs

Laurence is an international leader in the development and application of advanced analytical methods for the identification, understanding, and prediction of customer behaviour. He has applied these techniques in the optimisation of risk and benefit in a variety of business areas, such as propensity, customer segmentation, attrition, retention, credit risk, and fraud prevention. Some of the advanced risk analysis techniques developed by Laurence were recently showcased at the World Economic Forum. Laurence holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Gail Tverberg is a consulting actuary at Energy research cell of R-square RiskLab who has been studying how oil limits affect the economy since 2005. She was an Editor of from 2008 until August 2013, where she also wrote under the name “Gail the Actuary.” Her publications include “Oil Supply Limits and the Continuing Financial Crisis,” published in the journal Energy and “The Expected Impact of Oil Limitations on the Property Casualty Insurance Industry,” published in E-Forum of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She writes regularly on her own blog,, and speaks at conferences of many types, including academic, actuarial, and industry. She has an MS from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society. Since 2006, Gail has been deeply involved in the issue of oil supply, and the cost of new extraction and of substitutes.

Over the years, the American Petroleum Institute has invited her to visit a number of US and Canadian oil and gas installations. She was also invited by Chevron to visit the area subject to litigation in Ecuador. She has participated in a number of symposiums, including one at the Petroleum University of Beijing, China, one at the US Naval War College in Rhode Island, and one called the MIT-NESCAUM Endicott House Symposium on Climate Change. She has been asked to speak by groups who are interested in how oil limits are likely to play out, including a joint meeting of the Hawaii Chambers of Commerce, INDA, the Association of Non-Woven Fabrics, and the Space Solar Power Institute. Ms. Tverberg spent the early years of her career in the insurance industry, working as an actuary for CNA Insurance in Chicago. Between 1981 and 2007, she worked as a consulting actuary for Towers Perrin (current name Towers Watson).

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