About the Author
Professor Jean-Paul Louisot, ARM, FIRM, holds a mining engineer degree, a Master in Economics and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He has worked in risk management for nearly forty years, as a broker, an underwriter and a risk-manager. Since 1993, his activity focuses on teaching and coaching post graduate students and risk management professionals, while still acting as a part-time risk manager for several clients developing ERM programs. As curriculum director for CARM_Institute, Ltd, he supervises the ARM and EFARM (European Fellow in Applied Risk Management) programmes. After nine years at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne University, he now teaches postgraduate courses in Risk Management at the Institut Catholique de Lille and in various universities, including the IACA in Vienna. He is a frequent speaker in professional conferences in Europe, in Australia, and in the USA. He has published a number of articles and studies on risk management and developed the first edition of the ERM course at The Institutes (ARM 57). He is currently working on his Doctorat en sciences de Gestion at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and plans to complete the process in 2014.
Christopher H. Ketcham, Ph.D., CPCU, recently retired as Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Downtown College of Business Insurance and Risk Management department. While at UHD, Chris developed and taught seven courses for the new online curriculum for insurance and risk management undergraduate majors in this AACSB accredited school. Chris consults with industry and the independent insurance agent community on areas of practical risk management, ethics, and strategic planning. With Jean-Paul Louisot he was co-editor of the first edition of the textbook Enterprise-Wide Risk Management: Developing and Implementing published by The Institutes for their ARM-E designation. Chris’s work in ethics extends to issues associated with emerging technologies such as private space exploration.