Catastrophe modelling firm RMS has appointed Cihan Biyikoglu as executive vice president of product.
In his new role, Biyikoglu will oversee management of the full suite of RMS products including; models, software, platform, data and analytics.
Biyikoglu will report to CEO Karen White and serve as a member of the RMS executive committee.
Biyikoglu joins RMS with nearly 20 years of experience spearheading product management for big data, data analytics and modelling solutions with some of the world’s most successful technology companies.
He most recently served as the vice president of product management at Databricks. Before this Biyikoglu was vice president of product for Redis Labs. He has also held prominent product management positions at the likes of; Microsoft, Couchbase and Twitter. For almost a decade, he was product leader for Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Platform and suite of SQL Server products.
White commented: “Cihan is one of the best product executives in the technology industry. He has a distinguished track record of bringing innovative, quality products to market that win high praise from customers and achieve terrific commercial success. Cihan is deeply technical, an innovative thinker, and is incredibly customer focused. He has the rare ability to drive great products to market through his understanding of how technology can best serve the needs of customers in new ways. We’re excited to have Cihan on the team.”
Of his appointment Biyikoglu shared: “Over the last few decades, RMS continues to dominate the market in catastrophe risk modeling. RMS solutions are essential to an industry dependent on data-driven solutions for growth and risk management. I have followed RMS over the years as I worked on numerous big data analytics, cloud and machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms that have disrupted the legacy models. I am excited about the opportunity to shape the future of insurance and risk through combining the core risk skills RMS has with new experiences and solutions to improve the way business is done.”