Montserrat Guillén was received a Master of Science in Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics in 1987 and a PhD in Economics from UB in 1992. She received a MSc in Data Analysis from the University of Essex (United Kingdom). She was Visiting Research faculty at the University of Texas at Austin (USA) in 1994. She also holds a Visiting Professor position at the University of Paris II, where she teaches Insurance Econometrics. Since April, 2001 she has been chair professor of the Department of Econometrics at the University of Barcelona. She was awarded the ICREA Academia distinction. Her research focuses on actuarial statistics and quantitative risk management. She has published many scientific articles, contributions to book chapters and books on insurance and actuarial science. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Risk and Insurance - the official journal of the American Risk and Insurance Association, a senior editor of Astin Bulletin - the official journal of the International Actuarial Association and chief editor of SORT-Statistics and Operations Research Transactions She was awarded by the Casualty Actuarial Society and received the International Insurance Prize. She is a highly cited academic in the field of risk management and insurance. She was elected President of the European Group of Risk and Insurance Economists, the Geneva Association, in 2011. She has served in many scientific boards, international programs and steering committees and she has also conducted R&D joint programmes with many companies. She is member of the Royal Academy of Doctors.