Rüdiger Kiesel heads the chair for “Energy Trading and Financial Services” at the University Duisburg-Essen. Previously he has been Director of the Institute for Mathematical Finance at the University of Ulm. He also held positions as Lecturer and Reader for actuarial science and financial mathematics at Birkbeck College, University of London and London School of Economics. He was a Visiting Professor at the Center for Mathematics for Applications, Oslo University. His main research areas are risk management for power utility companies, modeling of electricity markets, valuation and hedging of derivatives (interest-rate, credit- and energy-related), methods of risk transfer and structuring of risk (securitization).