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Manuel Ciobanu

Principal Quantitative Risk Analyst
Risk Analytics

Manuel earned a BS in Applied Mathematics (University of Bucharest), a BS in Computer Engineering (Politehnica University of Bucharest) and a MS in Computer Science (Western Michigan University).

After ten years of undergrad and graduate studies, he gladly accepted a job in Houston with Reliant Energy in 2000. In the last twenty years his roles and responsibilities, the company, and the energy industry have gone through some serious changes.

Starting as a desk quant assisting a group of Financial Gas traders, Manuel later moved on to support Structuring, Commercial Operations and Risk groups. Currently he's part of the Market Risk group supporting Retail Costing, Retail Supply and Corporate Risk departments.

His hobbies are playing speed chess (and a variant of it, antichess) and studying oil painting.