Healthcare resource sharing can be the difference between life and death. And it can be done without sacrificing agencies’...
Luk Van Wassenhove
Luk Van Wassenhove is Emeritus Professor of Technology and Operations Management and the Henry Ford Chair of Manufacturing, Emeritus at INSEAD and Director of the INSEAD Humanitarian Research Group.
Professor Van Wassenhove currently focuses on aligning business models and new technologies with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, e.g. closed-loop supply chains, circular economy, and disaster and health logistics. He recently co-edited special issues on humanitarian operations for the Journal of Operations Management, the Production and Operations Management Journal and the European Journal of Operational Research.
Professor Van Wassenhove is Fellow of the Production and Operations Management Society (POMS 2005). In 2006, he received EURO’s Gold Medal. He is Distinguished Fellow of the Manufacturing and Services Operations Management Society (MSOM 2009), and Honorary Fellow of the European Operations Management Association (EUROMA 2013). In 2018 he was elected Fellow of INFORMS and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Thessaloniki.
He created the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and acted as academic director until 2010. He currently leads INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group and its Sustainable Operations Initiative.
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