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Kasra Ferdows, Ph.D.

Heisley Family Chair Professor of Global Manufacturing, Co-Director of Programs for Study of Global Logistics,The McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Kasra Ferdows is the Heisley Family Chair Professor of Global Manufacturing and Co-Director of Global Logistics Research Program at Georgetown University McDonough School of Business.

Before joining Georgetown in 1990, he taught for ten years at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Fontainebleau, France, where he still teaches as a visiting professor.  He has also been a visiting faculty member at the Harvard Business School, the Stanford Business School, and last year the Melbourne Business School. Last year he was the President of the Production and Operations Management Society (the premier academic organization for scholars and teachers in the field of production management with members in 45 countries).He was also the acting dean of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business from July 1997 to July 1998.

He has published in many academic and practitioner journals and books.  He holds M.Sc. in mechanical engineering from Teheran Polytechnic and M.B.A. and Ph. D. (from University of Wisconsin in Madison.  As a consultant and teacher, he has worked with many multinationals including Apple Computers (Ireland), Astra (Indonesia), Barilla (Italy), BASF (Germany), Danfoss (Denmark), Eli Lilly (France), Ford of Europe (UK), Hewlett-Packard (US), General Electric (US), IBM (US), Monsanto (Belgium), Montedison (Italy), Norsk Hydro (Norway), Pechiney (France), PepsiAmericas (US), SABMiller (South Africa), and the World Bank Group.