Lutz Kaufmann is professor and chair of International Business & Supply Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management since 2001. He is also Director of the WHU Campus for Strategy & Leadership Conference.
Professor Kaufmann studied business administration at the University of Giessen (Germany), where he received his first and second doctoral degrees (Habilitation). He also holds an MBA from Kansas State University (1990), where he was a Fulbright scholar.
Professor Kaufmann’s activities bring him in touch with executives from around the world. He has been involved in program direction, teaching and coaching for companies including 3M, ThyssenKrupp, Haniel, Merck, Merz, Renault, L’Oreal, Henkel, Volkswagen, Philips, and MAN. He also heads a working group on corporate strategy, where the heads of strategy and business development from some 20 German companies meet biannually to discuss current trends and challenges.
Latin American Editor
Ely holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1986), a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1994) and a Ph.D. in Administration from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1999). He is currently Full Professor at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Sao Paulo. His research interests are operations strategy and supply chain management. Author of the book Manufacturing and Operations Strategy.
Asia Pacific Editor
Damien is a Professor of Supply Chain Management in the Department of Management and Marketing
within the University of Melbourne.
Damien's research interests include Supply chain management; Sustainability / food supply chains; Application of technology in organisations; Cross cultural SCM studies.
Along with his role as the Asian Pacific Editor with Journal of Supply Chain Management; Damien is also an Associate Editor with the Journal of Operations Management; Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management (Associate Editor); International Journal of Operations and Production Management (Associate Editor); Supply Chain Management: An International Journal; Operations and Supply Chain Management.