Gang Yu, Ph.D.

  • Gang Yu is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of 111, Inc. (NASDAQ: YI)Dr. Yu received a Bachelor of Science from Wuhan University, Master of Science from Cornell University and Ph. D. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Prior to founding 111, Inc., he was the co-founder and Chairman of Yihaodian - a leading ecommerce company in China.

    Dr. Yu served as Vice President; Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. and Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.com.

    Before Amazon, Dr. Yu served as Chair Professor at University of Texas at Austin, and Director of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics, and co-Director of the Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty.

    Dr. Yu has received numerous international awards including: the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS, the 2002 IIE Transaction Award for Best Application Paper, the 2003 Outstanding IIE Publication Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS. Dr. Yu has published over 80 journal articles, 4 books, and he holds 3 US patents.

    Dr. Yu is the founder and CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation in 1995 in the US, the company was later acquired by Accenture.

Van Wassenhove

  • Professor Van Wassenhove's currently focuses on business models and 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.

    At INSEAD Professor Van Wassenhove holds the Henry Ford Chair in Manufacturing. He created the INSEAD Social Innovation Center and acted as academic director until 2010. He currently leads INSEAD’s Humanitarian Research Group and its Sustainable Operations Initiative.

L. Robin Keller

  • Professor L. Robin Keller’s decision analysis research spans the areas of multiple attribute decision making, fairness, perceived risk, and planning protection against terrorism, environmental, health, and safety risks. She has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analysis.

    Dr. Keller was the 2015 President of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), is an INFORMS Fellow, and is the 2006 INFORMS Kimball Medalist and the 2015 Ramsey Medalist (for distinguished contributions to decision analysis, the highest award from the Decision Analysis Society of INFORMS). She was a Program Director for the U.S. National Science Foundation’s Decision, Risk, and Management Science Program and has served on the U.S. National Committee for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and on U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committees.

    She is a full professor of Operations and Decision Technologies at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine (USA), where she has served as the Director of the Doctoral Program and Associate Dean (for the Full-time MBA Program and for Research).

Maria Conceição Andrade Silva

  • Maria Conceição Andrade Silva is Full Professor at Católica Porto Business School, Porto, Portugal, teaching in the areas of Business Analytics and Quantitative Methods applied to management. She was the director of the Management MSc until 2018, and is currently the president of the scientific council of the faculty. She has a MSc in Management Science and Operational Research from the Warwick University, U.K. (1998) and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the Aston University, U.K. (2004).

    Professor Silva has published more than 30 refereed articles on the theory and application of DEA (Data Envelopment Analysis) as an efficiency and productivity measurement tool. She is co-author of various book chapters published by major international publishing houses. She has research, consultancy and teaching experience in the field of efficiency and productivity measurement, having applied it to various fields such as bank branches, schools, retail outlets, water companies, general practice units, hospitals and courts. She was responsible for three projects financed by the Portuguese Foundation of Science and Technology (FCT) on the assessment and benchmarking of Portuguese schools, and on the benchmarking of Portuguese hospitals.

    She is an associate editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis and was associate editor of Omega until 2018. She also contributes regularly with opinion articles, mainly on the area of education policies, to national newspapers.

    • Gang Yu
      Yihaodian, China
    • Luk Van Wassenhove
      INSEAD, France
    • L. Robin Keller
      University of California, Irvine, USA
    • Maria Conceição Andrade Silva
      Católica Porto Business School, Porto, Portugal
      EURO Plenary Speaker