People at the HUMLOG Institute

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Get to know the HUMLOG Institute's faculty, management, fellows, associates and PhD students!


HUMLOG Wojciech Piotrowicz

Wojciech Piotrowicz

Director of the HUMLOG Institute, Associate Professor in Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken

Research interests:

Wojciech is Director of the HUMLOG Institute, he joined Hanken in 2017, after over ten years at University of Oxford. His research is related to Supply Chain and logistics in various contexts, performance and evaluation, as well as impact of technologies on organisations and societies. Currently he leads Academy of Finland project focused on humanitarian assistance and local markets under armed conflict conditions.

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HUMLOG Diego Vega

Diego Vega

Deputy Director of the HUMLOG Institute

Diego Vega is Assistant Professor of Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, esp. Humanitarian Logistics and Deputy Director of the HUMLOG Institute. Prior to joining Hanken and the Institute, Diego was Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and lately, Head of the Information Systems, Supply Chain Management and Decision Making Department at NEOMA Business School, France. Diego completed his doctoral studies at the CRET-LOG Research Institute, Aix-Marseille University in France, in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), France. Diego’s current research interests include logistics services in humanitarian operations, competence-based strategic management for humanitarian organizations and supply chain maturity.


HUMLOG Gyöngyi Kovács

Gyöngyi Kovács

Erkko Professor in Humanitarian Logistics, Hanken

Research interests:

Gyöngyi's research has focused on the areas of challenges and trends in humanitarian logistics, humanitarian supply chain design, innovation in humanitarian supply chains, and humanitarian logistics skills and competencies. She has also conducted research in sustainable supply chain management and research approaches in logistics. She led the HUMLOG Institute since its establishment in 2008 until 2014. Gyöngyi is currently involved in many of the HUMLOG Institute's ongoing research projects, as well as in a project related to wine supply chains.

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HUMLOG Daniel Ekwall

Daniel Ekwall

Lecturer, Hanken & Senior Lecturer, University of Borås

Research interests:

Daniel Ekwall (Ph.D) is Associate Professor in logistics at the University of Borås, Associate Professor in Supply chain management at Swedish business school in Helsinki and also Associate Professor in Supply Chain Security at the Turku School of Economics. Daniel is also the former head of global security at DB Schenker. He has published articles in leading academic journals. . Daniel is currently doing research in logistics security, textile management and supply chain management.

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HUMLOG David Grant

David Grant

Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken; Professor of Logistics, Hull University Business School

Research interests:

David's research interests include customer service and satisfaction; services marketing and service quality; retail logistics; reverse, closed-loop and sustainable logistics; logistics and supply chain relationships; logistics in SMEs; and integration of logistics and marketing.

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HUMLOG Arni Halldorsson

Arni Halldórsson

Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken & Professor in supply chain management, Chalmers University of Technology

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Arni's research focuses particularly on supplier relationship management, outsourcing, sustainable logistics, supply chain disruptions, and energy efficiency in supply chains.

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HUMLOG Graham Heaslip

Graham Heaslip

Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken

Research interests:

Graham's research interests are in the intersections between global logistics / supply chain management, humanitarian logistics and organisational management development. His research and consultancy interests span mainstream commercial, defence and other public service contexts examining supply chain management, and operations management issues which impact on organisational effectiveness or innovative practices.

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HUMLOG Fellow Paul Larson

Paul D. Larson

CN Professor of Supply Chain Management, University of Manitoba and Distinguished Senior Fellow/Professor in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, Hanken

Research interests:

Paul's research interests are supply chain sustainability, sustainable transportation, supplier diversity, consumer logistics, cultural dimensions in sustainability, and, of course, humanitarian logistics.

 


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Peter Tatham

Professor of Humanitarian Logistics, Griffith Business School

Research interests:

Peter joined the faculty of Griffith University in July 2010 where he teaches and researches in humanitarian supply network management. Prior to that, he served in the UK Royal Navy for 35 years, and completed his doctoral thesis   which investigated the role of shared values within UK military supply networks at Cranfield University.

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Mikaela Gerkman, Administrative Assistant

Mimmi Pöysti, Administrative Assistant


HUMLOG Amin Maghsoudi

Amin Maghsoudi

HUMLOG Postdoctoral Researcher

Amin Maghsoudi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Humanitarian Logistics and Supply Chain Research (HUMLOG) Institute at Hanken School of Economics. He was previously served as the postdoctoral researcher and visiting lecturer at University of Tehran as well as Tehran University of Medical Sciences where he lectured the course titled Public Health Supply Chain in Disaster Relief for the PhD candidates. Amin completed his Ph.D on Operations and Supply Chain Management at Universiti Sains Malaysia. His research interests lie in the area of humanitarian logistics, blockchain for supply chain management, cash-based interventions (CBI), inter-organizational coordination, social media in humanitarian operations, and data analytics. For the purpose of research and teaching experience, Amin has interviewed and connected with a number of humanitarian organizations (both national and international) operating within Southeast Asia (e.g., Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia) and the Middle Eastern region (e.g., Iran, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates). Some of his research results are published in peer-reviewed journals such as Supply Chain Management: An International Journal.


HUMLOG Elvira Kaneberg

Elvira Kaneberg

HUMLOG Research Associate

Elvira Kaneberg is an Assistant Professor in Business Administration at Jönköping University, Sweden. Elvira’s main research interests are focused on Sustainable Supply Chain Management and Humanitarian Logistics.


HUMLOG Claudia Paciarotti

Claudia Paciarotti

HUMLOG Research Associate

Claudia Paciarotti is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Plants at the Faculty of Engineering at Università Politecnica delle Marche. Claudia’s main research interests are operation management, humanitarian logistics and supply chain, process modelling, business process reengineering and education.


HUMLOG Christian Fikar

Christian Fikar

HUMLOG Research Associate

Christian is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Production Management at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). His research fields include logistics, supply chain management and related decision support systems to investigate and optimize time-critical delivery processes, particularly for humanitarian and food logistics operations.


HUMLOG Hlekiwe Kachali

Hlekiwe Kachali

HUMLOG Research Associate

Hlekiwe Kachali is a practitioner and researcher in system dynamics of disaster resilience and recovery and humanitarian logistics. Hlekiwe’s interests in system dynamics and resilience led to her working in the areas of global flows, conflict dynamics, mine action, emergency management, disaster risk reduction and information management in emergencies.


HUMLOG Minchul Sohn

Minchul Sohn

HUMLOG Research Associate

Minchul Sohn is a post-doctoral research fellow at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany. His research area includes humanitarian logistic preparedness, coordinating mechanisms for disaster preparedness/response, supply chain resilience, and changes in climate extremes and their impacts on the humanitarian supply chains. During his stay in Hanken School of Economics, Minchul has worked for several projects, including Project Resilience in Disaster Relief and Development Supply Chains, SAFE-MET, MELOGIC, and UNHCR CP-SCM. He received his doctorate in Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility from Hanken School of Economics, Finland and master’s degree in logistics and operations management from Cardiff University, UK. 

Linda Annala

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Linda is interested in the sustainability of transnational technologies and innovations, and the political processes shaping the social constructions of technological development. Her PhD thesis focuses on the co-production of drinking water in Ethiopia and India, looking at the shifting meanings and material practices among public institutions, private actors and citizens in co-producing the basic human right, i.e. drinking water. In her future research, she will be looking into migration, and innovation for labor market integration; with a continuing interest in the challenges posed by historical institutions and unequal relations of power for developing inclusive innovations. Her PhD is situated in the disciplines of Corporate Responsibility, and Science, Technology and Society studies. Linda is also part of the Centre for Corporate Responsibility.

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HUMLOG Yewondwossen Tesfaye Gemechu

Tesfaye Gemechu

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Yewondwossen’s research focuses on ’basic needs’ issues such as human rights, social justice, and quality of life in the accountability structures of development interventions. His basic areas of interest include Cross-Sector Partnerships (CSPs), NGOs’ role in international business, and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in developing countries.

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Greta Steenvoorden

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Greta's research interests include the mechanisms that support or alternatively hinder the inclusion of factory worker's perspectives in the Corporate Social Responsibility practices of the multinational corporations in the developing country context.

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HUMLOG Isabell Storsjö

Isabell Storsjö

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Isabell studies the intersection of supply chain management and government regulation and public policy. She is especially interested in the justice system, and public procurement. She is also interested in humanitarian logistics and preparedness, especially in relation to the public sector. Isabell intends to defend her thesis in 2020. She previously worked for the HUMLOG project “Cascading Innovation Upstream the Supply Chain through Procurement Processes”, funded by the Erkko foundation.

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HUMLOG Virva Tuomala

Virva Tuomala

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Virva's interests are urban food insecurity and the food supply chain.

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Robert Davtyan


HUMLOG Robert Davtyan

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Robert focuses on sustainable innovations in public procurement, as well as on the roles of small and medium sized enterprises in the process. Other interests include public transportation and cleantech development. Currently Robert manages UNHCR Certification Programme in Supply Chain Management training project and coordinates the learning of study cohorts.


HUMLOG Russell Harpring

Russell Harpring

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Russell's primary research interests are related to cash-based interventions in humanitarian operations, especially with respect to how they affect the supply chain and what measures can be taken to improve their efficiency and effectiveness.  Other areas of interest include simulation modeling, systems and network analysis, and process improvement.

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HUMLOG Quifeng Yan

Qifeng Yan

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Research interests:

Qifeng focuses primarily on the applications of climate science in humanitarian logistics. He is interested how the impacts of natural disasters can be mitigated by using climate information in humanitarian operations. He is also interested in development studies and sustainability.

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Felicia Saiah

Félicia Saïah

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Félicia´s primary area of focus is Humanitarian Supply Chain Management in Protracted Crisis, with a specific emphasis on medical assistance.  Other areas of interest include process improvement, network analysis and sustainability.

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HUMLOG Anna Zhuravleva

Anna Zhuravleva

Doctoral candidate, Hanken

Anna's research interests include closed-loop and reverse supply chain solutions, humanitarian supply chain and social responsibility. Previously, Anna was a leader of the global association 180 Degrees Consulting in Helsinki which connects students with local NGOs through various consulting projects. Under her leadership, students helped Finnish NGOs in identifying donor management and marketing strategies as well as in managing the supply chain of second-hand charity stores.