Prof. Dr. David Gonsalvez
Chief Executive Officer & Rector Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation, Malaysia
Dr. Gonsalvez is the CEO and Rector at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Gonsalvez is fascinated by transportation. His current research focuses on future mobility and autonomous transportation in the freight industry. He also believes that a strong foundation in procurement is essential for good supply chain leaders. To this end, he has introduced several courses in procurement in MISI both in Master’s programs and in executive education.
From 2010-2014, he was the Executive Director in charge of MIT’s Zaragoza Logistics Center(ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain which was ranked as the best Logistics post graduate education program in Spain during his tenure. Prior to that he was the Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy, at General Motors responsible for supply chain strategy, planning, and security in GM’s supply chains worldwide. He retired from GM after a 25 year career in 2009.
Dr. Gonsalvez has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Ohio State University.