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We are a multidisciplinary team of professionals that believe in the power of knowledge transfer beyond the classroom. We connect the academy with the private and public sectors to join forces, and find alternatives that allow the reduction of carbon emissions in Road Freight Transport.

Gordon Wilmsmeier

PhD in Geography from the University of Osnabrück and graduated as a
geographer from the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

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Research Associate at the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global
Logistics (CSGL), at the University of Kühne Logistics (KLU).
He is in charge of the Kühne Chair of Logistics at the University of los
Andes. His research focuses on transport, economic geography, maritime
economy and energy efficiency with particular interests in international
trade, transport geography, transport costs, sustainable mobility
strategies, among other topics.

Juan Pablo Bocarejo

PhD in Transport from the University of Paris.

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He is a civil engineer from
the University of los Andes with more than 29 years of experience and
nearly 200 projects and research on transport and mobility issues. He is
an associate professor at the University of los Andes and was Secretary of
Mobility in the Mayor's Office of Bogotá during the period 2016-2019. He
has been involved in various projects to promote public transport vehicles
and cargo toward zero emissions, as well as in regulations aimed at
improving the efficiency of transport companies.

Carlos E. Hernández

PhD in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Assistant professor at the Faculty of Administration of the University of los
Andes. He has been a consultant on automotive freight transport for the
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank and CAF. Carlos
studies the economic benefits of better roads, the economic costs of
pricing interventions, and the causes of delays in road freight transport.

Vasco Sánchez Rodrigues

PhD in Risk Management in Logistics Networks at Cardiff University.

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Dr Vasco Sanchez Rodrigues is a Full Professor of Sustainable Supply Chain Management at Cardiff University. He is a highly active supply chain and logistics professional leading applied research projects and working closely with organisations within the retail, food and drinks, and logistics sectors in the UK and South American several countries. Currently, Vasco holds principal investigator roles in multiple projects, including the Co-operation for Growth Project (Co-growth), innovation Lean Effectiveness Green Operations (iLEGO) and food waste research projects funded by Ocado. Vasco also acts as principal expert of Giro Zero and is co-leading the development of several outputs of the project, i.e., Centre of Excellence for NetZero Road Freight Transport and Capacity Building Programme. Since 2018 he has actively contributed to successful funding proposals that led to projects which have a total budget of £4 million from BEIS/FCDO, Innovate UK, the Engineering Physical Science Research Council, WEFO, Welsh Government and Ocado. Vasco recently led the development of an executive education training course in supply chain analytics and logistics planning for Ocado, which is being delivered annually since 2021. Vasco publishes actively in top academic journals and holds several external academic leadership roles, including being the Chairman of the CILT-sponsored Logistics Research Forum and an editorial board member of Resources Conservation and Recycling.

Wessam Abouarghoub

PhD in Maritime Economics.

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He holds an MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance from CASS Business School, City London University. He is Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management, Programme Director of MSc Maritime Policy and Shipping Management. Research interests have focused on transport and supply chains, with emphasis on business data analysis for strategic decision-making, performance indicators, transport economics, risk management, green logistics, and transport sustainability.

Emrah Demir

PhD in Management Science from University of Southampton.

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Emrah Demir is a Professor of Operational Research in the Logistics and Operations Management Section of the Cardiff Business School. Before joining Cardiff University, Emrah worked as Assistant Professor at the Eindhoven University of Technology (Netherlands). He holds BEng and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from Baskent University (Turkey), and a PhD in Management Science from University of Southampton. Emrah's current research interests are positioned within the areas of green logistics and operational research. He possesses expertise in quantitative and analytical methods, such as exact and approximation methods. He has published more than 50 journal articles and six book chapters and has currently more than 5,000 citations to his publications on Google Scholar.Emrah has the following editorial roles: Area Editor (Logistics and Supply Chain Management) of Journal of Heuristics Associate Editor of IMA Journal of Management Mathematics Associate Editor of Frontiers in Future Transportation - Freight Transport and Logistics
Associate Editor of OR Spectrum Journal

Cristiam Gil

PhD in Engineering Systems from the University of Chile (2020).

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Senior Scientist at the Hapag‐Lloyd Center for Shipping & Global Logistics (CSGL) of Kühne Logistics University. Cristiam has graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Valle in Colombia, and he finished his Ph.D. in University of Chile in January 2020.

Before joining the KLU, Cristiam worked in the GiroZero Project with Cardiff University in the UK and University of Andes in Colombia. GiroZero is a project funded of the UK Pact programme of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

The project seeks to accelerate vehicle renewal and technologies to reduce the miles run, fuel consumed, and CO2 emitted by vehicles operating within the Colombian road freight transport sector.

During his Ph.D. studies, he was awarded The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship from Government of Canada to do his doctoral internship in the prestigious Interuniversity Center for research in Entrepreneurial Networks, Logistics and Transportation (CIRRELT) in the École Polytechnique de Montréal-Canada, developing cutting-edge solution methods and algorithms for highly combinatorial and complex models.

Andrés Felipe Rey

PhD Candidate at Kuehne Logistics University. Mechanical Engineer from Universidad Nacional de Colombia with a Magister Science degree in Industrial Engineering from ICESI and GCLOG Certificate in Supply Chain Management at MIT.

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He has 19 years of work experience in freight transportation in the private sector and public sector. He worked as transport planning specialist, project manager, operations manager and Senior Consultant for the National Planning Department (DNP) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Also, he has developed freelance logistics and sustainable freight transportation projects with multilateral banking such as the World Bank for Bolivia, with the IDB for Peru, CAF for Panamá, and ICLEI for Colombia.

Gustavo Andrés Martínez

Civil Engineer from the National University of Colombia, Bogotá. Master in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá. Master's candidate in Economics and Finance, University of Queensland, Australia.

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Associate Researcher at the Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) in the project: Giro Zero. He has experience in the area of transport and infrastructure services, specifically in maritime transport and ports. Professor of postgraduate programs at the Externado de Colombia University.

Ana María Montes Franco

Master in industrial engineering from the Universidad de los Andes (2022) with an emphasis in operations research and applied probability.

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Experience in project formulation and management, among which stand out intelligent displacement systems, collaborative robotics and hybrid methodologies for container loading considering realistic mechanical limitations. Coordination of the integrated learning environment laboratory attached to the industrial engineering department of the Universidad de los Andes. Experience in formulation of programming models, optimization, industry 4.0, collaborative robotics and the development of hybrid methodologies.

Ana Cristina Ocampo Wilches

Industrial Engineer with a Master's in Administration from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Manizales. She also holds a master's degree in Supply Chain Management from Universidad de los Andes. During her master's degree, she researched the carbon footprint of rural transportation for Colombian coffee growers.

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She has also participated in research projects, including innovation barriers, market orientation and social entrepreneurship with productive initiatives of rural communities in Caldas. In addition, she has five years of experience as a university professor in operations management.

Camila Faride Cubillos

Engineering Faculty University of los Andes

Currently, she has a master's degree in construction project management at the Universidad de los Andes.

Wilson Bayardo Valcárcel Camejo

Industrial engineer from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Master in Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, where he developed research that proposes an agroindustrial supply chain model for plantain produced in the department of Arauca-Colombia. His research interests are operations research, agro-industrial supply chains and freight transportation systems. Experience in formulation and management of projects to strengtening agricultural production chains.

Ana Lucía Ricaurte

Project Manager, University of los Andes.

Professional in Finance and International Relations with a master's degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science-LSE.

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Professional experience of more than 10 years in higher education, public, private and NGO entities, with responsibilities oriented to resource management and partnerships, and the management of international cooperation projects.

Lady Velandia

Admin & Finance Support Officer, University of los Andes.

Business Administrator University National of Colombia. Specialization in Financial Administration from the University of los Andes.

Sara Manuela Graciano Correa

Master in Conservation and use of biodiversity from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Political Scientist from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Researcher and advisor on environmental issues. With experience in project coordination, legislative initiative processes and public relations in the public sector, NGOs and academia.