Dr. Joerg S. Hofstetter, an expert in the management of multinational multi-tier supply chains with over 15 years of experience, is associate professor in supply chain management at KEDGE Business School Bordeaux, president of the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC), faculty member of Business School Lausanne, lecturer at the University of St. Gallen’s School of Management and Leuphana University Lüneburg, and fellow of the Center for Organization Research & Design (CORD) at Arizona State University. He consulted the World Bank Group, various national and supranational government associations as well as over 100 private and public companies, and is non-executive board member in the private sector. He is a founding member of the GRONEN Foundation, a member of Future Earth’s Knowledge Action Network on Global Value Chains and a member of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Trade & Competitiveness Research Committee. Previously, he served at the University of St. Gallen as Vice Director of its Chair of Logistics Management and Assistant Professor at its School of Management.
Dr. Hofstetter, a German national, has extensive knowledge about global value chains, value chain mapping, sub-supplier management, sustainability in multinational multi-tier supply chains, supplier development, sustainability in procurement, distribution management, and corporate supply chain management. He received several substantial public research grants, works internationally with both the public and the private sector, and published in leading academic journals, expert journals and books. Currently, he is actively engaged in a research project of the Swiss National Research Program 73 “Sustainable Economy”.
Under Dr. Hofstetter’s leadership, the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC), a Switzerland based non-profit association, has become a recognized academia-led platform with members from different parts of the world and sectors developing and implementing scientifically proven, hands-on solutions to master the many sustainability challenges in global value chains. www.susvc.org
He holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He lives in Switzerland with his wife, an international IP lawyer and manager, and their daughter.