A professor at Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Science and Engineering (CSE) has been appointed to one of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s most prominent advisory panels.
Between 2020 and 2023, Dr. Laoucine Kerbache will serve as an Advisory Board Member for the Africa Resource Centre (ARC) Research Advisory Panel, where he will steer the Foundation’s healthcare systems supply chain research in Africa and further afield. He joins a distinguished panel of global supply chain specialists, with his selection based on a distinguished academic career, leadership experience and expertise in supply chains.
Through this appointment, Dr. Kerbache will advance supply chain research in Africa and promote linkages between likeminded institutions in the northern and southern hemisphere. He will also contribute to growth of supply chain talent across the continent and help ensure the ARC has a positive impact on Africa’s public sector. Dr. Kerbache started his tenure by participating in the ARC’s recent meeting at the Global Healthcare Supply Chain Conference in Johannesburg.
Dr. Kerbache contributes to the academic and research efforts -- including research on healthcare supply chains -- of CSE’s Engineering Management and Decision Sciences Division. CSE is currently home to 13 academic programs, each serving pertinent global challenges in sustainability, computing, logistics, health management, cybersecurity, data science, and more. An established logistics supply chain expert, Dr. Kerbache previously served as Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar, where he contributed to the development of degrees and custom executive education management programs for companies and institutions operating in Qatar and the MENA region.