Michel Fender

Affiliate Professor, Global Sourcing & Supply Chain Management - Executive Master Academic Director, HEC Executive Education, HEC Paris

Michel Fender has been developing over more than 30 years two main activities he considers as complementary: advising and lecturing, that means sharing knowledge and practice in order to support people and companies growth in Supply Chain Management and Logistics.


Current position:

  • Senior Advisor to large companies at the Executive Committee level and for Supply Chain and Operations professionals
  • Adjunct Professor at HEC Paris
  • Senior Advisor and Adjunct Faculty at Africa Business School in Casablanca

He has been involved for advisory and training for many companies in multiple sectors such as Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Retail and Distribution BtoB and BtoC, Third Party Logistics, Pharmaceutical and Health Care Products, Publishing, Aircraft, Building Materials, Chemical, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Recycling, National agencies, Investment banks.

In the field of pedagogy, he is or has been involved at HEC Paris, ESSEC, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech especially as Professor, Dean of MBA, Dean of Executive Education. He has been teaching in custom programs and EMBA such as Trium (HEC-LSE-NYU) since 2015.

His main research topic is related to the role played by Supply Chain Management in leveraging the performance of the value model of a given company. He has published the following books: Global Operations and Logistics, Text and Cases (John Wiley & Sons, New-York, 1998), translated in Chinese and in Portuguese, La logistique globale et le Supply Chain Management (Edition d’Organisation, Paris, 2007, 2nd ed.), The Essentials of Management and Logistics (Presses Romandes, Lausanne, 2012, 3rd ed.); co-author “Le management de l’immobilier” chapter on “Les actifs logistiques” (Vuibert, 2014); “Dimensions techniques et financières des actifs immobiliers logistiques” (Dunod, 2016) awarded Grand Prix ACA HEC & X Alumni Associations in December 2016, Logistique et Supply Chain (Dunod, 2016, 7th ed.). “Des PME aux ETI: réussir sa croissance” (de Boeck, 2018), “Pratique du Supply Chain Management” (Dunod, 2019, 2nd ed.) which has been awarded by HEC ACA Prize in 2012 and his last book is “Next Generation Supply Chains. The guide for business leaders” (The Choir Press, 2020).

Dr. Fender holds a Doctorate from the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech in Economics, Management and the Social Sciences. He has a MBA degree from HEC Paris. He is an Engineer graduated from Agro ParisTech.