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Michel Fender

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

Michel Fender has been developing over the last 29 years two main activities he considers as complementary: lecturing and advising, that means sharing knowledge and practice in order to support people and companies development in Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Logistics. 

In the field of pedagogy, he is Affiliate Professor at HEC and Academic Director for CESA Supply Chain and Co-Director for the Executive Master of Global Sourcing and Supply Chain Management. He teaches in all EMBA at HEC including the TRIUM program ranked number 1 in the world by FT. He is as well Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech. He was previously Director of Essec Executive Education and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ENPC School of International Management and President of the Industrial Engineering Department at ENPC. He was as well the Co-Director of the Master of Science in Logistics of the International Management for Logistics Institute which is a joint institution between ENPC and EPFL in Switzerland.

His main research topic is related to Supply Chain Management and more particularly the co-operations between producers and distributors within Value Chains. Dr. Fender 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.), Supply Chain Management et Logistique (Dunod, 2013, 6th ed.), “Pratique du Supply Chain Management” (Dunod, 2012) which has been awarded by HEC ACA Prize in 2012, co-author “Le management de l’immobilier” chapter on “Les actifs logistiques” (Vuibert, 2014). He is currently co-writing a new book on “Dimensions techniques et financières des actifs immobiliers logistiques” (Dunod, publishing in Fall 2015). He has published multiple articles in professional journals.

Dr. Fender has taught in MBA programmes around the world including Morocco, Argentina, Japan, India, China and the UK. He was also a lecturer at HEC, Centrale, CNAM in Paris, France. In addition, he has been involved in various Executive Programmes for companies in different industries -- eg., automotive (Peugeot, Citroën), pharmaceuticals (Synthelabo, 3M, BioMérieux), optical (Essilor), cosmetics (Roc), energy (EDF), telecommunication (France Telecom), Fast Moving Consumer Goods (Le Printemps, Altadis, Philips, Schneider Electric, ONA), IT (Sligos), third party logistics (FDS, Géodis), building construction (Saint-Gobain), aeronautics (Airbus Group)

In the field of professional service, Michel Fender has been involved in multiple consulting missions for companies in several industries. He is currently partner at Diagma and specifically plays an advisory role on Executive Committee members.

 He has advised many companies in different industries such as:

  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods: Electrolux and Valentine (ICI Group), Kaysersberg (Body Health Care, such Lotus and Vania), Perrier, Virgin France, Berger (sirops and alcools), Lexmark, Altadis, Morocco Tobacco, France Telecom, Alcatel-Lucent ESD, Nespresso.
  • Retail and Distribution : Euromarché, Barbotteau, Pinault Distribution, Prodirest-Carrefour, Butagaz, Point P, Saint-Gobain Distribution, Système U, Arena, Mousquetaires-Intermarché, ATAC (Auchan), France Boissons (Heineken), Casino, ADEO Services, Weldom, ONA (Morocco), Weldom ;
  • Third Party Logistics (3PL): Delquignies, Norbert Dentressangle, SDV-LI, DHL-Exel, STEF, Marsa Maroc.
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Care Products: OCP, Zeneca, Leo, Essilor, Diagnostica Stago, Boehringer-Ingelheim, CHR-Hansen, Ciba-Vision, Didactic.
  • Publishing: Book and publisher syndicate on behalf of the French Ministry of Culture, Ouest France.
  • Aircraft: MOD, EADS, Eurocopter, Royal Air Maroc, Hurel Hispano, Messier-Services, Messier-Dowty.
  • Building Materials: Holcim, Placoplatre-Isover; Weber.
  • Automotive: Michelin Europe, Michelin Asia, Vallourec, Euromaster, Autodistribution, Saint-Gobain Sekurit.
  • Recycling: Veolia Propreté, Recylum.
  • National agencies : Tanger Med, SANEF, Seine & Marne Développement.
  • Investment funds : Charterhouse UK, Goldman Sachs UK, UI Gestion France. He has trained and advised partners of those companies engaged in due diligence processes targeting 3PL companies in Europe.
  • Miscellaneous: World Bank, Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Alcan Cebal, Prim, Vallourec Oil & Gas, Vallourec Corporate, CMH, Schlumberger, SWM.

Dr. Fender holds a Doctorate from the ENPC in Economics, Management and the Social Sciences. He has a MBAdegree from HEC (Paris). He is an Engineer in Agronomy graduated from Agro ParisTech.