CEO and Rector, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation

Research Affiliate

Dr. Gonsalvez is the CEO and Rector at the MIT Global SCALE Network's Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI). He is also a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Gonsalvez has a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Ohio State University. 

Dr. Gonsalvez is fascinated by transportation. His current research focuses on future mobility and autonomous transportation in the freight industry. He also believes that a strong foundation in procurement is essential for good supply chain leaders. To this end, he has introduced several courses in procurement at MISI both in Master’s programs and in Executive Education.

From 2010-2014, he was the Executive Director in charge of MIT Global SCALE Network's Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain which was ranked as the best Logistics postgraduate education program in Spain during his tenure. Prior to that, he was the Director of Global Supply Chain Strategy at General Motors responsible for supply chain strategy, planning, and security in GM’s supply chains worldwide. He retired from GM in 2009 after a 25-year career. 

David Gonsalvez

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