Dr. Zhao received his doctorate degree in Supply Chain Management from WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. He is currently an Associate Professor, Executive Director of Supply Chain Finance Center and Academic director of MIT–Ningbo MNSCM program at NISCI and a Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics. He was Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Finance at WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management and a visiting scholar at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research interests include supply chain finance, global supply chain management, working capital management, and risk management. He published a Springer book entitled “Supply Chain Finance”, and articles in top academic journals such as EJOR. He is also a reviewer for several international academic journals including POMS and MSOM.