Professor Hau L Lee is the Thoma Professor of Operations, Information and Technology at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Professor Lee's areas of specialization include global supply chain management, entrepreneurship and innovations in developing economies, and value chain strategy. He is a co-director of the Stanford Initiative on Value Chain Innovations. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Fung Academy.
Professor Lee has published widely in journals such as Management Science, Operations Research, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, IIE Transactions, and Interfaces, etc.. He has served on the editorial boards of many international journals. From 1997-2003, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Management Science.
Professor Lee was inducted to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2010. He was elected a Fellow of Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, 2001; Production and Operations Management Society, 2005; and INFORMS, 2005.
Professor Lee has consulted extensively in the private sector. He co-founded DemandTec, a price-optimization company that went public in NASDAQ in 2007. He is an independent non-executive director of Synnex, Frontier Services Group, Global Brands Group, and the Lion Rock Group.
Professor Lee obtained his B.Soc.Sc. degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Hong Kong in 1974, his M.Sc. degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics in 1975, and his M.S. and PhD degrees in Operations Research from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering degree by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006, and an Honorary Doctorate from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in 2008.