Francis de Véricourt

Francis de Véricourt is a professor of Management Sciences at ESMT European School of Management and Technology. From August 2010 until August 2013 he was on leave at INSEAD, where he was an associate professor of technology and operations management and the Paul Dubrule Chaired Professor of Sustainable Development. He was the Associate Dean of Research at ESMT from 2007 to 2010. Before joining ESMT in 2007, Francis was an associate professor of operations management at Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. In 2000, he was a post-doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Francis received his PhD in Operations Research with Honors from Université Paris VI, France, in 2000. He holds an honors degree in Engineering in Applied Mathematics and Information Technology from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'lnformatique et de Mathematiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG).

Francis’s general research interest is in operations excellence with overlap to managerial decision-making. His current focus is on business sustainability and social innovation. His research has been published in leading management journals, including Management Science, Operations Research, and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management. His work won several awards including the 2011 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management best research paper award. He is the current chair of the MSOM sustainability special interest group of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. Francis is also on the editorial boards of several leading academic journals including Operations Research, Management Science and MSOM.

Francis received the Deans’ Commendation for Excellence in MBA Teaching 2012-2013 from INSEAD. He also won the Best Teacher Award from the 2008 ESMT MBA class and has extensive experience in executive education.