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Faculty & Research


Prashant Yadav

Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management

Academic Director, INSEAD Africa Initiative


Additional Information
Research Areas
  • Supply Chains for Products with Social Benefits
  • Global Health Supply Chains
  • Supply Chain Knowledge Diffusion
  • Order Fulfillment
  • Forecasting
Teaching Areas
  • Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences in Emerging Markets
  • Supply Chain Management in Emerging Markets
  • Strategy and Operations Management in Philanthropic and Nonprofit Organisations


Prashant Yadav is an Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. Yadav’s work focuses on improving healthcare supply chains and designing better supply chains for products with social benefits. He is the author of many peer reviewed scientific publications and his work has been featured in prominent print and broadcast media including The Economist, The Financial Times, Nature, and BBC. Yadav’s research has received best paper awards from the Production and Operations Management Society, INFORMS, and other scientific bodies. In addition to this role at INSEAD, Prashant is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School.

Before coming to INSEAD Prashant was Strategy Leader-Supply Chain at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He serves on the boards of many global organizations and social enterprises. He has been invited for expert testimony on issues related to medicine supply chains in the US Congress and legislative bodies in other countries.
Prashant obtained a PhD in Management Science from the University of Alabama and a Bachelor’s in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

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