- Senior Vice Provost
- The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science
- Professor of Professional Practice in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
Financial and Business Analytics Affiliated Member
Foundations of Data Science Affiliated Member
Soulaymane Kachani is a faculty member in the department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. He conducts research in the fields of pricing, revenue management, logistics, supply chain management, algorithmic trading and transportation analysis. He teaches courses in the areas of quantitative corporate finance, industrial economics, operations consulting, logistics, and production and inventory planning. He is a Senior Editor of the Production Operations Management Journal and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management.
Prior to joining Columbia, Kachani worked as a senior consultant in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. He continues to consult to McKinsey and to large corporations on issues revolving around pricing, supply chain management, operations, asset management, and corporate finance. He developed data-driven pricing models and algorithms and applied them successfully to retail, manufacturing, distribution, high tech, real estate, travel, financial services, fashion and media. Kachani received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also holds a Master of Science in Operations Research from MIT and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Applied Mathematics from École Centrale Paris.