Gilvan C. Souza


Titled Professor (2018)
Ming Mei Chair in Business
Indiana University Bloomington
Kelley School of Business
Department of Operations and Decision Technologies


Gilvan "Gil" Souza is the Ming Mei Chair in Business and Professor of Operations Management at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University. He also holds a part-time professorship appointment at the University of Graz, Austria. Prior to coming to Kelley in 2009, Gil was an Associate Professor at the Smith School of Business of the University of Maryland.

He received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 2000, an MBA from Clemson University in 1995, and a BS in aeronautical engineering from ITA (Brazil) in 1990. He worked at Volkswagen of Brazil in new product development and product planning. His research focuses on the circular economy, closed-loop supply chain management, energy operations, and sustainable operations. He has over 30 refereed publications in premier refereed academic journals, is a Senior Editor for Production & Operations Management (POM), and a Departmental Editor for Decision Sciences. He wrote the book "Sustainable Operations and Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Second Edition" (Business Expert Press), and co-edited the book "Closed Loop Supply Chains: New Developments to Improve the Sustainability of Business Practices" (CRC Press).

Gil won the Wickham Skinner Early–Career Research Accomplishments award from the POM Society in 2004. He is the former president of the Sustainable Operations Special Interest Group of the Manufacturing & Service Operations Management Society of INFORMS, and served as the president of the College of Sustainable Operations of POMS. At the Kelley School, Gil teaches an elective in sustainable operations at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, in addition to other graduate courses in supply chain and operations management.