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SUMS appoints Nestle vice president as visiting professor

Newly appointed visiting professor at the Management School and international supply chain expert, Chris Tyas, will present his annual lecture on 9 May.

Chris, who took on his visiting professor role in February, is Head of Global Supply Chain for Nestle SA, based at the company’s HQ in Vevey, Switzerland. He has recently been appointed as Senior Vice President of Nestle SA in addition to his Supply Chain role.

He was awarded a visiting professorship to acknowledge his ongoing work with the Management School, especially an annual visiting lecture to students on the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management. In addition to his work with the school, Chris is a member of the Engagement Board of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

Head of External Relations at the Management School, Ian Proctor, said: “We’re incredibly proud to honour Chris with this role – his knowledge in the supply chain arena is of the highest calibre and he chooses to pass this on to our students on an annual basis.

“He has invited MBA and PhD students, as well as staff, to join this year’s lecture which is sure to be excellent.”


Chris Tyas’s lecture will take place on 9 May 2016, 12pm in Lecture Theatre 2 at the Management School.

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