Ricardo ernst is a Professor of Operations and Global Logistics and the former Deputy Dean of the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He holds a Civil Engineering degree from the Universidad Católica Andres Bello and an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, both in Venezuela. He received an MA degree and his Ph.D. in Operations Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include strategic analysis of logistics systems (supplier –manufacturing – distribution linkages) at both macro (strategic positioning of logistics, marketing/manufacturing interfaces) and micro level (models and methods of inventory control, inventory classification procedures). 

in 2013 he was speaker at the plenary panel  "Growth, Innovation and Sustainability" (May, 1st).