Federico Pasin holds a PhD from the École Centrale Paris and a Master’s in Industrial Engineering from the École polytechnique de Montréal. He is a Full Professor in the Department of Logistics and Operations Management and Director of HEC Montréal.
He took on his new duties in June 2019, for a four-year term, as the 11th Director in the history of the School. In 2022, he was re-elected for a second term.
Professor Pasin has been with HEC Montréal since 1994, where he has held many administrative and management positions, including Director of the Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) program and Director of the Department of Logistics and Operations Management.
Before his appointment as Director, he has also served as HEC Montréal Secretary General and Director of International Activities. In that position he directed many other departments at the School, including Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of Instances, Student Services, Career Management Services, Document Management and Archives, and International Activities and Student Mobility.
In addition to sitting on the HEC Montréal Board of Directors, the HEC Montréal Foundation Board of Directors and the HEC Montréal International Advisory Board, Professor Pasin is a member of several other boards of directors, including those of the Business Schools Association of Canada (BSAC), the Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management (QTEM) university alliance, Revue Gestion, the Bureau de coopération interuniversitaire (BCI), Institut international de diplomatie économique, and Université de Montréal. He is also member of the KEDGE Business School International Advisory Board and of the Universities Canada International Committee and of EFMD and AACSB and other such organizations.
His main teaching and research interests are logistics, quality management and improving operational systems.
He has published widely on these topics in prestigious journals, including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, the European Journal of Operational Research, the International Journal of Production Economics and Computers & Education, and his publications have been cited over 2,000 times.
Moreover, Professor Pasin has regularly served as a trainer and advisor for high-profile Canadian and foreign organizations for over 20 years.
On December 1, Federico Pasin gave a speech called “Universities: Innovating to turn challenges into opportunities” at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal.
Read his speech (in French only)