Mohammad Ghorbani

PhD Candidate

Mohammad Ghorbani

PhD Candidate

Mohammad Ghorbani joined KLU in November 2018 as a PhD candidate to work on a joint project in collaboration with the KEDGE Business School. His research focuses on strategic alliances in ocean shipping under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michele Acciaro (KLU), Prof. Dr. Sandra Transchel (KLU) and Prof. Dr. Pierre Cariou (KEDGE). He carries out his research within the Hapag-Lloyd Center for Shipping and Global Logistics (CSGL).

Prior to joining KLU, Mohammad worked for the procurement department of Maersk Drilling in it’s headquarter in Lyngby, Denmark, as project assistant in a global logistics optimization project. Before joining the Maersk group, Mohammad has also gained a broad professional experience by working on  supply chain management for about eight years in Iranian Oil and Gas companies.

Mohammad received his M.Sc. degree in 2007 in the field of Industrial engineering with a focus on logistics and supply chain management from Imam Hossein University in IRAN. Mohammad completed his master thesis by working on a mathematical optimization model to reduce the total assembly time of final products in an Iranian automobile manufacturing company (IRANKHODRO). The result of his master thesis were as part of the  proceeding of HICL Conference in Hamburg, Germany 2008.  Mohammad also completed his B.Sc. program in applied mathematics, with a focus on operations research and programming at Yazd University and obtained his degree in 2005.


Tel: +49 40 328707-305
Fax: +49 40 328707-109


Academic Positions

since 2018Research Assistant at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2009-2010Lecturer (2 seminars) at Payam Nour University of Mashhad (PNU), Iran
2007-2008Lecturer at Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran

Professional Experience

since 2015Freelance global supply chain and logistics consultant
2018Global supply chain and logistics optimization project consultant, Maersk Drilling. Lyngby, Denmark
2011-2015Logistics and system engineer, Pars special economy energy zone (PSEEZ), Bushehr, Iran
2008-2011Supply chain and Logistics Engineer, East Oil and Gas Production Company (EOGPC), Sarakhs, Iran
2006-2007M.Sc. Supply chain Internship, IRANKHODRO, Mashhad, IRAN


since 2018PhD candiate in Maritime Logistics, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany and Kedge Business School, Bordeaux, France
2008M.Sc. Industrial Engineering, Imam Hussein Comprehension University (IHU), Tehran, Iran
2005B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran