department: Operations Management
Campus de Cergy
+33 (0)1 34 43 33 20
Operations Management – Operations Research – Sustainable development

Fouad El Ouardighi teaches supply chain management, project management and the management of quality and its control in the MSc and the Advanced Masters programs. He also teaches supply chain management, optimal control and differential games, and pollution control and renewable natural resource harvesting in the PhD program.

His research aims to develop an interdisciplinary approach in areas such as the interface of operations and marketing management, environmental economics and sustainable operations management, R&D competition and pandemic control etc, and more generally to promoting the use of dynamic methods in economics and management science. He visited many foreign academic institutions as University of Washington in Seattle, HEC-Montreal, McGill University, Bar-Ilan University, HEC-Paris, Technical University of Vienna, etc. He has written several articles that have been published in Automatica, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Economic Theory, OR Letters, Annals of Operations Research, European Journal of Operational Research, Naval Research Logistics, OMEGA, Production and Operations Management, etc. He is Associate Editor for International Game Theory Review.

Fouad was former academic director of various Advanced Masters programs in Operations Management, as well as coordinator of the Operations Management and Decision Sciences concentration of the PhD program. He also consults for international organizations.


  • 2003: International Teacher Program (ITP) (Alliance Manchester Business School United Kingdom)


  • 2001: PhD in Management Science (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 1996: Doctorat in Science of Management (Université Paris X Nanterre France)
  • 1991: DEA (Top of the Class), Science in Management, HEC-ESSEC-Université Paris X Nanterre (ESSEC Business School France)
  • 1989: DEA, Dynamics of the Productive systems and global economy (Université Paris X Nanterre France)
  • 1988: Maîtrise, Corporate Economy (Université Paris X Nanterre France)
  • 1984: Baccalauréat, B series (Lycée Descartes Morocco)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2024 : Visiting Professor (HEC Montréal Canada)
    • 2022 – 2023 : Visiting scholar (TU Wien Austria)
    • 2022 : Visiting scholar (HEC Paris France)
    • 2021 – Now : Coordinator Phd concentration in Operations Management and Operations Research (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2007 – 2010 : Coordinator of the Ph.D. program track in Operations Management and Decision Sciences (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2006 – 2007 : Academic director of the Specialized Master of Public Services Management (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2004 – 2006 : Founder of the Ph.D. program track in Operations Management and Decision Sciences (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2003 – 2009 : Founder and academic director of the Specialized Master of Technological Projects Management (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2000 – 2009 : Academic director of the Specialized Master of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1999 – 2000 : Academic director of the In-Company Projects Program (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1999 – 2001 : Academic director of the Executive Specialized Programs of Logistics and Production (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1992 – 1994 : Scholarship holder/assistant, Faculty of Management (Université Paris X Nanterre France)
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2020 : Visiting scholar, Department of Operations Management (HEC Paris France)
    • 2012 : Visiting professor, Department of Operations Management (HEC Montréal Canada)
    • 2012 : Visiting scholar, Department of Economics (McGill University Canada)
    • 2012 : Visiting scholar, Department of Marketing (University of Washington United States of America)
    • 2010 – Now : Lecturer in Supply Chain Management (Bar-Ilan University Israel)
    • 2009 – Now : Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 2005 – 2011 : Lecturer (Institut de Commerce et d’Administration des Entreprises (ISCAE) Morocco)
    • 2004 – 2009 : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1998 – 2004 : Assistant Professor (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1997 – 1998 : Assistant professor, Decision and Information Systems Department (Audencia Business School France)
    • 1996 – 1997 : Visiting professor, Logistics and Production Department (ESSEC Business School France)
    • 1994 – 1995 : Lecturer, Management Department (École des Mines de Nantes France)
    • 1994 – 1998 : Lecturer, Faculty of Management (Université Paris X Nanterre France)
    • 1991 – 1992 : Research assistant, Strategy and Management Department (ESSEC Business School France)
Other appointments
    • 2001 – 2009 : Chairperson of the Department of Logistics, Production and Service (ESSEC Business School France)


  • 1992 : Scholarship holder/assistant, Management Faculty (Université Paris X Nanterre, France)


  • 1991 : Top of the Class, DEA es-sciences de gestion, HEC-ESSEC-Université Paris X Nanterre (ESSEC Business School, France)
  • 1991 : Excellence scholarship (République française, France)

Journal articles

Book chapters

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Other activities
Research activities
  • Member of an academic association
    • 2012 – 2015: Member of Game Theory Society (GTS)
    • 2008 – Now: Member of Production and Operations Management Society (POMS)
    • 2000 – Now: Member of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Science (INFORMS)
    • 2000 – Now: Member of International Society of Dynamic Games (ISDG)
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2010 – 2014: Editorial board membership – Journal of African Business
    • 2006 – 2016: Editorial board membership – Revue Française de Gestion
    • 2005 – 2014: Associate editor – International Game Theory Review
    • 2005 – Now: Editorial board membership – International Game Theory Review
  • Reviewer for a journal
    • Reviewer for 4OR: A Quarterly Journal of Operations Research; Annals of Operations Research; Applied Mathematical Modelling; Central European Journal of Operations Research; Computers & Industrial Engineering; Computers & Operations Research; Decision Sciences; Dynamic Games and Applications; Economic Modelling; Environmental and Resource Economics; European Journal of Operational Research; IIE Transactions; International Game Theory Review; International Journal of Market Research; International Journal of Production Economics; International Transactions in Operational Research; Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control; Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications; Journal of the European Economic Association; Journal of the Operational Research Society; Management Science; Naval Research Logistics; Omega; Optimal Control Applications and Methods; OR Spectrum; Production Planning and Control; RAIRO – Operations Research; Review of Industrial Organization; Revue Française de Gestion; Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review
Professional activities
  • Member of a professional association, of an expert group or of a board of directors
    • 2000 – 2004: Expert for the Rhône-Alpes Regional Committee, France
  • Consulting
    • 1998 – Now: Consultant and educator for French and foreign, private and public organizations
    • 1996 – 1998: Consultant for the Ministry of fisheries and the merchant navy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Rabat, Morocco
  • 2006 : DE GIOVANNI Pietro (ESSEC Business School), Thesis director, Four essays on the interface between marketing and operations in supply chain management