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Affiliate Professor

Information Systems and Operations Management

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Currently Elda Simonaska is a Consultant Expert in Purchasing and Supply Management at Oliver Wyman's office in Paris.

She specializes in the suppliers integration in the supply chain, measurement of purchasing performance, human resources issues in purchasing and the links between purchasing strategy and actions at operational level.

In addition to that she is leading coaching and "knowledge transfer" modules which are an integrative part of our work with clients. She is acting as well as a coach for several Purchasing Directors.

Previously she was the MBA Director at The European Institute of Purchasing Management . In addition, she led the sale, design and delivery of Executive Development Programs in Europe, Asia, North and South America as well as the management of international roundtables and conferences on specific purchasing topics.

The list of clients she has been working with varies from high tech companies to chemicals and pharmaceuticals and it includes Faurecia, Consolis, Rhodia, BASF, Sanofi, Bayer, Bristol-Mayers Squibb, Thomson multimedia, Siemens, SKF, Nokia, France Telecom, Unilever, Thales etc.

She is an active speaker in different international Conferences in purchasing and supply management


  • Master of Business Administration specialized in purchasing, European Institute of Purchasing Management - Switzerland
  • Bachelor's Degree in ElectroTechnical, Polytechnic University of Tirana - Albania

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2010- Affiliate Professor HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 1997-2006 MBA Director European Institute of Purchasing Management