About Us

Mojtaba Salem

Head of Projects & PhD Candidate (KLU)

With a background in business administration, Mojtaba Salem works as a PhD candidate in Humanitarian Logistics seeking to make aid more impactful by investigating leadership issues in the context of development and relief aid operations.

Niels Van Quaquebeke

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior (KLU)

With a background in psychology, Prof. Van Quaquebeke explores the communicative basis of successful leadership, issues of group identity and the importance of values in leadership, ways of leading ethically, and the function of interpersonal respect.

Maria Besiou

Professor of Humanitarian Logistics (KLU)

With a background as a mechanical engineer, Prof. Besiou studies in a strategic level dynamic complex systems, characterized by multiple actors and feedbacks, like humanitarian logistics, closed-loop supply chains and stakeholder media.

Stephan Wagner

Professor of Logistics Management (ETH Zürich)

With a background in purchasing and supply chain management, Prof. Wagner’s research deals with buyer-supplier relationships, supply chain risk, innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as sustainability and humanitarian operations.

Michael Gielnik

Professor for HR Development (Leuphana University)

With a background in psychology, Prof. Giel­nik explores en­tre­pre­neurship in de­ve­lo­ping coun­tries, in par­ti­cu­lar, ac­tion-ba­sed en­tre­pre­neurship trai­nings, the en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al pro­cess, and sustainable en­tre­pre­neu­ri­al be­ha­vi­or.

Christian Tröster

Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior (KLU)

With a background in sociology, Prof. Christian Tröster investigates cross-cultural management issues, the role of individual differences in social networks, and the cognitive bases of leadership. As cross-cultural trainer he helps organizations and their employees to leverage the benefits of cultural diversity.

Laura Turrini

Assistant Professor of Operations Management (EBS)

With a background in mathematics, Prof. Turrini investigates the challenges of supply chain management, both in the commercial and humanitarian settings. She reconciles her passion for theory and abstraction, with her interest in this field and its applications.

Christos Bitos

PhD Candidate (KLU)

With a background in production and management engineering, Christos Bitos works as a PhD candidate in Humanitarian Logistics seeking to understand how Cash & Voucher Programs affect Humanitarian Operations.


Research Institute on Leadership and Operations in Humanitarian Aid
Großer Grasbrook 17 
20457 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 328707-241
Email: aloha@riloha.org




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