Dr. Kachani focuses on strategy and risk management for SCA.
Dr. Kachani is the Vice Dean for Academic Programs at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Columbia University, a faculty member in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Center for Financial Engineering and the Computational Optimization Research Center. Dr. Kachani is the current Chairman of the Financial Services Demand Optimization Council, a non-profit consortium of financial industry professionals, consultants, academics, and technology providers dedicated to advancing research, insights, and use of optimization science to improve the competitiveness of financial services companies. He is also the current President of the Revenue Management & Pricing (RM&P) Society of Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). Dr. Kachani is Editor of the Journal of Pricing and Revenue Management and of the International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics. He is also an Associate Editor of the Networks and Spatial Economics Journal and of the Production and Operations Management Journal.
Dr. Kachani holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur in Applied Mathematics from Ecole Centrale Paris. Prior to joining Columbia, he served as senior consultant in the Boston office of McKinsey & Co. He continues to consult to McKinsey & Co. on issues revolving around pricing, corporate finance and operations management.