On March 27th, the GERAD executive board officially announced Olivier Bahn (HEC Montréal) as director of the GERAD from June 1st, 2019 to April 30th 2023.
Olivier Bahn holds an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the CNAM (France) and a Ph.D. in Management Science from the University of Geneva (Switzerland). After his doctoral studies, he joined in 1995 the Paul Scherrer Institute (Switzerland), a federal research institute affiliated to the Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. For eight years, he served as Project Leader for several research projects on Swiss and European climate and energy policies. Since 2003, he is Professor (Full Professor, since 2015) in the Decision Sciences Department of HEC Montréal, which he chaired between May 2016 and June 2019. He teaches at the postgraduate level management science courses, as well as specialized courses for the energy sector management. Besides the direction of GERAD (since June 2019), he is Codirector of the E3 Hub at HEC Montréal (since June 2016), and a Member of the EDDEC Institute (Institut de l'environnement, du développement durable et de l'économie circulaire). He is an Associate Editor for the journals Energy Strategy Reviews, and Environmental Modeling and Assessment. His current research interests are in energy economics (design of national mitigation strategies), dynamic game theory (design of international environmental agreements) and applied mathematics (computation of economic equilibrium, optimal control and stochastic programming). His research has been published in leading academic journals such as: Applied Energy, Automatica, Climatic Change, Energy Policy, Environmental Science and Policy, Mathematical Programming, The Energy Journal, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. He has also been a consultant for several companies, governments and organizations in Europe and Canada.