Cranfield University academic, Professor Michael Bourlakis has been appointed as an International Vice President for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) in the UK and has become a Trustee member for CILT International . CILT International is the leading professional body in logistics, supply chain, and transport worldwide.

In addition to this role, Professor Bourlakis has been named Chairman of the Education Standards Committee for CILT International, where he will oversee educational activities spanning 40 countries, with 26,000 members globally. 

At Cranfield University’s School of Management, Professor Bourlakis serves as Chair in Logistics, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. He is also the Director of Research and the Director of the Centre for Logistics, Procurement, and Supply Chain Management. An internationally renowned expert, Professor Bourlakis specialises in logistics and supply chain management, with a particular focus on food, retail, and sustainable supply chains.

Michael said: “I am honoured to become an International Vice-President and a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (International). This is a leading Institute in the Logistics and Transport profession with branches in 40 countries and more than 26,000 members worldwide. I I became the Chair of the International Education Standards Committee for the Institute soon after I started this role.

I am extremely excited about this role and grateful to the Board of CILT International for offering me this opportunity to serve and support our profession.”

Professor David Oglethorpe , Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Cranfield University’s School of Management, commented: “Michael’s appointment is a testament to his expertise and leadership in the field of logistics, procurement, and supply chain management. This significant achievement not only highlights Michael's exceptional contributions but also reinforces Cranfield’s reputation as a leader in management education and innovative research.”