Andrés Felipe Rey

PhD Candidate


Andrés Felipe Rey

PhD Candidate


Andrés Felipe Rey started his journey at Kühne Logistics University as a PhD candidate in September 2022 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Johannes Meuer and Prof. Dr. Gordon Wilmsmeier. His dissertation research concentrates on decarbonising road freight transportation in emerging countries. 

Before joining the PhD program at KLU, Andrés received a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from ICESI University with a certification of Supply Chain Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Colombia. During his bachelor studies, Andrés spent one year abroad at the Technology University of Vienna (TUWIEN) in Austria. Andrés has conducted his previous research in Giro Zero about decarbonisation of freight transportation in Colombia.

Previously, he has 17 years of experience in the supply chain field. In the private sector, he has worked as leader of operations and implementation projects in supply chains in countries such as Colombia, Panama, Mexico and Venezuela. In the public sector, he has experience as Senior Consultant for the National Planning Department (DNP) with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and as advisory and project contributor for multilateral banking such as the World Bank for Bolivia, IDB for Peru, CAF for Panama, and ICLEI for Colombia.



Academic Positions

Since 2022 PhD Candidate, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
Since 2021 Research Associate, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom & Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
2016 Assistant Lecturer, ICESI University, Cali, Colombia


Since 2022 PhD Candidate, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
2013 - 2014 Global Certificate of Supply Chain Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, USA
2010 - 2013 Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, ICESI University, Cali, Colombia
1999 - 2004 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia

Professional Experience

2020 - 2021          Freelance Consulting, Imetrica for Multilateral Organizations, IBD, WB-IFC, ICLEI and CAF Latin American Development Bank, Cali, Colombia
2017 - 2019 Senior Consultant for Logistics and Transportation at the National Planning Department, Government of Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia
2015 - 2017 Co-Founder & Manager, Cargaya, Cali, Colombia
2010 - 2015 Operations Manager, Solistica (Femsa Logística), Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Mexico
2005 - 2009 Specialist Planning of Transportation, Coca-Cola Femsa, Bogotá, Colombia