Mostafa Rafienezhad Masouleh started his journey as a research assistant and PhD candidate at Kühne Logistics University in November 2023 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Kai Hoberg. His research is conducted in cooperation with a global player in the travel retail market, Gebr. Heinemann, and focuses on investigating new approaches and methodologies to advance the use of data and analytics for demand planning.
Prior to joining KLU, Mostafa received his second master’s degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management at the University of Luxembourg, part of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's SCALE Network. For his master thesis, he worked on optimizing network design to achieve modal shift towards more environment friendly transportation modes in the steel industry. Mostafa holds another Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from K. N. TOOSI University of Technology, where he ranked 1st in the department. In addition to his academic achievements, Mostafa already gained more than six years of professional experience in the automotive industry.