Dr. Joerg Hofstetter
Dr. Hofstetter, a German national, has extensive knowledge about global value chains, value chain mapping, sub-supplier management, sustainability in multinational multi-tier supply chains, supplier development, sustainability in procurement, distribution management, and corporate supply chain management. He received several substantial public research grants, works internationally with both the public and the private sector, and published in leading academic journals, expert journals and books. Currently, he is actively engaged in a research project of the Swiss National Research Program 73 "Sustainable Economy."
Under Dr. Hofstetter's leadership, the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC), a Switzerland-based nonprofit association, has become a recognized academia-led platform with members from different parts of the world and sectors developing and implementing scientifically proven, hands-on solutions to master the many sustainability challenges in global value chains.
He holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Stuttgart, Germany, and a Ph.D. in Management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He lives in Zürich, Switzerland with his wife, an international IPR lawyer and senior manager, and their daughter.