Phone: +86 10 8518 8858
Professor of Management Practice of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
PhD, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Areas of Expertise: E-commerce, Healthcare, Internet, Internet Strategies, Logistics, Supply Chain
Prof Yu Gang is the co-founder and Executive Chairman of New Peak Group (111.com.cn). Dr. Yu received his Bachelor of Science from Wuhan University, his Master of Science from Cornell University and his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Prior to founding New Peak Group, he was the co-founder and Chairman of Yihaodian – a leading e-commerce company in China.
Dr. Yu served as Vice President, Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc and Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.
Before Amazon, Dr. Yu served as Chair Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also Director of the Center for Management of Operations and Logistics and co-Director of the Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty.
Dr. Yu has received numerous international awards including the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS, the 2002 IIE Transaction Award for Best Application Paper, the 2003 Outstanding IIE Publication Award from the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS. Dr. Yu has published over 80 journal articles and four books, and he holds three US patents.
Dr. Yu is the founder and CEO of CALEB Technologies Corporation. The company was launched in 1995 in the US and was later acquired by Accenture.