Albert Veenstra is scientific director of the Topconsortium for Knowledge and Innovation of the Dutch Topsector Logistics and professor of International Trade Facilitation and Logistics at the Eindhoven University of Technology (School of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences). His main responsibility is in the execution and maintenance of the innovation agenda for the logistics industry in the Netherlands.
Until October 1, 2014, he worked as Senior Business Consultant, at TNO, department of Sustainable Transport and Logistics. As a lead consultant and researcher Veenstra was involved in a number of projects in the Netherlands, Europe, Brazil and China, dealing with the assessment of market development, fleet development, information management in supply chains and logistics and the design of optimal multimodal hinterland transport networks. He was also project lead in various European research projects.
Albert has developed courses, taught to and supervised master & PhD level students at several Dutch and Chinese universities, as well as teachers at universities of professional education. He wrote and contributed to a global supply chain management course for the World Bank Global Facilitation Program. On top of that Albert has developed and contributed to several courses for Executives (industry). He is a member of the research school BETA since 2014.
Albert is member of several advisory committees and boards for a number of institutes, the EC and the Dutch government.
He has published in scientific journals and contributed to a number of scientific books. Albert received his PhD in 1999 with a dissertation titled: ‘Quantitative Analysis of Shipping Markets’.