Professional Activities


2023-, Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Committee Member

2021-, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Lead Consultant

2019, Strategic Policy and Innovation Policy Group, Transport Canada, Senior Consultant

  • A Review of Public Policy Responses to Supply Chain Pressures: An International Assessment.
  • The Expanded Panama Canal: Initial Impacts on North American Ports.

2016-, World Bank, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, Senior Consultant

  • Global Trade Connectivity: Networks, Trade Costs and Market Opportunities.

2016-18, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs and International Transportation Forum, Senior Consultant

  • Efficiency and Sustainability in Multi-Modal Supply Chains. Analysis of approaches in intermodal transportation and supply chain management balancing their efficiency with sustainability requirements.
  • Logistics policies and global value chains. Analysis of policies and strategies to promote the logistics sector within national economies.

2013, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Programme on Port-Cities, Senior Consultant

  • Evaluation of the performance of the port of Durban. Analysis of the impact of the port on its hinterland and an assessment of related policies and governance.

2011, Inter-American Development Bank, Senior Consultant

  • Blog contributor to the IDB Regional Observatory on Freight Transport and Logistics.
  • The benefits of logistics investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Port characteristics and hinterland accessibility. Geographical context and facilities suitable to service national supply chains considering existing and developing transport systems. Policy recommendations in terms of infrastructure investments and the development of managerial capabilities.

2010-, CPCS Transcom, Senior Consultant

  • Short Sea Shipping Network Model for the Caribbean. Inter-American Development Bank (Project # RG-T2649).
  • Guidebook for Assessing Evolving International Container Chassis Supply Models. National Cooperative Freight Research Program (Project No. 43).
  • Analysis of Third Party Logistics Providers (3PLs) Supply Chains. Study commissioned by Transport Canada. Influence on trade flows through Canada’s gateways and corridors. Analysis of the supply chains of 30 3PLs operating in Canada and North America.
  • The planning of a logistic zone in Quebec. Developing the commercial and management plan, including site selection. Involved in the analysis of freight flows, the required services of the logistic zone, and the interaction with North American intermodal transport systems.

2008-2009, Government of Quebec, Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade

  • The planning of a logistic zone in Quebec. Responsible for the analysis of the global trade environment, governance models of logistic clusters, and the opportunity of using empty containers on backhaul trade flows.

2008-2009, Kiewit Construction Company

  • Business cycles and commodity prices.

2006-2008, Mi-Jack Inc, Transport Consultant

  • Intermodal transport issues. Market potential analysis of new intermodal technologies and operational designs, namely to improve the efficiency of freight distribution.

2003-2005, Gilbert M. Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education (GCGE), Southwest Texas University, San Marcos, Texas, USA. Module Developer

  • Co-developer with Dr. Martin Eaton (University of Ulster) of the module “The Global Economy” for the online Center for Global Geography Education (CGGE), a project designed to internationalize the teaching and learning of geography in higher education.

1997, Concordia University, Dept. of Geography, Montréal, Québec, CANADA. Multimedia Project Director

  • Joint direction, with Dr. Brian Slack, for the construction of the Web site: “The St. Lawrence: Maritime Seaway and Economic Centre of Canada”.

1996-1997, MuniRessource, Trois-Rivières, Québec, CANADA. Transport Analyst

  • Restructuring public transit in a medium-sized city.

1995-1996, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and COGECO cable company, Trois-Rivières, Québec, CANADA. Multimedia Consultant

  • Conception and programming of 2 out of 12 modules of the multimedia course “PPL-1006 The Emergence of the World-System: An Introduction to Globalization”.
  • This 3 credits course was the first full-standing multimedia course available on the Internet. Supervision of 50 students undertaking the course. Project part to the Government of Quebec initiative for the development of the Information Highway.

1991, Royal Commission on Inter-Urban Transportation, Government of Canada. Transport Consultant

  • The environmental impacts of inter-urban transportation in Canada.