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Leandro De sa


Lecturer's Profile

LEANDRO DE SA, a Strategic Management, Information and knowledge management, Senior lecturer and Published academic: with an international research track record, conference organizing & chairing experience, extensive national & international post-graduate lecturing/supervising experience, several years, of course, leadership expertise, & comprehensive external examining experience. He’s a founder of LDS – Lean Development Structure. Advises Boards of large corporations and governments in Business Development, Aerospace, consulting in Business Transformation, Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management, Product Development, Program Management, Customer Services, Innovation, and Global Infrastructure investments.

He’s Passionate about creating and developing corporations and ventures, by enabling people to reach high levels of efficiency and satisfaction. He has led large operations, financial management, strategic corporate development, and integration in services and product industries.

LEANDRO has more than 30 years of expertise in Business and management teaching, research, Consulting, and Professional Training. He taught & did research at several universities. His research publication list involves more than 45 peer-reviewed articles, conference presentations, and proceedings where He received the Best Paper Award. He is a board member of the Business and Entrepreneurship Research Society, an editorial member, and a reviewer in several peer-reviewed journals & conferences He has supervised many theses & been a member of the examination board of others. He received his bachelor’s degree in science a Master’s of Business Administration in Finance (Quality Management), and a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics. He has consulted for a significant number of organizations (Hospitals, Airlines, Banks, Global, Multinational, Government and privately owned, small, medium-sized, and large). Manage and contract the operational performance of all Airbus Suppliers in Customer Services.

Audit and develop the supply chain to deliver best-in-class Customer Services to airlines, Manage over 300 Airbus suppliers’ bases to achieve state-of-the-art Lean Customer Services performance, and Develop the Airbus General Conditions of Purchase for airline support from equipment suppliers.He worked with AEROSPATIALE, where he managed advanced Programs for Scientific Satellites for NASA, ESA, CNES, and the French Ministry of Defense He developed cryogenic systems for winning bids and projects such as the Second Generation Meteosat, the Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) and military programs. His commitment to personal and professional development, while meeting the needs of specialized interest groups, has been the cornerstone of a 30-year career in Training & Development.