Dr. Robert De Souza is the Executive Director and Chief Executive of The Logistics
Institute – Asia Pacific since 2003. TLI - Asia Pacific is a premier national institute housed at
the National University of Singapore for nurturing logistics excellence in industry,
postgraduate research and education.
Prior to joining TLI – Asia Pacific, Dr. de Souza was Executive Vice President for V3 Systems
in the Asia Pacific, Corporate Senior Vice President and Global Chief Knowledge Officer at
Viewlocity Inc. and Vice Chairman and CEO of SC21 Pte. Ltd. Dr. de Souza is a Professor
at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, a Senior Fellow at the National
University of Singapore and a Visiting Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Dr. de
Souza also serves as the Program Manager for Logistics and SCM (Urban Systems Initiative)
at the National Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore.
He leads large teams of academics in new initiatives and supports key ASEAN Universities in
delivering Humanitarian and Urban Logistics Education. He has spoken internationally at
many conferences and special sessions and has authored and contributed to many
publications, also being a member of the Editorial Boards of select international journals and
co-editor of a special book series in Logistics published by Springer. Dr de Souza has also
been consulted by many multinationals, universities and government agencies. Dr. de Souza
is a Chartered Engineer and serves on multiple industry, government and academic
Dr. de Souza received his Ph.D., M.Sc. and B.Sc. Honors in the United Kingdom. In
2014, Dr. De Souza was conferred the IEOM Distinguished Service Award by his peers and
The Public Administration Medal (Bronze) by the President of the Republic of Singapore.