Soulaymane Kachani is Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning of Columbia University. He also serves as also Vice-Dean and Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. His areas of teaching and research include corporate finance, industrial economics, pricing, logistics, supply chain management, data science, transportation analysis and financial engineering. Kachani was honoured by Columbia with the 2005 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award, the 2007 Kim Award for Faculty Involvement, the 2010 Avanessians Diversity Award and the 2012 Egleston Distinguished Service Award. Prior to Columbia, he worked as a senior consultant in the Boston office of McKinsey & Company. He continues to offer his consulting services to McKinsey, as well as large corporations and start-ups. Kachani received a PhD and MSc in Operations Research from MIT and a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from École Centrale Paris.