MEng Concentration: Applied OR
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2014
Areas of Interest: Strategy, Consulting, Supply Chain Management, Operations Research
Kevin Soulard completed his undergraduate degree at Mines Nancy, a prestigious French engineering school, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He attended a wide range of courses, from highly quantitative subjects (mathematics, statistics, physics, operations research, combinatorial optimization…), to arts (music and cinema), including economics (corporate strategy, accounting, finance and Chartered Financial Analyst training courses).
Kevin was recruited by Mines Services (a non-profit student organization similar to a consulting firm) as the vice-president and quality manager. As part of the executive team, he developed professional skills such as communication, project reporting, management, specifications design and audit. He was also highly involved in contacting clients, managing the hiring process and rewriting legal documents.
Concurrently, Kevin led a consulting project for Vallourec & Mannesman, a leader in tubes manufacturing. He designed decision-aid algorithms for stock management and implemented these algorithms in VBA.
While working for Elee China Logistics (a third party logistics company based in Shanghai, China), Kevin had the opportunity to gain insight into supply chain and practice his Chinese.
In his spare time, Kevin practices tennis and table tennis. He also intends to become a private pilot and is a member of the Cornell Aviation Society.
For more information, please visit Kevin’s LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinsoulard/en.