By: Prof. Dr. Marco Tieman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of LBB International, a supply chain strategy consultancy & research firm in the area of procurement, production, and supply chain management. He has been advisor to businesses and governments on halal production, halal supply chain management, and halal industry strategy in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He is the project director of Modern Halal Valley, Indonesia's first integrated halal industrial cluster.
He is a full professor with Help University and a research fellow with the Universiti Malaya Halal Research Centre in Malaysia, conducting research in halal purchasing, halal supply chain management, and halal risk & reputation management. He completed his PhD on 'the application of halal in supply chain management: principles in the design and management of halal food supply chains'. He won academic awards for his research in halal purchasing and halal supply chain management. He is a member of the Senior Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Islamic Marketing (Emerald, United Kingdom). He has a MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management Science from the University of Twente (the Netherlands) and a PhD in Business Management from the Universiti Teknologi MARA (Malaysia). He is the author of 'Halal Business Management: a guide to achieving halal excellence'.