07.10.2019 - 14:02:42
New Executive Director
Ani Melkonyan takes over the management of the ZLV Coordination Office
Ani Melkonyan has been Executive Director of the Center for Logistics and Transport since the beginning of October. Melkonyan coordinated i.a. the BMBF project "Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles" at the ZLV and since 2017 held membership in the ZLV Board.
The Centre for Logistics and Traffic (ZLV) has a new management since October 1st. PD Dr. habil. Ani Melkonyan takes over the management of the ZLV coordination office and replaces Klaus Krumme, who now heads the Joint Centre Urban Systems (JUS) of UDE's Main Research Area ‘Urban Systems’ at the Essen campus. Melkonyan holds a doctorate (2011) and habilitation (2015) from the Faculty of Biology at the Department of Applied Climatology and Landscape Ecology of the UDE. Since 2015 she has been working as a private lecturer and project coordinator at ZLV. From 2017 until now, Melkonyan was also a board member at ZLV. Together with project manager Klaus Krumme melkonyan achieved a special milestone in her career with the successful completion of the project "Innovative Logistics for Sustainable Lifestyles", in short ILoNa, which was honored by the KlimaExpo in the category "Conserve Resources" as a pioneering project of sustainable business. Moreover, Melkonyan together with Klaus Krumme is editor of the anthology "Innovative Logistics Services and Sustainable Lifestlyes", which was published in early 2019 by Springer Verlag.
In the role of Executive Director, Ani Melkonyan wishes to continue the successful inter- and intradisciplinary cooperation of the ZLV office together with the Board, the members and the broad ZLV-network:
"My passion is to develop innovative and integrated concepts in logistics, transport and supply chain management, based on digital technologies, new business models, changing value systems and concrete political environmental goals. I am going to work with great confidence in order to actively participate in their implementation - nationally and internationally - within my role as Managing Director of the Centre for Logistics and Traffic."