Dr. Zhen Li (Wesley Lee)

Head of School - Logistics and Maritime Studies

Academic Qualifications Obtained

2018PhD in Engineering, from Deakin University, Australia
2006Master of Applied Science, Lincoln University, New Zealand
2003Graduate Certificate in Commerce, Lincoln University, New Zealand
1999Bachelor of Science, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Professional Certifications


Certificate IATA Tariff, New Zealand


Certificate DG Awareness, Australia


Member of CILT New Zealand

Teaching Expertise

2010 – present Tutor,  Bahrain Polytechnic, Bahrain

Relevant Industry Expertise

1999 – 2001Assistant Procurement Manager, Electronic Grouppen Shanghai, China
2004 – 2009Air Freight Supervisor, Menzies World Cargo, Christchurch, New Zealand
2009 – 2010CTO Operations Manager, Toll Group, Melbourne, Australia



  1. Areas of Research InterestSupply chain visibility, strategic supply chain management
  2. Doctorate research funded by Victoria University MelbourneChain power and value impacts of freight forwarders in fragmented markets: evidence from inbound air freight chains into Bahrain

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organisations

  1. Member, National Academy of Engineering, Bahrain, (2013-Present)
  2. Fellow, Association for Computing Machinery, Canada, (2008-2013)
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