Felix Papier is a Supply Chain Management Professor in the Operations Management Department at ESSEC Business School since 2011 and Holder of the ESSEC Global Circular Economy Chair. His research and teaching focuses on supply chain and operations strategy, sustainable and socially-responsible operations, circular economy, supply chain due diligence and information sharing in supply chains, and humanitarian operations. He has been the Academic Director of the ESSEC & Mannheim Executive MBA (2015-2017) and the Dean of ESSEC Pre-Experience Programs (2017-2022).

He has published in several academic and professional journals such as Operations Research (OR), Manufacturing & Service Operations Management (MSOM), Production and Operations Management (POM), Transportation Science, European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR), and Harvard Business Review Germany/France and presented his research at international conferences in Europe, Asia, and the United States (INFORMS, EURO, MSOM, POMS). In 2001, he completed part of his graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in 2006, he visited the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology as a Research Scholar. In 2022/23, he was Visiting Faculty at the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Before joining ESSEC, he worked for several years as a strategy and operations management consultant for McKinsey & Company. He has performed numerous assignments in strategy formulation, purchasing management, and supply chain management, serving international clients from the automotive, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries.