Franz Nelissen, PhD

Franz Nelissen has a PhD in Agriculture from the University of Giessen, Germany, and is a Certified Project Management Associate (GPM). Franz started working for GAMS in 1995 and was appointed to GAMS' Development Board of Directors in 2010. Over the course of his career, Franz has worked with customers in government, academia and commercial markets, has consulted on optimization projects worldwide, and is responsible for business development and international project management.

Franz is co-founder and managing partner of GAMS Software GmbH, which received the company award of the German Society of Operations Research (GOR) in 2010.