Martin Kunc

Why did you decide to become a member of the ORS?

I became a member because the ORS feels the natural place to find my community of practice in terms of knowledge and professional activities. It has been a great experience to participate in different ways with the activities of the Society from council member, chair of a committee, director, trainer and editor of journals.

How has ORS membership impacted on your work or career?

The impact has been great as I met many colleagues who provided insights and support in different stages of my career. ORS also helped me to find opportunities for progress in my career, especially through the annual conferences.

Celebrating 75 years, what are your most memorable moments of being a member of the ORS?

I have two moments. The first conference I co-organised with colleagues from Warwick Business School in 2009 and the second conference I also co-organised online with colleagues from University of Southampton.

What do you value most from being a member of the ORS?

The community and the journal.

What would you say to any other Operational Researcher who is thinking about becoming an ORS member?

Just join it and participate in the many activities that ORS has. There are plenty of ways to interact with colleagues and be part of the community


Martin Kunc, Professor of Management Science / Consultant

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