Dr. Kleindorfer was Distinguished Research Professor in Technology and Operations Management at INSEAD. He was also the Anheuser-Busch Professor Emeritus of Management Science at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kleindorfer was a faculty member at Wharton from 1973 to 2006. He graduated with distinction (BS) from the US Naval Academy in 1961. He studied on a Fulbright Fellowship in Mathematics at the University of Tübingen, Germany (1964/65) and continued with doctoral studies at Carnegie Mellon University, from where he received his PhD in 1970 in Systems and Communication Sciences at the Graduate School of Industrial Administration. Dr. Kleindorfer has held university appointments at Carnegie Mellon University (1968/9), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1969/72), the Wharton School (1973 - Present), and several universities and international research institutes, including the University of Frankfurt, INSEAD, Ulm University, IIASA and The Science Center (Berlin).

Dr. Kleindorfer has published over 25 books and many research papers in the areas of operations management, managerial economics and regulation. He has held a number of editorial and professional positions over the years, including his current position as associate editor of the Journal of Regulatory Economics. Dr. Kleindorfer was named a Fellow in the Production & Operations Management Society in 2005. He has consulted with companies and governmental agencies worldwide on risk management and technology strategy.

Dr. Kleindorfer worked primarily in the fields of risk management and the integration of operations, economics and finance. His sectoral interests focused on capital-intensive sectors such as chemicals, energy and semiconductors where he covered a broad range of risk management activities, from major accident prevention through hedging and trading to mitigating supply and demand coordination risks. Dr. Kleindorfer was the Chair of the INSEAD Advisory Panel on Energy, whose objective is to help INSEAD promote sustainable energy policies in business and society.