As Group Vice President, Supply Chain, Dr John Lund leads Gartner’s community of global chief supply chain officers from the world’s largest companies.
Before joining Gartner in 2018, John spent over 12 years as a chief supply chain officer at consumer products companies. From 2016 through 2018, he served as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain & Operations, at Chico’s FAS, Inc., leading the company’s sourcing, supply chain, logistics & distribution, omnichannel, and customer contact center operations.
Prior to that, John had a 23-year career at Disney, in a wide variety of roles: in Park operations and in corporate functions, at international sites and in global roles. He first spent 11 years at EuroDisney, starting as a transportation manager and finishing as Chief of Staff and head of Marketing & Sales. After returning to the US, he led Disney’ Theme Parks’ supply chain. Eventually, he was tapped to become Disney’s first enterprise-wide chief supply chain officer, integrating sourcing, procurement, logistics, distribution, compliance and sustainability functions, with a team of over 1000 professionals in 17 countries.
John began his career as an international affairs analyst at the RAND Corporation, a world-renown, non-profit think tank “dedicated to improving policy and decision-making through research and analysis,” where he advised the US government on geopolitical strategy.
John holds a doctorate in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University, and a BA in international relations and economics from St. Joseph’s University.