NACA elects new director general

Eduardo Leaño will be the director general of NACA for the next five years.

From left to right: Dr Huang Jie (DG NACA), Dr J.K. Jena (GC Chair and DDG ICAR Fisheries, India), Dr Eduardo Leaño (DG Elect, NACA) and Dr Xiangzhou Liu (GC Vice Chair, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, China)
March 11, 2024

The 33rd Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific (NACA) Governing Council elected Eduardo Leaño as director general of NACA. He will serve a five-year term beginning in May 2024 and succeeds Huang Jie, who will complete his own five-year term in April.

Leaño is a national of the Philippines and currently serves as senior programme officer for NACA’s Health and Biosecurity Programme, and Food Security, Safety and Certification Programme.

He holds a PhD in applied biology from the City University of Hong Kong, an MSc in fisheries from the University of the Philippines Visayas and a BSc in Inland Fisheries from Central Luzon State University.

Leaño has previously worked as a research scientist in the Aquaculture Department of SEAFDEC, as a research fellow at the Taiwan Fisheries Research Institute, and as a research fellow and adjunct professor at the National Taiwan Ocean University.

Leaño has co-edited and published seven books in aquaculture and aquatic animal health and published more than 50 scientific articles in international and national journals, proceedings and as book chapters.