Alex Obach has been the Innovation Director in Skretting since July 2021 and is the head of Skretting Aquaculture Innovation (Skretting AI).
Originally from Barcelona, he is a veterinarian with a Master in Aquaculture from the University of Girona (Spain) and a PhD in fish pathology and immunology from the University of West Brittany (France).
Alex started working at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC) in 1993 as a researcher, initially within fish health then as a nutritionist. From May 2007 to July 2021, he was the Managing Director of Skretting ARC (Aquaculture Research Centre), the global R&D unit of Skretting. He was also engaged as lecturer at the University of Barcelona (1995-1997), and worked as Technical Director in Marine Harvest (2004-2007).
Commenting on his election and the important role that EATiP plays in promoting strategic research and innovation needs for European Aquaculture, Alex notes, “I am convinced that innovation and technological development will be instrumental to secure the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry and Europe, encouraged through the assistance of EATiP and the identification of strategic research and innovation priorities alongside innovation transfer, should be a role model to promote innovation at all levels and by all the stakeholders in our industry”.
We are sure that you join with the Board and Secretariat in welcoming Alex to the position of President and we look forward to sharing future developments with you!