Mr Aguilera holds a degree in Biological Sciences, specialising in Zoology from the University of Barcelona. He is the Innovation Manager for the Aquaculture Innovation & Business Development Office at the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA). Mr Aguilera is an international adviser in aquaculture and has over 30 years of top management experience with leading Spanish and International aquaculture companies in the production of marine fish. He played various roles as collaborator and expert with numerous international organizations to promote innovation programs in aquaculture in Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Nicaragua. He co-authored over 30 papers and had participated in 20-aquaculture projects, such as ITACA (Improving Tilapia AquaCulture in Africa); INTRANNEMA Project; MedAID (Mediterranean Aquaculture Integrated Development); and NewTechAqua. Mr Aguilera is a regular lecturer in postgraduate and masters’ courses and more than 50 times invited speaker in various conferences.