Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos has been elected new President of the The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) for the next three years.
The appointment took place at FEAP’s general assembly, during which elections were held to decide on replacements for management committee members as their terms have expired.
Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos had been proposed for as President by the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organisation (HAPO).
She is Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board of the fish farming company Kefalonia Fisheries SA, holds a Master degree in public policy & international trade and finance from the Kennedy School of Government/Harvard and a BA in economics at Columbia. She has been FEAP’s vice-president since 2018.
Federation members are convinced that the unique skills and leadership capabilities of Lara Barazi will contribute to further promote aquaculture in Europe. Her substantive governance experience and proven track record in pursuing sustainable aquaculture in the Mediterranean were highlighted. Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos will be the first woman to lead the FEAP.
In her acceptance speech, she stated that as FEAP President she will strive to relaunch aquaculture and unfold its full potential. She will dedicate special efforts to enhance the working capacity of the FEAP to support the strategic ambitions of the industry and overcome the complex challenges that have kept European aquaculture stagnant for the last twenty years.
The other persons elected to the FEAP management committee are Anna Pýc from Poland, Goran Markúlin from Croatia, Brian Thomsen from Denmark and Jordi Trías from Spain.