The Federation of European Aquaculture Producers (FEAP) elected Lara Barazi-Yeroulanos as the new president of the federation for the next three years.
Barazi-Yeroulanos was proposed for this position by the Hellenic Aquaculture Producers Organization (HAPO). She is chief executive officer and president of the board of the fish farming company Kefalonia Fisheries SA. Barazi-Yeroulanos has been vice-president of FEAP since 2018.
The federation members are convinced that her unique skills and leadership capabilities 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. She will be the first woman to lead the FEAP.
In her acceptance speech, Barazi-Yeroulanos 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 20 years.
Anna Pýc (Poland), Goran Markúlin (Croatia), Brian Thomsen (Denmark) and Jordi Trías (Spain) were elected for the FEAP’s management committee.