Director | Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC)
Guillermo Compeán, born in Mexico, in 1953; earned his degree in Biology at the University of Nuevo León, Monterrey, Mexico, and his PhD in Biological Oceanography at the University of Aix-Marseille II, France.
He has worked in the field of biology and management of tunas for 40 years.
In the 70’s he was associated at the fisheries and population dynamics team at the COB (CNEXO/IFREMER).
From 1981 to 1999 he worked as a scientist in the marine fisheries program at the University of Nuevo Leon.
He has also written numerous articles on fisheries biology and management of tuna.
Since 1977 he has participated in ICCAT, IATTC, ISC, SPC and WCPFC meetings.
He was Director of the National Fisheries Institute of Mexico from 2000-2006 and in 2007 was elected to his current position as Director of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC).