Atilio E. Morgado (1960, Chile) is a University of Concepción marine biologist with a Business Management degree from Austral University of Chile and an MBA from Federico Santa María University. He has extensive professional experience in productive, administrative and business management of private aquaculture farms, having also worked as an assistant manager at a laboratory for fish diseases, and as a technical, business and operation consultant for small- and medium-sized companies in Chile’s different economic sectors, especially in the aquaculture of salmonids. Additionally, he has participated in technology transfer projects and has worked for the sales departments of a number of companies.
In his professional career, he has more than 20 years of experience in integral management in the salmon farming industry, having led multidisciplinary work teams and established relationships with public services, communal and regional authorities, as well as representatives of local communities. He has also participated in the creation, implementation, and operation of macro-algae and abalone cultivation projects. Through his work, he has visited Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Scotland, Iceland, USA (California) and Australia (Tasmania), which has given him the opportunity to learn about different cultures together with socio-economic, legal, health and environmental factors related to marine resource management and culture technologies.
He is currently working as an executive director at the Millennium Institute of Oceanography (IMO) in Concepción, Chile.
During his free time, he enjoys leisure activities such as cooking, playing the guitar, riding a bike and playing tennis.