Leonidas Papaharisis is an Ichthyologist with advanced studies in Quality Management. He has an MPhil in Fisheries Economics from the Business School of University οf Portsmouth (UK) and Executive MBA from American College of Greece. He has been working in the aquaculture industry since 1996, initially as a business consultant for the preparation and coordination of research programs in fisheries and aquaculture sector. Since 2003 he has been working in NIREUS SA as QA/QC Manager, and since 2009 he took over also the direction of Research & Development department of the company. Since the establishment of AVRAMAR SA his new duties are Quality Assurance and Sustainable Development Directot. He is a member of Greek Ichthyologists (T.E.) Federation since 1995 and a member of Greek Mariculture Federation Technical Committee since 2005. Since beginning of 2018 is President of Hellenic Technological Platform of Aquaculture (HETEPA).