New PhD candidate Xavier Tezzo

Published on
July 7, 2016

Xavier Tezzo started his PhD at the Environmental Policy Group in July 2016. He is doing an independent research project on fish value chain in developing countries.

Xavier completed a master in Bioengineering from University Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) during which he specialized in aquatic ecosystem modelling and a master in Microfinance from Solvay Brussels Schools of Economics and Management (SBS-EM) where he studied small-scale fisheries communities in developing countries. 

He has over 6 years of international experience working in the field of fisheries and aquaculture development projects in South East Asia for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and in Africa for the Belgian Development Agency (BTC ). Since 2013, he is working for WorldFish as Programme Coordinator in Myanmar where he is in charge of developing and implementing a research program in collaboration with government, universities and international research organizations. Xavier is originally from Belgium and Congo.