Regional Director for Asia
Maripaz L. Perez is the WorldFish Regional Director for Asia. She was formerly the Undersecretary for Regional Operations of the Philippine Department of Science and Technology (DOST). She has held several other government positions, briefly taught at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Los Baños and the Technology Management Center in UP Diliman and has also been involved in various research projects and consultancy engagements . She supervised the implementation of the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SET-UP) of DOST and the operation of the Science Foundation Unit in charge of the accreditation of science and technology foundations in the Philippines. She has vast institutional experience and wide professional network in Asia.