The Philippine Seed Industry Association ( PSIA ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Gabriel O. Romero as its Executive Director.
Dr. Romero is a seasoned crop biotechnologist and seed conservationist. He had served as Senior Regulatory & Scientific Affairs Lead of Monsanto Philippines, and as Genebank Manager, Director of Crop Biotechnology Center and Acting Deputy Executive Director for Research at the Philippine Rice Research Institute. He holds a Ph.D in Genetics from University of California, Davis, USA, and a Master of Philosophy in Plant Breeding from the University of Cambridge, UK, and earned a BS in Biology from the Univerity of the Philippines at Los Banos. Among his awards are The Outstanding Young men (TOYM) and Outstanding Young Scientist. He was conferred Scientist I by the Deparment of Agriculture.
Dr. Romero will work closely with the PSIA Board in achieving the objectives of the Association to provide quality seeds to farmers which will help improve their income.