Michael Akester

Regional Director South East Asia and Pacific (SEAP)

Michael Akester holds a BSc in Biology and Geography from Exeter University, UK, and an MSc in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management from Stirling University. With 40 years of expertise, Akester has been instrumental in aquaculture and fisheries development across Asia, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and Africa, specializing in policy development, governance, and sustainable management.

His global experience encompasses work with international bodies inclusing FCDO, DANIDA, and UNDP, contributing to academic curriculum development and promoting public-private partnerships. Recently, he has focused on projects enhancing inland fisheries management in regions like Myanmar and Cambodia, working towards improved governance and sustainable management practices in fisheries.