Fishery Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), United Nations
Omar Riego Peñarubia is a Fishery Officer of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. He joined the Value Chain Development Team (NFIMV) of Fisheries and Aquaculture Division of FAO in 2017, where he works on projects and programmes on fish post-harvest processing, technology and fish loss and waste. Omar holds an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Food Science, Technology and Nutrition. Prior to joining FAO, he worked as a Science Research Specialist in the Food and Nutrition Research Institute and in several food companies in various capacities in the Philippines. Omar is passionate of process optimization and valorization. He has strong interest on technologies or products that has positive impact on people and the environment through efficient use of resources and optimized processes.