Dr Salvator Aricó

Salvatore was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council in January 2023.

Previously he led the ocean science portfolio at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, was executive secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s scientific advisory board, senior science officer at UNESCO, senior research fellow at the United Nations University, chief of programme at the Convention on Biological Diversity and researcher at the University of Delaware.

A biologist and oceanographer by training, he has (co)authored close to one hundred scientific and technical publications and has been involved in journals’ editorial committees / acted as book editor. His current academic  engagements include affiliate professor at the Parthenope University of Naples and the International Institute of Diplomacy and Sustainability at UCSI University in Malaysia, and supervision graduate students.