Jose Maria Guitian is the Head of the Plant Health Department Health Department of Tragsatec; a Spanish Public Company at the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture. He has a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Madrid.
With his 15 years’ experience as the Head of the Plant Health Department, Jose Maria also has expertise in phytosanitary inspection, pest risk assessment, phytosanitary surveillance and control regulation enforcement.
Mr Guitian’s experience in Africa is enormous as he has he has held training/workshop for plant protection inspectors in Tunisia, Algeria, South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, and Cameroun. He is also a core member of the EPPO Expert Working Group for Pest Risk Analysis.