Salvatore Aricò

Salvatore Aricò is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Science Council.

Dr Salvatore Aricò was appointed as ISC’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2023.

Salvatore has 30 years of international scientific experience, including as Head of Ocean Science at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the United Nations University and Chief of Programme at the Convention on Biological Diversity; he has held academic affiliations inter alia in the USA, Italy and Malaysia and supervised graduate students and engaged in scientific collaborations there. Salvatore brings a unique set of science, policy and diplomacy skills, perspectives, and relationships that will lead the ISC into the future.



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