Dr. Melvin B. Carlos, former Director of the Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), has been formally installed as the new Deputy Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). Dr. Carlos took his oath with DOST Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña at the DOST main office on December 13, 2018.
As the Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Resource Management and Support Services (ARMSS) Cluster, Carlos is tasked to lead in the coordination of planning, programming, monitoring, and evaluation of S&T support activities such as general administration, institution development, resource management, strategic communication, management information system, and policy. Carlos has served as the Officer-in-Charge of the ARMSS Cluster since October 17, 2017 until his formal appointment as full-fledged Deputy Executive Director for ARMSS.
In 2011, Carlos led the TTPD as its Director and served concurrently as Officer-in-Charge of the Applied Communication Division from January 2014 to February 2015.
Carlos started his career at PCAARRD in 1983 as Science Research Assistant in the International Projects’ Division. After taking his MS at the University of the Philippines Los Baños, he returned to the Council as Project Manager of the World Bank-funded Agricultural Support Service Project (ASSP-TG). He took up his Ph.D. in Economic Geography from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada.
Carlos brings to the Council his experience from regional and international R&D Centers, having worked at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), Winrock International, WorldFish Center, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Asian Development Bank (ADB), and International Development Research Center (IDRC).
Aside from serving R&D institutions, Carlos taught at three universities – the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, both in Canada, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Carlos acquired his Career Executive Service Eligibility in 2014. He is currently the Vice President of the Philippine Association of Research Managers (PhilARM), National Vice President of the Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA) and President of the Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association (PAEDA) (Rose Anne M. Aya, DOST-PCAARRD S&T Media Services).