Efrain has been with Assurance Service International (ASI) as a Lead Assessor for ASC farm and CoC certification programmes in the past years. He has witnessed and performed ASC assessments all over the world and for almost all of the ASC species standards. Previously he was Lead Auditor for various certification schemes, including ASC and GlobalGA.P. Efrain started his career in aquaculture working as a chief technical production manager for companies producing and processing both tilapia and shrimp. He graduated as an aquaculture engineer from a Polytechnic University in Ecuador.