BESSIE M. BURGOS Program Head Research and Development Department Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Field: R&D Management, Technology Management
Dr. Bessie M. Burgos is currently the Program Head for Research and Development of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). She leads research initiatives of the Center aimed at influencing policy directions, building research capacities, and promoting research activities in the Southeast Asian region. From the period 16 February 2010 to 22 November 2012, Dr. Burgos was SEARCA's Manager of the Project Development and Management Department (ProDev). As ProDev Manager she led SEARCA’s efforts to package flagship projects in the areas of agricultural competitiveness and natural resources management and generate external funding to fuel said projects. She supervised the provision of professional technical services to governments and member-agencies and international donor agencies for high impact projects in agriculture and rural development.
Dr. Burgos earned her PhD degree in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia and her Master of Management degree in Agricultural Business from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). Before joining SEARCA in February 2010, Dr. Burgos was the Director of the Technology Outreach and Promotion Division of the then Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD)-Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Her fields of expertise are research and development management, agribusiness management, technology transfer and commercialization, and intellectual property management. Dr. Burgos was conferred the 2012 College of Economics and Management Distinguished Alumna in Technology Management Award by the UPLB.