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Mr Horemans, a national of Belgium, holds an MSc in Administration and Management from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. He began his professional career in 1980 as a Belgian Cooperation Volunteer at the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Cape Verde. Mr Horemans joined FAO in 1983 as Associate Expert Economist in Cape Verde. In 1986, he became Fishery Planning Analyst at FAO Headquarters in Rome. From 1989 to 1992, he worked as Economist for a Regional Project for Planning Fisheries Development and Management in East, Central and Southern Africa, based in Bujumbura, Burundi. From 1992 to 1996, he worked as Socio-Economist and Fishery Planning Officer, then as Team Leader of the Regional Programme for Integrated Artisanal Fisheries Development in West Africa in Cotonou, Benin. In 1999, he was appointed Team Leader of the Regional Support Unit of the Sustainable Fisheries Livelihood Programme in West Africa, a post he held until 2003, when he was nominated Coordinator of the same Programme at Headquarters. In July 2006, Mr Horemans was appointed Subregional Coordinator for Central Africa and then FAO Representative in Gabon and São Tomé and Principe. Mr Horemans succeeds Mr Aomar Ait Amer Meziane as Subregional Coordinator for North Africa, SNE.