Dr CRK Reddy, CEO at Indian Centre for Climate and Societal Impacts Research (ICCSIR), India has been studying the Indian seaweed resources for more than two decades to harness their societal, commercial and environmental benefits sustainably. He holds a distinguished track record with established scientific credentials in S&T authoring more than 80 publications in SCI journals of high repute, 18 book chapters, 3 patents and 3 edited books. His research works have undoubtedly contributed to the advancement of phycological research at the national and international level.