Perhaps the most surprising thing about Jose Antonio Camposano's arrival at the Ecuadorian shrimp producers trade body (CNA) a dozen years ago is that when he arrived the group did not have a dedicated export department.

This is hard to believe given the stunning export growth Ecuadorian shrimp exports have achieved over the past decade or so.

Since 2010, shipments have grown from under $1 billion (€950 million) to more than $6 billion (€5.7 billion) during his tenure as president.