Daniela Fernandez

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Nov 1, 2019 4:50:24 AM

Founder and CEO of Sustainable Ocean Alliance, award-winning social entrepreneur, thought-leader, and international speaker on the entrepreneurial mindset, ocean innovation, and technology, youth empowerment, and sustainability.
At the age of 19, Daniela founded Sustainable Ocean Alliance (SOA) as a college-room idea at Georgetown University. Five years later, she has built SOA into a global organization that is cultivating and accelerating innovative solutions to protect and sustain the health of the ocean. With phenomenal speed, SOA has created the world’s largest network of young ocean leaders - by establishing a presence in over 185 countries and has successfully launched the world’s first Ocean Solutions Accelerator to develop technological solutions that can address the greatest threats facing our planet.
Social profile: @dvfernandez1

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Afroz Shah

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 22, 2019 2:39:42 AM

Afroz Shah has a strong foothold in Mumbai, and has managed to mobilize a great team of volunteers. Further, he has been remarked on higher level as by the UN and President Modi himself: “My friend Afroz is an inspiration for the entire country”
- Hon’ble PM Of India

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Bjørn Tore Markussen

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 18, 2019 12:14:41 AM

Bjorn Tore (BT) Markussen is CEO of the Ocean Data Platform Foundation. His latest position was  Managing Director for www.veracity.com which is DNV GL’s multi sided Industry Data Platform which he held from Veracity’s beginning in late 2016.  At year end 2018 he was ranked by Lloyds List one of the top 10 Global Technology leaders within Maritime & Ocean Technologies.

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Peter Thomson

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 18, 2019 12:12:34 AM
Ambassador Peter Thomson is a Fijian diplomat who served as President of the General Assembly of the United Nations from September 2016 until September 2017. He was Fiji’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations between 2010 and 2016.
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Keith Krach

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 18, 2019 12:07:56 AM

Keith Krach took the oath of office as Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment on June 21, 2019. Previously, he was a businessman and entrepreneur, noted for bringing transformational leadership to many sectors, including factory automation, engineering, commerce, education, philanthropy, and even the way people sign official documents.  He is the former CEO and Chairman of DocuSign (2009–2019), which provides electronic signature and digital transaction management solutions to accelerate commerce between companies, while reducing the ecological impact of paper transactions. Mr. Krach led the company through its transformation from a startup to a publicly traded global enterprise with 400 million users in 188 countries.

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HRH Crown Prince Haakon

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 18, 2019 12:06:08 AM

Crown Prince Haakon is the heir to the Norwegian throne and has a broad range of national and international engagements. Youth leadership, the environment and global development are issues close to his heart, with the ocean as a special priority.

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Ellie Mackay

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 18, 2019 12:04:01 AM

Ellie is a National Geographic Expedition Scientist, Filmmaker, Explorer and Educator. She has been researching and promoting plastic waste solutions for over a decade, and launched ocean tech startup Ellipsis in January of this year, to provide the robust and universal information we critically need about this global issue. 

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Dag-Inge Ulstein

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 17, 2019 11:47:30 PM

The Minister of International Development is responsible for international development efforts in countries outside the OSCE, the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan.

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ERNA SOLBERG

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 17, 2019 11:44:16 PM

Erna Solberg was born and educated in Bergen: Norway’s ancient maritime capital and gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Bård Borch Michalsen

Posted by Sustainable Ocean Alliance on Oct 17, 2019 11:40:09 PM

Bård Borch Michalsen says: Yes, it is possible to say something important and interesting in 60 seconds. During this lesson you shall produce a complete outline for your pitch today, following a step-by-step-recipe.

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