Meet the team

We are a multidisciplinary team of ocean lovers. Thanks to the support from a wide network of collaborators with expertise in the fields of economy, marine biology and ecology, we are able to build innovative solutions that respond to pressing environmental challenges. We all share a fundamental desire to transform ocean sustainability and conservation, into an opportunity for blue growth.

Ignasi Ferrer

CEO and founder

More than 15 years of senior management experience. Passionate about the sea, entrepreneur, diver and impeller of projects of impact investment.

OSCAR HERRERO

Sales Manager OE

Divemaster & sailor. Over 4 years of experience in Consultancy & Project Management in different multinational industries. Passionate about marine wildlife and oceans. With a joint effort we can reverse the ocean’s condition.

Mireia de Mas

Projects director

Over 20 years of experience in leadership, coordination and project management in multinational corporations and within different industries and with multidisciplinary vision. Degree in Business Management, looking for a better future for all.

SILVIA FRIAS

Scientific Project Manager

Biologist with a master’s degree in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management specialized in marine biology research. She has ample experience in international project management and scientific outreach. Passionate about the sea and oceans conservation.

Anna Lloveras

Scientific manager

Biologist specialized in Oceanography and marine environment management. Over 8 years of experience on management of environmental and circular economy projects. Passionate about the sea and marine environment and keen on searching for new conservation and restauration solutions.

POL RAMIS

Science technician

Degree in Biology, Master in Oceanography and Marine Environment Management. Diver passionate about the sea. Interested in the study of coastal ecosystems and in the search for solutions to preserve the health of the oceans.

Joaquin Esparza

Creative in corporate actions. Specialist in creating activities to foster cohesion among people. Coordinator and logistic manager for events. Consultant specialized in corporate events.

Jordi Fernández

Architect

An architect, fascinated by the oceans, with more than 35 years of experience building on land, now also trying to improve the world by building below sea level. If it were up to him, he would live in the Great Barrier Reef

Florian Grossman

Environmental Engineer and Ph.D. Student at Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC). Passionate about marine science, oceans and their sustainable use.

Aranzazu Erin Ruiz Blake

Economics graduate from The University of the South, USA. She is fascinated by adapting business models to the needs of any company and enjoys communicating with diverse groups. A native of Mallorca, her passion for the sea is undeniable.

Rafael Sardà

Chair of the Scientific Board

PhD. MBA. Socio-ecologist. Senior Scientist of the National Council of Research of Spain and Academic Collaborator of the Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences Department of ESADE Business School

Conxita Avila

Ph.D. Professor at the University of Barcelona (Spain), Dept. of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences.

Angel Borja

Ph.D. Principal Researcher of the Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Department AZTI-Tecnalia. (Spain).

Roland Cormier

PhD. Ecorisk Mgmt Inc. Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada).

Carlos Duarte

PhD. Tarek Ahmed Juffali Research Chair in Red Sea Ecology King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia).

Stefano Pogutz

Ph.D, MBA. Chair of the CEMS-MIM Faculty Group “Business and the Environment“ . Sustainability Lab – SDA Bocconi School of Mangement (ITALY). Chair of the One Ocean Foundation Scientific Committee.

Ivan Valiela

PhD. Distinguished Scientist, Ecosystems Center, Marine Biological Laboratory – Woods Hole, Massachusetts (USA).

Kilaparti Ramakrishna

Senior Advisor on Ocean and Climate Policy to the President of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; Chair, Strategic Advisory Group, The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project.

Ramon Bernat

Expert of Entrepreneurship and impact investing projects

Myriam Compte

Finance Expert

Sergi Figueres

Social entrepreneur expert

Carles Florensa

Business Angel, Business School Professor and Entrepreneur

Xavier Freixes

Investment Fund Expert

Ricard Gené

Lawyer

Lisa Hehenberger

Impact Investment Expert and Business School Professor

Xavier Marcet

Expert in strategy, innovation and corporate entrepreneurship

Josep Martorell

Innovation Expert

Miquel Montes

Finance Expert

Pedro Parada

Strategy and Business Management Expert

Jordi Petit

Finance Expert

Stefano Pogutz

Expert of Business and Environmental Sustainability

Marcel Prunera

Finance and Corporate Funding Expert

Gemma Quilez

Expert of Marine Biology and Ecology

Rafael Sardà

Expert of Socio-ecology and Marine Biology

Naima Rodriguez

Expert of Marine Biology and Ecology

Manu San Félix

Expert of marine biology and communication

Eli Bonfill

Expert of environmental education

Albert Navarro

Expert of European Funding Strategies

David Alvarez

Expert of Marine Natural Capital Evaluation

Patricia Marti Puig

Expert of Environmental Education and Corporate Social Responsibility