Meet the team

We are a multidisciplinary team of ocean lovers, with the help, advice and assistance of a wide network of collaborators covering multiple disciplines, from economy to marine biology and ecology. We all share the purpose to make ocean sustainability and conservation an opportunity for blue growth.

The Seastainable Team

Ignasi Ferrer

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

Mireia de Mas

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.

Francesco Pititto

More than 15 years of experience in ecosystem monitoring a protection. Data analysis, party chief, diver and passionate for technology. Always looking for innovative and sustainable solutions to make a positive impact on the environment.

Joaquin Esparza

Over 25 years experience in producing and designing innovative events for corporations, institutions and public entities. Passionate about improving our world through creative experiences.

Julia Garcia

Graduated in Environmental Biology. Passionate of seagrasses and coral ecology. Captivated with marine conservation and restoration. She loves to dive and travel.

Florian Grossman

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

Carolina Rodriguez-Bustelo Fricke

Business analyst with the passion to take large amounts of data and use them to uncover new insights that can solve any kind of economic or social problem. In my free time I enjoy skiing, reading and traveling.

Emily Tewes

Marine Ecologist and Ocean Conservationist with six years of U.S. federal government experience on fisheries biology, climate change, science education, and international program management. Avid scuba diver, bird watcher, and swimmer.

Scientific Board

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).


Ramon Bernat

Expert of Entrepreneurship and impact investing projects

Myriam Compte

Finance Expert

Sergi Figueras

Social entrepreneur expert

Carles Florensa

Business Angel, Business School Professor and Entrepreneur

Xavier Freixes

Investment Fund Expert

Ricard Gené


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

Turi Mora

Social Entrepreneur

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