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Ocean Bridge Ambassadors

Ocean Wise's people includes the youth ambassadors and alumni from the Ocean Bridge program. They are passionate about the environment, leaders in their community and inspiring ocean champions.

Senior Leadership Team

Lasse Gustavsson

President and CEO

Lasse has dedicated his career to conservation and sustainable development. His several decades of international executive leadership and management experience included roles at Greenpeace International, WWF Sweden, WWF International and Oceana. His expertise includes regional and global program strategy and management, corporate and government partnership, as well as policy and advocacy work at the highest political levels in the EU, UN and in countries across the globe. Lasse studied at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Carlos Drews

EVP, Conservation

Carlos is a recipient of the LiverdPress Award for his lifetime conservation achievement. He previously held the position of executive director of the Jane Goodall Institute, and previously served as director of the World Wildlife Fund’s Global Species Programme. Carlos developed a first-of-its-kind toolkit for marine turtle adaptations to climate change; co-authored Costa Rica's annual report on human sustainable development; and orchestrated an advocacy program to successfully influence the UN to establish wildlife crime as a global threat. He holds a Ph.D. in Zoology from Cambridge University.

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Jennie Moushos

EVP, Finance & Bus. Development

Jennie has over 25 years’ experience in the finance and insurance industry including as senior vice president, Western Division, for Intact Insurance Company. Jennie co-founded the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade BC Chapter, assisted on the task force that established a General Insurance and Risk Management Program at the BC Institute of Technology, and has been a regular presenter at the annual FCI-CWI Women in Leadership Conference. Jennie has also served on the board of SOS Children’s Villages Canada, Bridges to Community Canada, and The Western Investment Company of Canada.

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Ocean Wise Board of Directors 2021-2022

Christian Baxter

Chair

Rod Campbell

Board member

Alexandra Cousteau

Board member

Guy Dean

Board member

Ninu Gill

Board member

Nina Jensen

Board member

Barbara Meens Thistle

Secretary

TJ Schmaltz

Board member

Helen Sheridan

Board member

Richard Sparrow

Board member

Keith Spencer

Vice Chair

Lisa Stewart

Board member

Brian Sullivan

Board member

Martin Thibodeau

Board member

Ian Warner

Treasurer

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