Chairman, Okeanos Foundation for the Sea
Okeanos Foundation for the Sea operates in the Pacific, Germany and the United States.
Our day-to-day operations include boat building, educational program development, sustainable place-based business development, communications and strategies for incorporation of green technologies as well as support for our local non-profit companies that provide sustainable sea transport in Pacific islands states.
Our philanthropic foundation provides free management service to assist countries to re-directing money they now spend on fossil fuel based cargo ships toward training and employing local people to independently operate traditionally based modernized fossil-fuel free sailing vessels.
Peia Patai – Fleet Commander
Lisa Burtenshaw – Head of Finance
Christine Biesgen – Head of Operations
Steven Tawake – Operation Coordinator
Manzel Ngirmeriil – Operations Manager
Alan Semens – Operations Manager
Eliane Koller – Managing Director (‘Okeanos Pearl’)
Michele Wilson – Operations Manager