Eyesea Ambassadors

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Sanjam Sahi Gupta

Sanjam Sahi Gupta is Director for Sitara Shipping Ltd.

She is a founder member of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) India and Board Member of WISTA International.

She’s a member of the Executive Board of Directors of the World Maritime  University based in Malmo, Sweden- the first Indian professional from the industry to hold this position.

In 2014 the International Womens’ Leadership Forum awarded her “Leading Woman in Shipping Business” and was also awarded in 2014  by SPJIMR Business school as Outstanding Family Business.As an Ambassador of Sailor Society and the founding Board Member of MTS in India she’s committed to Seafarers welfare . She was a major force in bringing out the “Diversity Handbook” in 2018 by WISTA International along with ISWAN and Anglo Eastern.

In May 2018, she was the recipient of the Sandvik Gender Award –for her outstanding contribution and commitment to gender equality. As part of her award she conducted India’s first survey for gathering data on women in maritime maritimesheeo.com/report2019.pdf

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals awarded her “Woman of the Year 2019” in March 2019.

In June 2019 she was invited as part of a HighLevel panel initiative by The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg for a Sustainable Ocean Economy, comprising a group of world leaders from coastal states committed to ocean action in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

In February 2020 and 2021, she was named as one of the top 100 women in shipping by All About Shipping UK.

She is also part of the Diversity Committee of the International chamber of shipping.

In 2020, the Dutch Consulate in Mumbai funded her research in India for “The Business Case for Diversity” wherein 100+ companies participated. maritimesheeo.com/report2020.pdf

To further her commitment to Diversity in the maritime and Logistics industry she has launched Maritime SheEO to provide solutions to the industry.

The first Maritime SheEO conference was held virtually in November 2020, the world´s biggest maritime gender equality conference ever held – gathering 1500+ participants from across 77+ countries. Featuring keynote speeches from the IMO SecretaryGeneral, India´s Union Minister of Shipping Ports and Waterways Ports and Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, plus a strong line-up of leading executives.

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Graeme Morkel

Graeme is an experienced Mariner with over 25 years in the industry, ranging from positions of sailing in command onboard, to numerous shoreside operational management roles. His expertise range from Health, Safety and Environmental practices, to Accident Investigations, Policies, Regulatory Compliance as well as leveraging support and engaging stakeholders in all matters maritime.

He is also a qualified Human Factors and Human Performance Investigator. An Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (NI) and an Associate member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Graeme is currently working as a Global Marine Consultant with Voyager Worldwide and has actively engaged the company to support the efforts of Eyesea and its mission to collect as much global data as possible, either through the use of technology or by promoting the work being undertaken by Eyesea by whatever means possible.

Graeme has a life long passion for the sea having spent many years growing up and living by it as well as enjoying what the water has to offer, from activities that include surfing, diving, fishing and all round water sports.

“I have witnessed first hand the devastation pollution has had on the environment and the eco-systems, which contain vast numbers of creatures and organisms that rely heavily on it, and I firmly believe that there is still much to do, and that we are merely tenants and guardians of the earth and its oceans, and our primary focus should be on handing it over to the next generation in a far better state than the one we received it in.”

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Siv Harstad

I am a speaker, expedition leader and author whose philosophy is to inspire and motivate people to Dream Big in their life. After surviving Nepal’s 2015 major earthquake, resilience and determination led me back to Everest, making me the first Norwegian woman to climb Mount Everest from the Nepali side and 10th Norwegian to climb all the 7 Summits (highest mountain on all continents) among the 85 first ladies in the world to do so.

I grew up on a small sheep farm on the west coast of Norway and after working intensively in corporate culture, I suffered severe burnout which made me sick for years. Both my illness and earthquake experience made me reevaluate what’s important in life.

I gave up my successful career in management consulting and HR to pursue my dreams. Now on a mission to the North and South poles to complete a world’s first.

As an adventurer I visits some of the most remote and vulnerable environments in the world. Seeing all the pollution “everywhere” is sad. We cannot continue this, Mother Earth need us to stop polluting and start cleaning up. If we all do our part, it will be a massive impact. Proud to join EyeSea as an Ambassador.

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Eric Holliday

Eric is the CEO of the FISH Safety Foundation www.fishsafety.org. The Foundation is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to improving Health & Safety outcomes in Commercial Fishing – an industry recognised as the world’s most hazardous. He remains actively involved in the general maritime industry, leading the specialist maritime safety consultancy, Pro-Safe Marine www.prosafemarine.com.

An accomplished communicator, he has conducted training workshops and seminars in safety, human factors, risk management, safety culture, and accident investigation, for a wide spectrum of organisations – ranging from Off-shore Diamond Mining, Nuclear Power and Rail, to Commercial Fishing and Maritime industries – in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada, the Caribbean, China, Europe, as well as in South Africa and Namibia.

He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute (NI), and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

And when he’s not working or travelling the world, he’s probably out fishing…….

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Tjard Jürgens

Two years ago I was snorkelling on a small island next to Cebu in the Philippines that is known for its great diverse marine life. And truly, the underwater life was stunning, if only it wasn’t for those piles of garbage that we had to swim in.

Shoes, plastic, foil, clothing, you name it. The grotesque thing is, that this was not the first time this happened to me. A while earlier I had the privilege to surf in Bali. It was monsoon season so the winds had changed and the water current was pushing inwards.

Fishing a wet and soaked diaper out of the water with my bare hands, while paddling for the wave, was one of my least favourite experiences during that holiday.

If you witness such unpleasantries today, Eyesea gives you the chance to actually do something about it. It is easy, straight forward and can be a real game changer.

That is why I have joined the team and that is why the company I am working for ‘ZEABORN Ship Management’ is a true supporter of this initiative and of Graeme’s idea.

So, my appeal to you: Download the app and make everyone a winner!

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Constantin Baack

Hamburg, MPC Containerships, Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Constantin Baack serves as CEO of MPC Container Ships ASA (“MPCC”) since foundation of the company in 2017. Today, MPCC owns a fleet of 66 container ships, which are operated globally, predominantly in regional trades and/or feeder services. Mr. Baack commenced his career in the marine operations department at Hamburg Süd in Sydney. He thereafter moved to Ernst & Young within auditing and transaction advisory out of Hamburg and Shanghai. In 2008, Mr. Baack joined the MPC Group where he has since held various senior management positions in Germany and abroad, including Head of Shipping of the MPC Group, Managing Director of ship management company Ahrenkiel Steamship and CFO of Frankfurt-listed asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG. Mr. Baack studied business administration in Hamburg and Sydney. He holds a Graduate Diploma and a Master of Science in international business from the University of Sydney.

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Hayden Wilson

Hayden Wilson

Wellington, New Zealand, Dentons Kensington Swan, Chairman and Partner, dentons.co.nz

Hayden leads our New Zealand dispute resolution team, specialising in complex public, regulatory, and commercial litigation. He plays a key role in the firm’s relationships with government agencies. Hayden helps both public and private sector clients to manage a wide range of regulatory and public law issues, including managing and reviewing regulatory and reputational risk, advising on privacy and information law, and managing disputes within the public and regulatory space. He is recognised by Legal 500 as one of New Zealand’s leading litigators. As well as being a highly skilled litigator, Hayden practices as a commercial mediator, bringing his in-depth strategic negotiation expertise into all of his engagements with clients. Hayden provides crisis management support and advice on ‘bet the business’ issues relating to government or regulatory investigations, inquiries or prosecutions.

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Richard Groves

Perth/Adelaide, Frazer-Nash Consultancy, fncaustralia.com.au

Richard is an experienced Marine Engineer having served in the UK and Australian Naval submarine services for around 20 years. Now living in South Australia and working as an engineering consultant within the global maritime industry. Having uniquely experienced the ocean both above and below, Richard cares deeply about its continued health and future. By being part of the EyeSea global community Richard hopes to contribute to the protection and sustainability of the ocean for future generations of seafarers and recreational users.

r.groves@fncaustralia.com.au
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Steven Schootbrugge

Cyprus, ChartWorld International, Chief Executive Officer, chartworld.com/web/

Our oceans play the most important part in the balance of our environment and they have never been in worse shape. I am very proud to be involved with EyeSea, where we have an opportunity to bring, technology, knowledge, will and drive together to make a difference to our oceans.

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Thomas Reckefuss

My name is Thomas Reckefuss and I am the Managing Director of  Thomas Schulte Ship Management Pte. Ltd in Singapore. My love of the ocean began in my childhood when I first spent time on a sailing boat at the age of three. After Highschool my passion for boats and ships turned into a profession when I chose to become a naval architect. I now also hold an MBA in shipping and lead Thomas Schulte Ship Management’s activities in Asia.

As a sailor, diver, and passionate ocean lover I have been around the world and seen the ocean from above and from below. Since moving to Singapore, the global topic of ocean pollution has become far more obvious, since there is basically no spot where you now cannot find plastic or other debris on or below the surface of the ocean. As a member of the Shipping community, the ocean is our place of work and our playing field and we need to step up and show responsibility to keep it healthy. Eyesea is, for myself and Thomas Schulte Ship Management, a brilliant Platform to contribute with easy means to the collection of data and to increase awareness of the pressing problems washing up on our doorstep. Identifying, mapping, cataloging, and categorizing pollution is an important part of preserving the biggest ecosystem on our planet.

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Danilo Chiaruttini

Genoa, Liguria, Italy, Marine Consultant

My name is Danilo Chiaruttini  and I was born and raised in Genoa, Italy, living in Rapallo on the Ligurian East Riviera. I have been at sea, on sailing boats, since I was 10, and from the age of 16 I have been involved in the shipping industry with various ranks/roles both on-board and ashore.
Being part of Eyesea,  volunteering for and taking up this mission as an Ambassador, is the perfect chance to repay the Sea for all the good things it has given me over my entire life. People from the shipping industry have so much to offer – and it is time we took up leadership on ocean care.

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Lars T. Ugland

Lars T Ugland comes from a well-known shipping family in Norway.  He has worked in deep-sea shipping all his life as an owner, charterer, manager and ship broker.  He has been involved in crude oil tankers, product tankers, bulk carriers, ore carriers, various types of offshore units, supply vessels, tugs, and barges.  He left the UK after 35 years to set up a new company in the Isle of Man.

“I have been more aware of the pollution at sea and on the shorelines after moving to this island some 13 years ago.  Pollution is obviously a global issue and is something that each of us can play a part in resolving.  I have seen the benefits of the local “Beach Buddies” organisation, which regularly gathers groups of volunteers of all ages to clean the beaches around the island.  They are doing a fantastic job and their message has spread worldwide.  We all need to make an effort for cleaner seas and for that reason I support EyeSea and hope our efforts will benefit generations to come”.

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Tim Ponath

Chief Executive Officer of NSB GROUP

NSB, a member of NSB GROUP, is an international maritime service provider and is recently recognized as one of the most innovative companies in Germany. As an industry leader, we believe we have responsibilities that go beyond ‘business as usual’. Environmental care and sustainability are words that are easily used but far greater action is needed. Eyesea is a new concept, but it is an idea that puts the responsibility for ocean health firmly in the hands of the shipping industry, and this is a rare thing. The oceans are our livelihood, homes, and workplace and we need to make the most of this reach.

Our crew members will play the most important role in this project. Seafarers work closer than anyone else to our oceans and now they will have a powerful tool for reporting threats to our environment. The impact of their work will be felt far beyond their own vessel, they will be helping to protect the ocean and the communities that depend on it. Our shoreside task is to take action as soon as we have data, to clean up, and avoid additional pollution. This is where we see the impact that meets our responsibility.

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Kate McHugh

Kate earned her corporate stripes in shipping at A.P. Moller–Maersk on their prestigious, global management program and has since worked in supply chain, strategy, and operations management across a range of industries. With this excellent commercial foundation, she now focuses her energy on sustainability. She has tertiary qualifications in Science (Environmental Biology) and Law, and a Master of Arts in Communications Management (Organisational Communication and Change), as well as certificates in Sustainability Strategy and GRI Reporting.

Kate believes there is a better way of doing business whereby purpose-led businesses tackle our world’s biggest economic, social and environmental challenges. In doing so businesses reduce costs, minimise risks, open new markets, create innovative opportunities, enhance reputation and create value.

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Andy Foy

Director, Predictive Performance

Andy Foy is a New Zealander who loves being near, in, or on the ocean.   In his lifetime he has seen the quality of the water and marine life in an environment that many would consider pristine, be dramatically affected.   Fish stocks are declining, shellfish are becoming harder to find and many of our rivers and waterways are polluted.  He believes that Eyesea provides an opportunity to use data-driven insights to drive effective solutions.
Professionally Andy has worked in HR and people management for 25 years.  He currently runs a consulting company in Auckland using behavioural data and insights to help companies optimise their people management and organisational effectiveness.

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Nick Fisher

CEO and Senior Advisor in Maritime, Shipping and Ports

Nick has been in shipping since the ‘80s, both in the military and commercially, and has run Ports and Shipping businesses in Australia, Europe, South East Asia and the Middle East. As a yachtsman and rower, he has never ceased to be dismayed with maritime pollution wherever he has been.  During his time in Singapore and Abu Dhabi he actively championed clean-up activities and implemented ‘Seabin’ technology in the companies he worked with.

Brendon Hawley

I have over 50 years of experience in the shipping industry, serving with both the British and South African merchant navy from Cadet to Master on general cargo, tankers, bulk, container vessels and hold a Master Mariner (Class 1 – FG Unlimited).

Coming ashore I have held positions including, Director of P&I Associates, Port Captain operating on the east coast of Africa and Central America, and with Gearbulk Shipping as Head of Operations with postings in Durban (South Africa), Stamford (US), Montreal (Quebec), London (UK), Jakarta (Indonesia), Vancouver (Canada), and Shanghai (China). I am currently with Wilhelmsen Ships Service based in Singapore as Global Head of Safety and Compliance for the last eight years.

Over this time I have seen pretty much all there is to see – the good and the bad. The health of the oceans is not getting better and we, those who work on and with the sea, need to take on the role of stewards. The idea of Eyesea came to be in a text message in the early hours of the morning. A simple idea, that can have profound implications on what role the maritime industries play in ocean care and protection. Because we care.

Professional Memberships:

Maritime Anti-Corruption Network- MACN (macn.dk)

Brendon is an elected Steering Committee Member (Board Member) of a Maritime Industry Network which today represents well over 70% of the world’s global tonnage, that tackles corruption in the maritime Industry. Implementing anti‐corruption actions in areas such as Suez Canal, Argentina, Nigeria, China & Indonesia; developing and sharing best practices; collaborating with governments, NGOs, and maritime corporations. I co‐lead the China Working Group, focusing on reducing dry‐bulk cargo discharge risks in China across major seaports.

Baltic Expert Witness Association- BEWA (balticexpertwitness.com)

Brendon is an elected member of the BEWA panel, which is part of the Baltic Exchange Group. The Baltic Expert Witness Association (BEWA) is available for appointment to provide independent expert opinion for a wide range of maritime disputes. The duty of an expert witness is solely to the Tribunal or the Court and not to the party which instructs & employs the expert.

Hauke Pane

Mr. Hauke Pane has been the Chief Executive Officer of Hamburger Lloyd since the company was founded in 2007. Before that, he spent many years with Hamburg Süd in Hamburg and London and served as Managing Director of MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship.
He has years of seafaring experience, most recently as a Ship Operation Officer. Being the son of a pilot, Pane has been fascinated with shipping since his early childhood days. His love for the ocean remains unbroken to
this day: He loves to go sailing and he never takes a beach walk without collecting marine debris.
Being an EyeSea ambassador, he wants to raise environmental awareness within the shipping industry and beyond- not only as a CEO but also as a grandfather who wants to preserve the oceans for future generations.

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Rob Aarvold

Singapore, Swire Bulk, General Manager, swirebulk.com

Bio to follow.

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