Leadership

The activities of the Global Ocean Forum are directed by a distinguished group of ocean leaders from around the world and various sectors of the ocean community, including governments, intergovernmental and international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations.

INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Chua Thia-Eng (Malaysia)
Chair Emeritus, East Asian Seas Partnership Council, and Former Director, Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA)

Mr. Richard Delaney (USA)
President and CEO, Center for Coastal Studies (Provincetown, MA)

Dr. David Freestone (UK)
Executive Secretary, Sargasso Sea Commission

Dr. Indumathie Hewawasam (Sri Lanka)
Senior Marine Policy Adviser, Global Ocean Forum, former Senior Environment Specialist, World Bank

Dr. Magnus Ngoile (Tanzania)
Oceans & Coastal Policy and Governance Consultant, former Policy and Governance Coordinator, UNDP/GEF Agulhas and Somali Current Large Marine Ecosystems Project, Pew Fellow (1999)

Mr. Philippe Vallette (France)
Director General, Nausicaá, Centre National de la Mer, France
President, World Ocean Network

Dr. Miriam Balgos (USA)
Officer-in-Charge and Director of Organizational Development, Global Ocean Forum

POLICY ADVISORY BOARD (Under Review)

GLOBAL OCEAN FORUM SECRETARIAT

Dr. Miriam Balgos
Officer-in-Charge and Director of Organizational Development
mbalgos@globaloceanforum.com

Ms. Vanessa Cicin-Sain Knecht
Strategic Initiatives
vcs.knecht@globaloceanforum.com

Dr. Marjo Vierros
Senior Associate
mvierros@shaw.ca

Ms. Alexis Maxwell
Communications Assistant
alexismax95@gmail.com

Kevin McLaughlin
Graphic Designer
kmdesign@comcast.net

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