Team

Change powered by people.

The people behind Earth 300 care about the planet because life is precious and earth must be preserved. We are a truly global team and are currently based out of Singapore, London, Barcelona, Milan and Honolulu. We have the passion, dedication and history to move and act quickly.

Management

Aaron Olivera

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Olivera

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Aaron Olivera has been an entrepreneur all his life, having worked in a myriad of industries; from training and development, to publishing, hospitality, retail and yachting. In 2015 Aaron learnt about the urgency and the gravity of the state of our planet and now dedicates himself exclusively to its preservation.

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Waqās Ahmed

Chief Strategy Officer

Waqās Ahmed

Chief Strategy Officer

Waqās is a world authority and celebrated author on multidisciplinary thinking with an extraordinarily diverse career spanning art, science, international affairs and beyond. He has lived and worked in 13 countries across Europe, Africa, South Asia and the Middle East and interviewed some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners, including over a dozen Heads of Government.

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Ivan Salas

Chief Design Officer

Ivan Salas

Chief Design Officer

Ivan is a naval architect, designer and engineer with an endless passion for the oceans. He is an adventure, exploration and technology enthusiast and has worked with the leading megayacht builders in the world, as well as having founded his own yachting companies. He was part of the embryonic development of Earth 300.

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Martin Christopher Yates

Chief Technology Advisor

Martin Christopher Yates

Chief Technology Advisor

Martin works at the intersection of exponential technology and sustainability. He led Dell Technologies as its Chief Technology Officer, specialising in sustainable smart cities deployment globally. He also joined the G42 Group in UAE as its Senior Government Technology Officer. Martin imagines Earth 300 as the ultimate technology platform that can become Earth’s mobile library at sea.

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Dr. Tia Kansara

Chief Environmental Adviser

Dr. Tia Kansara

Chief Environmental Adviser

Tia Kansara is a multi-award winning green entrepreneur, writer and speaker who is dedicating her life’s work to foster a global movement that recognises the world’s limitless abundance. Her work on sustainable cities and wellbeing have made her a leading voice on environment issues.

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Rob Nail

Chief Futures Advisor

Rob Nail

Chief Futures Advisor

Rob is a technologist, engineer, serial entrepreneur, coach, advisor and the Associate Founder and former CEO of Singularity University (SU), which he grew to become a global leader for understanding exponential technologies and transformation. His mission is to build bridges to an amazing future.

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Dr. Gunter H. Ruetter

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Gunter H. Ruetter

Chief Scientific Officer

Gunter has been a scientist, surgeon, emergency physician, medical officer, entrepreneur, and CEO, living and working on different continents for decades. Gunter combines scientific expertise with business-minded entrepreneurship and a passion for a healthy world. He has joined Earth 300 to unite the brightest minds and research institutions for the mission and guide all scientific operations.

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Fred Skolnick

Chief Operating Officer

Fred Skolnick

Chief Operating Officer

Fred is a management consultant, business advisor and solutions specialist, who has spent three decades working in senior leadership roles in financial, technology and professional services organizations across 3 different continents, including over 20 years spent at Goldman Sachs and Nomura Securities in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Evelyn Goldenbaum

Chief Financial Advisor

Evelyn Goldenbaum

Chief Financial Advisor

Evelyn Goldenbaum is a results-driven maritime assets expert with over 24 years of experience in the maritime industry, with a specialisation in superyachts. As a strong team leader she is adept in complex project management and handling multiple stakeholders with an excellent reputation in efficient problem-solving and driving operational excellence.

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Giulio Ceppi

Chief Systems Design

Giulio Ceppi

Chief Systems Design

Giulio is a leading architect and designer whose activities are focused on design and development of new materials and technologies. He is mentor to renowned design executives in the corporate sector and is a Design Ambassador for the Italian Government. He is a systems thinker whose passion for sustainability permeates all areas of Earth 300.

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Peter Kristian Ellegaard

General Counsel

Peter Kristian Ellegaard

General Counsel

Peter is a global multidisciplinary legal expert specialising in maritime law, he served as Maersk’s General Counsel and has worked in various multinational corporations in senior legal, compliance and business leadership roles. He has also advised and worked with entrepreneurs and start-ups, and sees Earth 300 as a great catalyst to advance the world of science at sea.

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Gerardo Salazar

Chief Shipbuilding Advisor

Gerardo Salazar

Chief Shipbuilding Advisor

Gerardo is a naval design and marine engineering veteran who has held senior level positions at Lurssen and Blohm & Voss, where he has seen the construction of over 30 Newbuilds. He is a Director of Palladium Technologies Gmbh and he now joins Earth 300 to ensure a smooth journey ahead.

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Advisory Leads

Michael Silah

Marine Operations

NOAA

Jan Holm

Nuclear Technology

Seaborg Technologies
Seatrium
Maersk

Margaux Dedenis

Business, Education

IE University
Madrid
 

Brett Hall

Digital Technology

Earth 300
One Paper Lane
KPMG

Renato Chizzola

Hospitality

Cheval Blanc
The World
MY Njord

Rob McCallum

Expedition, Oceans

EYOS
SeaXplorer
Five Deeps

Mario Kassar

Film, Media

Carolco
Rambo
Terminator

Victor Zykov

Science & Research

Schmidt Ocean Institute
RV Falkor

Emmanuel Spanoudis

Business | Diplomacy

Monaco Private Label
Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation

Karl-Henrik Nilsson

Travel & Expedition

Lucibello

Ulf Viljanen

Ship Operations

Oomph Technologies
ICF

Advisors

Surrounded by others
who lift us higher.

We’re going to take risks, try new things and change humanity’s trajectory, and we are privileged  to count on the support of top level experts who are obsessed with how much there is to do and how little time there is to do it, and share with us their time and knowledge.

Global Advisory Group

Sampaul Singh

Technology, Innovation

Integral Solution Systems 
System Integration Specialists

Fiona Macintyre

Consulting, Events

Forming Impact
Necker Island

Michael Eliot Barth

Exploration, Technology

Explorers Club
Voiijer
GNH Partners

Beverly Goodman

Science, Sedimentology

University of Haifa
National Geographic

Andreas B. Heide

Conservation, Sailing

Barba Boat
Arctic Sense

Dominique Rissolo

Science, Archaeology

UCSD
Wait Foundation
NOAA

Federico Lauro

Scientist, Deep Sea Microbiology

NTU
Scripps
Mission Microbiome

Francesco Galli Zugaro

Expedition, Cruising

Aqua Expeditions

Daniel Fox

Sustainability, Photography

FEEL THE WILD
The Power of NATURE

Jasmine Pradissitto

Art, Innovation, Sustainability

Pradissitto Studios
Horniman Museum Gardens
Mantis Innovation

Lisa Corsa

Science, Health, Physiology

Premier Therapy Solutions

Tim Errington

Science, Wellness, Physiology

Totalhealth Chiropractic

Matteo Atti​

Aviation, Fashion

VistaJet
Gucci
IUM

Lily Ong

Intelligence, Diplomacy, Media

MGIMO
Geopolitics360

Patrick Desmond

Legal, IP, Trademarks

SCG Chemicals
USG Borals

Katie Hanson

Sustainability, Health Sciences, Human Performance

Aurita Aurelia
TEDMED

Fulvio Dodich

Yachting, Finance

Ferreti Group CEO
Rosetti Chairman

Victoria Cerrone

Art, Technology

VC500
Elite Digital
MYC

Aaron Berger

Government Relations, Strategy

Nexus
Ocean Funders Initiative

Yogi Thakker

Media, Aviation, Education

VistaJet
CIMA
Fairfax

Steve Smolinsky

Strategy, Entrepreneurship

Benari Ltd
Phenium
Wharton

Sophie Brown

Real Estate, Finance

Gaba Principle
Arc & Co
British Chamber

Michael Jonathan Polk​

Philosophy, Psychology

Princeton University
DH Securities
Billboardology

Patrick Bezalel

Art, Photography

Bezalel Gallery
NBA
IMF

Christine Amour-Levar

Sustainability, Diversity

HER Planet Earth
Women on a Mission

Fabrice Schnoller

Science, Oceans

Darewin Project

Ombretta Agró Andruff

Contemporary Art, Ocean Conservation

ARTSail

Michael Polk

Real Estate, Journalism

Polk Properties
Rolling Stone
Forbes

Roberto Dutesco

Art, Photography

The Wild Horses of Sable Island

Roman Chiporukha

Expedition, Tourism

Roman & Erica
Space VIP

Inger-Mette Stenseth

Sustainability, Education

Project C6
World Climate School

Emanuel Schreiner

Hospitality, Experiences

RVS Hotel Consulting
LVMH Hotel Management
The World – Residences at Sea

Kurt Arrigo

Photography, Conservation

Rolex Cup
America Cup
BBC

Sarah Begum

Earth, Space Explorer

Spaced Out UK
Amazon Souls

Partners

Mission partners.

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