THE PURE OCEAN TEAM

David Sussmann

David Sussmann

Founder - President

During his various business trips, David Sussmann has observed the pollution and destruction of the natural environment. Passionate about the ocean, sailing and diving, he became aware of environmental issues and wanted to act for the Planet. This is how the idea of Pure Ocean came about.

Thomas de Williencourt

Thomas de Williencourt

Director

Engaged for many years in actions that defend the general interest, Thomas has actively participated in supporting projects on biodiversity: agroecology / permaculture, pollinators / apiculture, aquaponics, agroforestry, ... Today, he pursues his commitment as Director of Pure Ocean to help save the oceans.

Gwen Lechat

Gwen Lechat

Donor Relations

A childhood facing the Glénan Islands in Brittany shaped Gwen’s love for the ocean and nature. A professional life dedicated to marketing and communication of general interest naturally led her to mobilize her skills at the service of her first love: the oceans. Gwen is in charge of sponsorship and fundraising actions for Pure Ocean.

Atlantine Boggio-Pasqua

Atlantine Boggio-Pasqua

Scientific Coordinator

A graduate of AgroParisTech with a master’s degree in oceanography, biology and marine ecology, Atlantine has already participated to several research programs on marine life, in Florida and Mozambique.
She joins Pure Ocean as scientific coordinator and will work closely with our scientific committee to follow the exciting selection of research projects.

Stephanie Lerner

Stephanie Lerner

Communications Manager

Franco-American, Stephanie divides her time between her two loves – making art from waste found on beaches and communication. After many years in various agencies, she joined Pure Ocean where she is in charge of external communications and public relations.

Christian Bleuzen

Christian Bleuzen

Key Account Manager

During his professional banking career which took him to Rennes, Bordeaux, Brest and Lorient Christian returned to live in South Finistère.
As an ardent defender of the environment, concerned about marine ecosystems, he joined the Foundation to promote synergies in Brittany for the protection of the ocean.

Clément Pourtal

Clément Pourtal

Project Manager "Race for Pure Ocean"

Sea lover, Clément first worked in communication and project management in France and abroad.
In order to refocus on the Ocean, he then created The Blue Quest to communicate about marine protection around the world. After a few expeditions and an award-winning documentary, his commitment continues today by joining Pure Ocean.

Its mission is to develop Race for Pure Ocean: sporting achievements whose aim is to raise awareness about the need to protect the ocean and raise funds for ocean research.

Réjane Anton Dufour

Réjane Anton Dufour

Donor Project Manager

After studying at Sciences Po Grenoble and travelling in Latin America as part of a research project on ecological transition, Rejane worked for a number of years in sustainable fashion and green cosmetics. Since January 2021, she has joined the Pure Ocean fundraising team.

Maxime Phillipe

Maxime Phillipe

Communication

Nature lover since his childhood, Maxime has always felt the need to discover the world. Following his Masters in Digital Marketing, he specialized in the management of corporate social networks. Working as Community Manager has allowed him to take extraordinary trips. During these trips, he saw for himself that pollution is everywhere, even in the most remote parts of the world. That’s why he decided to join the Pure Ocean team and put his skills and determination to work for the protection of the ocean.