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.

Marie-Victoire Nivet

Marie-Victoire Nivet

Social media Manager

After 10 years in advertising, Marie-Victoire has chosen to combine her passion for the Ocean with her professional life. Diver and trail runner, protecting the environment is part of her daily life.
She has joined Pure Ocean to manage social media and help spread awareness to the public.

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.

Gaetan Quaresma

Gaetan Quaresma

Race for Pure Ocean 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.