THE THALASSO FOUNDERS

We are a Mexican-Norwegian team of ocean advocates.

Frode Sønstebø has worked on several projects in Latin America with Norwegian maritime and environment. After 8+ years in the region, has built a wide network and worked directly with governments and the biggest NGOs in several countries.

Paulina Zanela is a professional in international relations, with experience and knowledge in water, marine ecosystem management, social impact, non-profit organizations and government affairs. She is also an advisor for the management of the Sargassum Seaweed Project in the Netherlands.


ADVISORY BOARD

Kjell Hilde

Has led several Global Growth programs. Adviser Norwegian Seaweed Production AS. Significant start-up experience.

Knut Eikeland

Central with Norwegian Seaweed Production, FjordAlg, Evoy. Chairman at Kinn Brewery, Haugen Gardsmat, Bulandet Miljøfisk.

Per Bakseter

Significant experience with internationalization and start-up companies.

Arne Olsen

Aksello Senior Advisor.
Experience from NGOs, Norwegian Foreign Affairs, oil and gas.

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS

Shelly-Ann Cox

Michael J. Penfield

Liané Thompson

Drew Orvieto

Ocean Professional, Fisheries Management Specialist, Oceanpreneur, Science Communicator and Deputy Chairperson of the Fisheries Advisory Committee in Barbados.

CEO of a multidisciplinary business development and management consulting firm (Miami) for startups, emerging enterprises, and planning.

Chief Executive Officer at Aquaai. Corporation 20 Women Driving. The Future of ClimateTech. Innovative Women in AI/Blockchain to Follow (Forbes).

Naval architect and marine product development expert. Holds multiple patents related to marine design and propulsion technology.