We seek passion and excellence

Our mission is to develop and scale technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. We need to complete one of the most ambitious engineering projects on the face of the planet. To succeed in our mission, we hire dedicated, fully focused, and out-of-the-box thinking employees.

If you are a master problem solver and are willing to do whatever it takes to rid the world’s oceans of plastic, we want you at The Ocean Cleanup.

River plastic research in Guatemala The Ocean Cleanup crew with local operator in Jakarta, Indonesia for Interceptor 001

Our cultural philosophy


We put our mission first, set challenging ambitions, and persevere where any normal person would have long given up on a quest to rid the world’s oceans of plastic.


To innovate through uncharted waters, we transparently discuss issues, challenge each other, and approach failures as Unscheduled Learning Opportunities.


Through pragmatic, focused, and disciplined execution, we work to maximize plastic collection and put ourselves out of business as fast as possible.


This problem is too big for anyone to solve alone, so it’s important to trust and build on each other and our partners. We celebrate team wins and have fun while we’re at it!

Job openings

Need a few good reasons to join the team?

  • See your work getting implemented within months of initial design
  • Work on cutting-edge engineering, modeling, and plastic pollution research.
  • Be part of a driven group of experts, who see the “impossible” as temporary.
  • Play a key role in launching the largest cleanup in history.

We bring the Silicon Valley culture to the Netherlands

  • Build, break, learn, and repeat: we iterate fast and continuously
  • We work anywhere, anytime.
  • Personal accountability is our culture (no time sheets or fixed number of holidays)
  • From (free) team lunches, to drinks on the terrace, to ping pong – we work hard, but we also enjoy downtime
  1. Boyan Slat

    CEO and Founder
  2. Jacob Fonteijne

    Managing Director
  3. Stacey Santoso

  4. Henk van Dalen

    Director Ocean
  5. Joy Gao

    Finance Director
  6. Alex Mills

    Operations Manager
  7. Alice-Catherine Collins

    Senior Project Manager
  8. Ana Alejandra Leal Lara

    Environmental Coordinator
  9. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  10. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  11. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  12. Anne Raangs

    Operations Manager
  13. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  14. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  15. Ben Mallett

    Sorting and Recycling Manager
  16. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler Specialist
  17. Caroline Leclerc

    Business Development Manager EMEA
  18. Charlotte de Jong

    Business Development Manager
  19. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  20. Christian Cocca

    Testing Manager
  21. Cyril Girardeaux

    Project Manager Senior
  22. Dan van der Kooy

    Senior Video Producer
  23. Daniella Kern

    Legal Coordinator
  24. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  25. Deborah Koskela

    Project Engineer Senior
  26. Demi Bartels

    Supply Chain Coordinator Junior
  27. Dewi van Joost

    HR Assistant
  28. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  29. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
  30. Elisabeth Thiemann

    Funding Analyst
  31. Ellen Hoogland

    Legal Counsel Senior
  32. Enock Namwoyo

    Waste Manager Junior
  33. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Manager
  34. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  35. Femke Hoes

    Financial Controller Jr
  36. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  37. Francesco Ferrari

    Environmental Manager Sr
  38. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  39. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  40. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Rivers Junior
  41. Grete Ernst

    R&D Engineer
  42. Helen Wolter

    Plastic Lab Scientist
  43. Ilse Niessen

    Environmental Assistant
  44. Irina Novikova

    Business Development Manager
  45. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer Senior
  46. João Ribeiro-Bidaoui

    Head of Global Affairs
  47. Joel Jansen

    Head of Offshore Project
  48. Jolanda Dubois

    AR Coordinator
  49. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (LT)
  50. Josee Meiners

    HR & Facility Director (LT)
  51. Julius Lein

    Offshore Operations Manager
  52. Karen Shepherd

    Executive Assistant
  53. Laurent Lebreton

    Head of Research
  54. Leonard Sprik

    Head of Major Donor Relations and Philanthropy
  55. Letícia Abreu Passos de Souza

    Legal Counsel Senior
  56. Linda Upeniece

    HR & Payroll Coordinator
  57. Maarten van Berkel

    Head of IT & Data (LT)
  58. Maggie Lund

    Business Development Manager China & Philippines
  59. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Project Engineer Senior
  60. Margot Thibault

    Marine Biologist
  61. Martin Gonzalez Jimenez

    R&D Engineer Senior
  62. Mathieu D’heer

    Ocean Assistant
  63. Mathieu Feisthauer

    Head of Project Management
  64. Matthias Egger

    Lead Ocean Field Scientist
  65. Meaghin Riske

    Quality, Health & Safety Manager
  66. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Environmental Affairs
  67. Morgane Schmidt

    Program Coordinator
  68. Nadira Cader

    Legal Assistant
  69. Nisha Bakker

    Partnerships Director (LT)
  70. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  71. Peter Wiersum

    Program Manager Communications
  72. Praise Makiwa

    Supply Chain Coordinator Junior
  73. Reijnder de Feijter

    Project Engineer Senior
  74. Renata Correia

    River Surveyor Engineer Senior
  75. Riccardo Farina

    Partnership Manager
  76. Robin de Vries

    Geospatial Analyst
  77. Rutger de Witt Wijnen

    General Counsel (LT)
  78. Ryan du Plessis

    Senior Financial Accountant
  79. Sascha Kraayenbrink

    Executive Asssistant
  80. Shane Kerins

  81. Sjoerd Drenkelford

    Project Engineer Senior
  82. Stella van den Berg

    Catch Management Director (LT)
  83. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  84. Stijn Pinson

    River Data Scientist
  85. Svea Sieber

    Personal Assistant to CEO & Founder
  86. Tames Rietdijk

    Business Development Director
  87. Thaine Herman Assumpcao

    River Survey Engineer Junior
  88. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  89. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager
  90. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Medior
  91. Valentina Marinelic

    Creative Content Producer
  92. Valerie Verbaan

    Product Manager - Plastic Products
  93. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager
  94. Willemijn Steller

    Talent Manager
  95. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler

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