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.

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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!

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. Stacey Santoso

  3. Joel Jansen

    Ocean Director
  4. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (LT)
  5. Laurent Lebreton

    Head of Research (LT)
  6. Matthias Egger

    Head of Environmental and Social Affairs (LT)
  7. Nisha Bakker

    Director Partnerships (LT)
  8. Stella van den Berg

    Catch Management Director (LT)
  9. Portrait Adrian Moredia Valek sunglasses

    Adrian Moredia Valek

    Project Manager Sr.
  10. Ahmad Damaj

    Environmental Manager Sr
  11. Portrait Aish Kumar sunglasses

    Aish Kumar

    Project Coordinator Sr. Malaysia
  12. Alex Mills

    Operations Manager
  13. Alex Tobin

    Head of PR & Media
  14. Alexia Kapsaski

    Legal Counsel
  15. Alice-Catherine Collins

    Director of Project Management
  16. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  17. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  18. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  19. Anouk Klapwijk

    Program Manager Communications
  20. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  21. Aurelia Ferraro

    Business Development Manager Medior
  22. Bart Bruggeman

    Project Manager
  23. Bas Maase

    Senior Partnership Manager
  24. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  25. Blanca Guillen Cebrian

    Data Analytics Engineer Junior
  26. Bob Luijendijk

    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  27. Bobby Portrait

    Bobby Leijgraaf

    Operations Manager
  28. Bousso Diakhoumpa

    Community Manager
  29. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler
  30. Caroline Leclerc

    Head of Strategy Development
  31. Charlotte de Jong

    Business Development Manager Medior
  32. Charlotte Harenberg

    P&O Business Partner
  33. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  34. Christian Cocca

    QA / Test Manager
  35. Portrait Coline Trochet sunglasses

    Coline Trochet

    Logistics Manager Jr
  36. Portrait Cornelis Dingemanse sunglasses

    Cornelis Dingemanse

    River Surveyor Engineer
  37. Dan van der Kooy

    Video Producer Sr
  38. Daniella Kern

    Legal Coordinator
  39. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  40. Dawn Rottges

    Executive Assistant to Founder and CEO
  41. Deborah Koskela

    Lead Hydro Engineer
  42. Demi Bartels

    Business Development Manager
  43. Dewi van Joost

    People & Organisation Specialist
  44. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  45. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
  46. Elina Kasneci portrait sunglasses

    Elina Kasneci

    AP Coördinator
  47. Enock Namwoyo

    Waste Manager Junior
  48. Erik Hoogeveen

    Project Engineer Medior
  49. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & eCommerce Manager
  50. Eugenia Macari

    Partnership Manager Jr.
  51. Portrait Everest Gromoll sunglasses

    Everest Gromoll

    Partnership Manager Jr.
  52. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  53. Femke Hoes

    Financial Controller Jr
  54. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  55. Gabriela Alvarez Mieles

    Environmental Manager
  56. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  57. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  58. Gosia Winter

    Project Manager
  59. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Junior
  60. Grete Ernst

    R&D Engineer Senior
  61. Helen Wolter

    Field and Lab Scientist
  62. Irina Novikova

    Head of Business Development
  63. Isabella Ries

    Senior Partnerships Manager
  64. Isabelle

    Isabelle Cramer

    Environmental Man. Jr.
  65. Portrait Jari Grob sunglasses

    Jari Grob

    People Operations Specialist
  66. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer Senior
  67. Jelmer Bergsma

    Travel Manager
  68. Jessica Ahlborn

    Internal Communications Officer
  69. Jihane Biotteau

    Head of Talent Acquisition
  70. Jolanda Dubois

    AR Coordinator
  71. Joy Gao

    Finance Director (LT)
  72. Júlia Lladós Vila

    Program Coordinator
  73. Juliana Razali

    River Survey Engineer Jr.
  74. Julius Lein

    Offshore Operations Manager
  75. Lars-Christian Boll portrait sunglasses

    Lars-Christian Boll

    Research & Development Engineer
  76. Leonard Sprik

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

    Director of Legal & Public Affairs
  78. Linda Upeniece

    P&O Business Partner
  79. Maarten van Berkel

    Head of Data & IT (LT)
  80. Maira Proietti

    Environmental Manager Senior
  81. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Project Engineer Senior
  82. Marceau Philippe-Janon

    Hydro Engineer
  83. Margot Thibault

    Marine Biologist
  84. Marjolein van Vulpen

    Research Assistant
  85. Martin Gonzalez Jimenez

    R&D Engineer Senior
  86. Mathieu D’heer

    Data Scientist Junior
  87. Mathijs Campman Portrait Sunglasses

    Mathijs Campman

    Head of Offshore Project
  88. Portrait Menno de Boer sunglasses

    Menno de Boer

    Operations Manager
  89. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Impact Strategy
  90. Michiel Mos

    Graphic & UX Designer Senior
  91. Portrait Milos Stanojevic sunglasses

    Milos Stanojevic

    Recycling Operations Manager
  92. Morgane Schmidt

    Program Coordinator
  93. Nadhira Putri

    Waste Manager
  94. Nadira Cader

    Legal Assistant
  95. Nicholas Villiers

    Financial Controller Senior
  96. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  97. Renata Correia

    Head of River Analysis & Performance
  98. Riccardo Farina

    Partnership Manager
  99. Robin de Vries

    ADIS Lead
  100. Ronja Ebner

    River Data Scientist & Modeler
  101. Portrait Fie Razali with sunglasses

    Roufizah Razali

    Regional Partnerships Manager
  102. Ryan du Plessis

    Project Manager
  103. Sarah Mahe

    Project Manager - River Deployments
  104. Sarah Schaeffer

    Senior Partnership Manager
  105. Sascha Kraayenbrink

    Executive Asssistant
  106. Sean Dalton

    Ocean Imaging System Specialist
  107. Seinab Bohsung portrait sunglasses

    Seinab Bohsung

    River Survey Engineer Jr
  108. Shane Kerins

  109. Sinéad O’Flanagan

    Project Manager Senior
  110. Stephanie Ritchie

    Operations Manager
  111. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  112. Steven Paalman

    Regional Director Asia
  113. Stijn Pinson

    Performance Montioring Specialist
  114. Sue Brown

    Procurement Manager Sr
  115. Suleman Audu

    Environmental Manager
  116. Svea Sieber

    Personal Assistant to CEO & Founder
  117. Tatjana Scroggie

    Head of Supply Chain (LT)
  118. Thaine Herman Assumpcao

    River Survey Engineer
  119. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  120. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager Senior
  121. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Sr
  122. Valentina Marinelic

    Creative Content Producer Junior
  123. Valerie Verbaan

    Product Manager - Plastic Products
  124. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager Senior
  125. Yanis Chontzoglou

    Materials Engineer
  126. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler Junior

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