We seek passion and excellence

Our mission is to develop and scale technologies to rid the oceans of plastic. Returning the ocean to its former glory requires us to complete one of the most ambitious megaprojects on the face of the planet. To succeed, we look for people willing to go all in and who don’t wait to be told what to do. They can simplify complex situations and continuously challenge themselves and those around them.

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

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 problems, 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 people from around the world, who see the “impossible” as temporary
  • Play a key role in driving the largest cleanup in history

How we work

  • 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)
  • Flat organization structure in which everyone can talk to anyone to get the job done
  • 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

    Oceans Director
  4. Julian Searle

    Chief Development Officer
  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)
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    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. Alexia Kapsaski

    Legal Counsel
  14. Alice-Catherine Collins

    Director of Project Management
  15. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  16. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  17. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  18. Anouk Klapwijk

    Program Manager Communications
  19. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  20. Aurelia Ferraro

    Business Development Manager Medior
  21. Bart Bruggeman

    Project Manager
  22. Bas Maase

    Senior Partnership Manager
  23. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  24. Blanca Guillen Cebrian

    Data Analytics Engineer Junior
  25. Bob Luijendijk

    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  26. Bobby Portrait

    Bobby Leijgraaf

    Operations Manager
  27. Bousso Diakhoumpa

    Community Manager
  28. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler
  29. Caroline Leclerc

    Head of Strategy Development
  30. Charlotte de Jong

    Business Development Manager Medior
  31. Charlotte Harenberg

    P&O Business Partner
  32. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  33. Portrait Coline Trochet sunglasses

    Coline Trochet

    Logistics Manager Jr
  34. Portrait Cornelis Dingemanse sunglasses

    Cornelis Dingemanse

    River Surveyor Engineer
  35. Dan van der Kooy

    Video Producer Sr
  36. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  37. Dawn Rottges

    Executive Assistant to Founder and CEO
  38. Deborah Koskela

    Lead Hydro Engineer
  39. Demi Bartels

    Business Development Manager
  40. Dewi van Joost

    People & Organisation Specialist
  41. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  42. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
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    Elina Kasneci

    AP Coördinator
  44. Enock Namwoyo

    Waste Manager Junior
  45. Erik Hoogeveen

    Project Engineer Medior
  46. Erika Träskvik

    Head of Digital Marketing
  47. Esther van Loon

    River Waste Valorization Manager
  48. Eugenia Macari

    Partnership Manager
  49. Eva Potma

    Supply Chain Coordinator
  50. Portrait Everest Gromoll sunglasses

    Everest Gromoll

    Partnership Manager
  51. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  52. Femke Hoes

    Financial Controller Jr
  53. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  54. Gabriela Alvarez Mieles

    Environmental Manager
  55. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  56. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  57. Gosia Winter

    Project Manager
  58. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Junior
  59. Grete Ernst

    R&D Engineer Senior
  60. Helen Wolter

    Field and Lab Scientist
  61. Hidde Coehoorn

    R&D Engineer
  62. Irina Novikova

    Head of Business Development
  63. Isabella Ries

    Senior Partnership 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. JĂşlia LladĂłs 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 Innovative Finance Partnerships
  77. LetĂ­cia 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. Mattia Romero

    Computational Modeler Jr
  89. Portrait Menno de Boer sunglasses

    Menno de Boer

    Operations Manager
  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. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  96. Peter Puskic

    Field Ocean Scientist Sr.
  97. Renata Correia

    Head of River Analysis & Performance
  98. Riccardo Farina

    Senior Partnership Manager
  99. Robin de Vries

    ADIS Lead
  100. Ronja Ebner

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

    Roufizah Razali

    Regional Partnership 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. SinĂ©ad O’Flanagan

    Project Manager Senior
  109. Stephanie Ritchie

    Operations Manager
  110. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  111. Steven Paalman

    Regional Director Asia
  112. Stijn Pinson

    Performance Montioring Specialist
  113. Sue Brown

    Procurement Manager Sr
  114. Suleman Audu

    Environmental Manager
  115. Tatjana Scroggie

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

    River Survey Engineer
  117. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  118. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager Senior
  119. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Sr
  120. Valerie Verbaan

    Product Manager - Plastic Products
  121. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Head of Social Media
  122. Yanis Chontzoglou

    Materials Engineer
  123. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler Junior

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