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

Kuala Lumpur

Want to join our recently opened office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?
See the job openings and apply via Nomilk2day.

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. Tames Rietdijk

    River Director
  5. Alex Mills

    Operations Manager
  6. Alex Tobin

    Head of PR & Media
  7. Alice-Catherine Collins

    Head of Project Management
  8. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  9. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  10. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  11. Anouk Klapwijk

    Program Manager Communications
  12. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  13. Aurelia Ferraro

    Business Development Manager Medior
  14. Bas Maase

    Senior Partnership Manager
  15. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  16. Ben Mallett

    Sorting and Recycling Manager
  17. Blanca Guillen Cebrian

    Data Analytics Engineer Junior
  18. Bob Luijendijk

    Accounts Payable Coordinator
  19. Bousso Diakhoumpa

    Community Manager
  20. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler
  21. Caroline Leclerc

    Business Development Manager
  22. Charlotte de Jong

    Business Development Manager Medior
  23. Charlotte Harenberg

    HR Business Partner
  24. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  25. Christian Cocca

    QA / Test Manager
  26. Cyril Girardeaux

    Project Manager Senior
  27. Dan van der Kooy

    Video Producer
  28. Daniella Kern

    Legal Coordinator
  29. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  30. Deborah Koskela

    Project Engineer Senior
  31. Demi Bartels

    Business Development Manager Junior
  32. Dewi van Joost

    People & Organisation Specialist
  33. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  34. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
  35. Enock Namwoyo

    Waste Manager Junior
  36. Erik Hoogeven

    Project Engineer Medior
  37. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & eCommerce Manager
  38. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  39. Femke Hoes

    Financial Controller Jr
  40. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  41. Gabriela Alvarez Mieles

    Environmental Manager
  42. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  43. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  44. Gosia Winter

    Project Manager
  45. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Junior
  46. Grete Ernst

    R&D Engineer Senior
  47. Helen Wolter

    Field and Lab Scientist
  48. Irina Novikova

    Head of Business Development
  49. Isabella Ries

    Senior Partnerships Manager
  50. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer Senior
  51. Jelmer Bergsma

    Travel Coordinator
  52. Jessica Ahlborn

    Internal Communications Officer
  53. João Ribeiro-Bidaoui

    General Counsel & Director of Global Public Affairs (LT)
  54. Jolanda Dubois

    AR Coordinator
  55. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (LT)
  56. Joy Gao

    Finance Director (LT)
  57. Júlia Lladós Vila

    Program Coordinator
  58. Julius Lein

    Offshore Operations Manager
  59. Laurent Lebreton

    Head of Research (LT)
  60. Leonard Sprik

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

    Associate General Counsel & Head of Legal
  62. Linda Upeniece

    People Operations Specialist
  63. Maarten van Berkel

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

    Environmental Manager Senior
  65. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Project Engineer Senior
  66. Marceau Philippe-Janon

    Hydro Engineer
  67. Marco D’Alessio

    Project Engineer
  68. Margot Thibault

    Marine Biologist
  69. Marjolein van Vulpen

    Research Assistant
  70. Martin Gonzalez Jimenez

    R&D Engineer Senior
  71. Mathieu D’heer

    Data Scientist Junior
  72. Matthias Egger

    Head of Environmental and Social Affairs (LT)
  73. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Environmental Affairs
  74. Michiel Mos

    Graphic & UX Designer Senior
  75. Morgane Schmidt

    Program Coordinator
  76. Nadhira Putri

    Waste Manager Junior
  77. Nadira Cader

    Legal Assistant
  78. Nicholas Villiers

    Financial Controller Senior
  79. Nisha Bakker

    Director Partnerships (LT)
  80. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  81. Renata Correia

    River Surveyor Engineer Senior
  82. Riccardo Farina

    Partnership Manager
  83. Robin de Vries

    ADIS Lead
  84. Ryan du Plessis

    Financial Controller Senior
  85. Sarah Mahe

    Project Manager - River Deployments
  86. Sarah Schaeffer

    Senior Partnership Manager
  87. Sascha Kraayenbrink

    Executive Asssistant
  88. Shane Kerins

  89. Stella van den Berg

    Catch Management Director (LT)
  90. Stephanie Ritchie

    Operations Manager
  91. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  92. Steven Paalman

    Regional Director Asia
  93. Stijn Pinson

    River Data Scientist
  94. Sue Brown

    Procurement Manager
  95. Suleman Audu

    Environmental Manager
  96. Svea Sieber

    Personal Assistant to CEO & Founder
  97. Tatjana Scroggie

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

    River Survey Engineer
  99. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  100. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager Senior
  101. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer
  102. Valentina Marinelic

    Creative Content Producer Junior
  103. Valerie Verbaan

    Product Manager - Plastic Products
  104. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager Senior
  105. Yanis Chontzoglou

    Materials Engineer
  106. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler Junior

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