Our Team

Global and Ireland Team

Kieran Kelly

Kieran Kelly

Founder and Global CEO

Kieran Kelly grew up in a fishing family in Ireland. Kieran is the global CEO of Ocean Integrity.  He founded Ocean Integrity in response to the amount of plastic he saw in the ocean regardless of which ocean that he fished in, be it – Ireland, East or West Coast of America, the Celtic Sea to Sea of Cortez, the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of Alaska, even in the remote waters of the Bering Sea.  He is a pioneer in ocean plastic collection.

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Ailish Keating

Ailish Keating

Vice President

Ailish Keating has a passion for clean oceans and wild natural spaces.  She is a holistic coach and entrepreneur.  Former work included Project Manager for the Northern Forest Center in Maine.  Projects and operations at the New England Outdoor Center, founding member of Katahdin Area Trails.  Before moving to Maine, she lived in NYC and worked in real estate, hotel consultancy and investment banking.

Ailish grew up by the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast of Ireland, and received her undergraduate degree in Hotel Management from SCHM Ireland and a Masters from IMHI France (Cornell/ESSEC).

Grainne Dolan

Grainne Dolan

CEO Ocean Integrity Global

Grainne is the new CEO of Global Ocean Integrity succeeding Captain Kieran Kelly. Grainne previously held the role of VP.  This change has been planned for some time and we are excited about the future of the company under Grainne’s leadership as Kieran maintains his position as CEO of the Global Integrity Group.
Grainne’s pro-business approach and passion for environmental issues are truly commendable. Her understanding of #esg needs for corporations is exceptional and we are fortunate to have her leading Global Ocean Integrity, which serves as the corporate headquarters for Ocean Integrity in Ireland 🇮🇪



Indonesia Team

Diki

Diki

Chief Operating Officer

Engaged as developer and production mostly in shoes manufacturing for more than 10 years. Divi began producing shoes for Ocean Integrity to make use of recycled materials as textiles, finding new ways to use waste materials for new, valuable products.

 

Aristo Purboadji

Aristo Purboadji

Director of Finance of Ocean Integrity Indonesia

Aristo Purboadji is a Venture Capital Partner and a former politician, having served as Jakarta City Council member from 2014-2019.

He holds doctorate degree in business management from Institut Pertanian Bogor. It was in one of the class during this doctoral study when he first encountered the ocean-related threats such as overfishing and plastic pollution.

He firmly believes that the lasting solution to world’s environmental problem is a business solution, a belief that he found is being practiced in Ocean Integrity.

To him, the emerging trend of climate-tech startups is a proof that saving planet and seeking profit don’t need to be contradictory.

Marco Vesters

Marco Vesters

CEO of PT Indonesia Ocean Integrity

Before being named CEO Marco consulted for Nature Tech startup companies to improve their Go To Market strategy and execution of their global sales and business development activities.

Marco brings with him thirty years of sales, management consulting and business development experience in retail and business, spanning the entire globe. His focus has always been on solving customer challenges and finding solutions to address them. Some of his greatest achievements have been in achieving double and even triple digit growth in the regions under his responsibility. Marco has worked for some of the largest companies in the world; Cartier, British Telecom, IBM, Nokia Networks and Cisco Systems.

Marco left his successful career at the end of 2020 to focus his energy on addressing the Social and Environmental issues we as Humans are faced with today. He has embraced the Regenerative Economy where in every business decision the first question that needs answering; Does this activity positively benefit the planet and the affected local communities?

Marco has been in love with the Ocean since he was a young boy when he learnt how to surf in Cape Town, South Africa and now with over 2000 dives under his belt is happiest when he is diving in ecosystem hotspots teeming with Sharks.

Mr. Noverizky Tri Putra Pasaribu S.H. LL.M. (Adv)

Mr. Noverizky Tri Putra Pasaribu S.H. LL.M. (Adv)

Legal Director of Ocean Integrity Indonesia

He holds his bachelor degree from University of Parahyangan and continued his education under the Gulf International Instituted at Houston Texas, USA. During his tenure at the Gulf International Instituted, he also earned the privileged to become one of the Legal Associates at Calehr and Associates, which affiliated with one of the prominent firm in Houston Texas USA, Young and Husain P.L.L.C Attorney at Law. Later on, he finished his Master Degree from the Leiden University for the Master Advance Program (the highest level of Master Program in Leiden University) and he is also a recipient of the Exceptional Scholarship provided by the European Law Student Association (ELSA) for the International Economy Law and Policy (IELPO) Program in the University of Barcelona.

In the beginning of 2010, before his departure back to Indonesia he also earned the privileged to work at the Department of Economic at the General Consulate of Indonesia. He worked years of experience in financial law, banking law, mining law, oil and gas law, plantation law, capital market, commercial dispute, employment law, etc.

India Team

Ana D'Hondt

Ana D'Hondt

Chief Operating Officer - India

Ana D’Hondt a professional with 20+ years of experience helping organizations leading large and medium scale global strategic programs and projects aimed to increase capacity, market share, and revenues. Her expertise is in technical integration, process improvement and operational transformation. Born and raised in central Mexico and now living in the US. She considers herself a global citizen and believes that every person on this planet is responsible for adopting sustainable practices.

 

Harri Jordan

Harri Jordan

Director Marketing and Communications

Harri Jordan has always had a passion for the ocean and its conservation. After an unexpected encounter with a plastic bag on her fishing line whilst sailing across the Atlantic Ocean, she decided to dedicate herself to finding solutions to this growing problem. Harri is committed to empowering other businesses to create sustainable practices through innovative recycling processes, educating about greenwashing, and removing plastic in whichever way possible with the help of Ocean Integrity.

 

Dr. Geetha Plackal

Dr. Geetha Plackal

Dr. Geetha Plackal is an early career Marine Scientist from Kerala, India. Director, Ocean Health and India Operations at World Alliance for Planetary Health, USA; Environmental Director at Ocean Integrity; Climate Reality Leader at Climate Reality Corps; Ambassador at Remtech Europe, Island Innovation Ambassador, Key Associate for Asia & Beyond at AnEcoscape, USA. Ocean Advocate, Eco-influencer and LinkedIn Influencer.

She has more than ten years of professional experience in marine and estuarine benthic taxonomy and ecology with different projects of national and international organizations that related to marine biology, aquaculture, aquatic ecosystem impact assessment and remediation research, ocean and nature conservation, plastic pollution, global warming, climate change mitigation, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture.

 

Colombia Team

Lieutenant Commander USCG (r) Hector A. Avella

Lieutenant Commander USCG (r) Hector A. Avella

CEO of Ocean Integrity Colombia

Retired U.S. Coast Guard Officer, 21 years of operational domestic & international experience.

Proven leadership and job performance in search & rescue, maritime law enforcement (counterdrug operations, illegal migrants, fisheries, recreational boating), maritime safety (port operations, oil pollution response/HAZMAT/emergency response), international capacity building (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia & Panama).

Assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency as an accredited diplomat to U.S. Embassy in Panama, as USCG Attaché. Lead and Staff Instructor for U.S. State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program. Delivering Maritime Port Harbor Security Management, Maritime Interdiction of Terrorism and Quick Reaction Force courses.

CEO Ocean Integrity Colombia.

 

Global Support

Jennifer Dean

Jennifer Dean

Director of Quality Assurance

Jennifer has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from University of Karachi, and has worked for renowned organizations such as Philip Morris International and UNDP Pakistan. She has strong analytical and planning skills combined with ability to work within a team to achieve organizational goals. She is organized, efficient and a self-motivator.

A message from our team

Thank you!

Our team is more than just the staff of Ocean Integrity. We consider every business and individual who supports our efforts to clean the ocean part of Ocean Integrity. Without you, we could not do this important work.