Ocean Wise® announced the appointment of Lasse Gustavsson as incoming president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Gustavsson joins the global ocean conservation organization in February 2019 to build on its vision of healthy and flourishing oceans. At its roots, Ocean Wise stems from a rich 62-year history of engaging people to the wonder and awe of our world’s oceans through the renowned Vancouver Aquarium.
Lasse brings international leadership to Ocean Wise at a time of immense growth. His strategic vision and inspirational leadership will steward us at a critical time as we work towards raising awareness about key issues affecting our oceans, such as overfishing, human impacts on marine biodiversity, ocean pollution and a changing climate. His extensive background in ocean conservation and personal commitment to sustainability align with our mission and we look forward to working alongside him to inspire a global community to become Ocean Wise.