Picture taken at the UNOC 2022
Ocean Beer Official Beerof the One Sustainable Ocean
Official Side Event of the UN Event
Grants awarded since January 2021

€ 382,318.66

Ocean Born Family

The Ocean Born Family is a community of people, brands & partners working hard to make this platform a real accelerator for positive change for the ocean.
Cristina Mittermeier
SeaLegacy

Cristina Mittermeier

Ocean Born Patron

It all began in lockdown over a virtual meeting, when the Ocean Born Foundation was still just a project. Cristina listened to our vision of how to contribute to the plight of the ocean, gave us advice, and encouraged us to give it a shot. The following year Cristina invited Ocean Beer to be a part of SeaLegacy’s Good Ocean community which is composed of passionate and proactive business owners unified by an ability and commitment to disrupt the retail industry and make steps towards systemic change in our consumer culture. One year later our relationship had deepened, and Cristina joined our Ocean Born family by becoming a patron.

Cristina’s journey has been impressive. Born in Mexico City, Cristina’s inimitable body of work over the last 25 years includes being an award-winning photographer, marine biologist and conservationist. She graduated from the ITESM University with a degree in Biochemical Engineering in Marine Sciences and attended the Fine Art Photography program at the Corcoran College for the Arts in Washington, D.C.

She founded the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers to provide a platform for photographers working on environmental issues, and also founded SeaLegacy, a non-profit dedicated to protecting the ocean.

Cristina’s relentless commitment stretches beyond being a patron for the Ocean Born Foundation. She is UN Ambassador to SDG 14 “Life under water”, member of the World Photographic Academy and a Sony Artisan of Imagery. Furthermore Cristina was recognised as one of the World’s top 40 Most Influential Outdoor Photographers by Outdoor Magazine and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.

Guillermo Carracedo

Ocean Born Patron

Guillermo studied medicine at the University of Santiago de Compostela, but his passion for sports, and surfing in particular, took him down a different path. Though he started his sports career later than most, at 18 years old, he started with great passion, and it wasn’t long before he was among the world’s top sufers. As of September 2021 he is Spain’s four times national SUP surf champion for both circuit and cup, the world’s top 5 champion in ISA & APP individual modality, and sub champion with the Spanish Federation.

His passion for surfing goes beyond competing. He loves discovering new places to surf, finding the most challenging waves and sharing them with his digital community.

“I am proud to be an Ocean Born Patron because of the purpose and all the activities related with and behind the brand.

I stand by your intentions for the ocean, for the surfer community and for people everywhere. That is what is really, really awesome and makes me want to do what I can to put a little bit of me into this project.

My dream is for everyone to be able to experience the same connection to the ocean that I feel so that we could all understand why we must protect it.”

About our beers Guillermo says: “My favourite Ocean Beer is the 0.0%. I love it! It is the perfect drink after a good surf session or when you are out with friends. The taste is just incredible.”

Ocean Born Partners

We get tremendous pro bono or very low bono support from our Ocean Partners allowing us to advance quickly and professionally. We are humbled and thankful for the time and energy they dedicate to us.

Ocean Born Ambassadors

Our Ocean Ambassadors are our ultimate Ocean Warriors, helping us to spread the word to make the world a better place. Discover more about them: they ROCK!.

Tuna de Medicina de Salamanca
La tuna originated in Spain and Portugal in 13th century and the tradition still holds to this day. Students play serenades with instruments and attire according to tradition. Who better than our friends from one of the world’s oldest university cities to serenade the oceans.
Grayhound Ventures

Grayhound is a 5/6th scale replica of a three-masted Customs Lugger from 1776. She was launched on the 4th of August 2012. Grayhound carries a Category 0 licence for world-wide travel. She can carry 10 to 12 passengers and a crew of 5. She is armed with two cannons.

Grayhound offers environmentally – friendly charter, cargo hauling and environmental and artistic projects on a classic sailing ship.

Grayhound and the crew aboard contribute to a greener way of thinking, travelling and transporting cargo while sailing in its truest form.

Our Awesome Team

The Ocean Born Foundation is made up of professionals united by values, a genuine concern for our planet and all its living species, and a determination to accelerate the necessary changes we need to protect it.
Gabriel Alheja

Gabriel
Alheja

CFO

Laura
Contreras

Finance
Michelle Cherubin

Michelle
Cherubin

Brand Account Manager

Santiago
Corral

Co-Founder

Katinka
Donagemma

Graphic Design

Fernando
Escribano

Ocean Beer
Master Brewer

César
Fernández

Ocean Beer Commercial Director On-Trade

Antonio
González

Ocean Beer Commercial Director Off-Trade

Dominique
Lesser

Events

Carolina
Manhusen Schwab

President &
Co-Founder

Hans N.J
Matthijsse

Ocean Beer Senior
Advisor Germany

Silvia
Matesanz

Ocean Born Lifestyle Fashion Designer

Melanie
Mercer

Digital Comms
Martin Schwab

Martin
Schwab

Co-Founder

Megan
Thode

Special Projects
Coordinator

Mireia
Valls Lagunas

Ocean Born Lifestyle

Luis
Van der Velde

Ocean Beer
Commercial Director

Leanne
Ware

Ocean Beer
Marketing

Mónica
Zaldumbide

Operations, Events
& Partnerships

Ocean Beer Advisory Board

Santiago
Corral

Jan Derck
Van Karnebeek

Carolina
Manhusen Schwab

Martin Schwab

Martin
Schwab

Juan Urdaneta

Juan
Urdaneta

César
Vargas Martín

Jose Antonio
Zarzalejos Buesa

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