Meet the Leading Women for the Ocean

Founders

Akie Abe
Former First Lady of Japan
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Maria Damanaki
Former EU Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
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Members

Debbie Remengesau
Former First Lady of Palau
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Ingrid van Wees
Asian Development Bank Vice President for Finance and Risk Management
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Wendy Watson-Wright
Former Executive Secretary and Assistant Director General of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission / Vice Chair and Gender Focal Point of UN Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection
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Judi Wakhungu
Former Ambassador of Kenya to France / Former Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Environment
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Ngedikes Olai Uludong
Permanent Representative of Palau to the United Nations
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Naomi Tokashiki
Member of the House of Representatives of Japan
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Minako Suematsu
The Japan Times Chairperson and publisher
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Margaret Spring
Monterey Bay Aquarium Chief Conservation and Science Officer
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Hiromi Sogo
Hearst Fujingaho Content director of Luxury Media Group
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Aiko Shimajiri
Former Minister of State for Special Missions
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Haydée Rodríguez-Romero
Ministry of Environment and Energy, Costa Rica Vice Minister for Freshwater and Oceans Affairs
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Susan Rockefeller
OCEANA Trustee and chairwoman, Ocean Council
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Ingrid Jacinta Aingimea
First Lady of Nauru
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Susi Pudjiastuti
Former Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia
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Kozue Nakayama
Pacifico Yokohama Former President & CEO
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Kathy Matsui
MPower Partners Fund, Co-Founder / Goldman Sachs Japan, Former vice chair / The Nature Conservancy, Asia Pacific Council Board Member
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Silvana Koch-Mehrin
Women Political Leaders Founder and president
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Teresa Ish
Walton Family Foundation Program officer
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Sarah Hogan
David and Lucile Packard Foundation Program officer
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Begoña Gómez
First Lady of Spain
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Emine Erdogan
First Lady of Turkey
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Maguy Maccario Doyle
Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to the United States and Canada
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Lin Ching-yi
UN Sustainable Development Advisory Council of the Parliament of Taiwan Chairperson
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Secretariat

Marta Marrero Martin
Oceans 5 European Programme Director
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Minako Iue
Sailors for the Sea Japan Chair & CEO
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