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

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. Jacob Fonteijne

    Managing Director
  3. Stacey Santoso

  4. Joel Jansen

    Director Oceans
  5. Tames Rietdijk

    River Director
  6. Alex Mills

    Operations Manager
  7. Alex Tobin

    Head of PR and Media
  8. Alice-Catherine Collins

    Senior Project Manager
  9. André Vollering

    Data Scientist
  10. Andriarimina Rakotonirina

    Computational Modelling Specialist
  11. Angela Osorio

    Waste Manager Specialist
  12. Anouk Klapwijk

    Program Manager Communications
  13. Arjen Tjallema

    Head of Technology Ocean
  14. Aurelia Ferraro

    Business Development Manager - Latin America
  15. Bas Maase

    Senior Partnership Manager
  16. Bastiaan Dubois

    Business Development Manager
  17. Ben Mallett

    Sorting and Recycling Manager
  18. Bruno Sainte-Rose

    Lead Computational Modeler Specialist
  19. Caroline Leclerc

    Business Development Manager EMEA
  20. Charlotte de Jong

    Business Development Manager
  21. Chris Reichard

    Project Engineer Senior
  22. Christian Cocca

    Testing Manager
  23. Cyril Girardeaux

    Project Manager Senior
  24. Dan van der Kooy

    Senior Video Producer
  25. Daniella Kern

    Legal Coordinator
  26. David Higgins

    River Surveyor Engineer
  27. Deborah Koskela

    Project Engineer Senior
  28. Demi Bartels

    Supply Chain Coordinator Junior
  29. Dewi van Joost

    HR Assistant
  30. Don Kemler

    Operations Manager Senior
  31. Dorine Poelhekke

    Business Development Manager
  32. Ellie Thiemann

    Funding Analyst
  33. Enock Namwoyo

    Waste Manager Junior
  34. Erika Träskvik

    Sr. Digital Marketing & E-Commerce Manager
  35. Fedde Poppenk

    Project Engineer Senior
  36. Femke Hoes

    Financial Controller Jr
  37. Florent Beauverd

    Head of Creative and Documentary Productions
  38. Gabriela Alvarez Mieles

    Environmental Manager
  39. Gabriela Varela Clavijo

    Program Manager Ocean
  40. Glen Kissack

    Operations Manager
  41. Grégoire Simon

    Project Engineer Rivers Junior
  42. Grete Ernst

    R&D Engineer
  43. Helen Wolter

    Plastic Lab Scientist
  44. Irina Novikova

    Business Development Manager
  45. Isabella Ries

    Senior Partnerships Manager
  46. Jasper van Eijk

    Project Engineer Senior
  47. João Ribeiro-Bidaoui

    General Counsel & Director of Global Public Affairs
  48. Jolanda Dubois

    AR Coordinator
  49. Joost Dubois

    Director Communications (LT)
  50. Josee Meiners

    HR & Facility Director (LT)
  51. Joy Gao

    Finance Director (LT)
  52. Julius Lein

    Offshore Operations Manager
  53. Laurent Lebreton

    Head of Research (LT)
  54. Leonard Sprik

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

    Legal Counsel Senior
  56. Linda Upeniece

    HR & Payroll Coordinator
  57. Maarten van Berkel

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

    Environmental Manager Senior
  59. Manon Ait Amrouche

    Project Engineer Senior
  60. Marceau Philippe-Janon

    Hydro Engineer
  61. Marco D’Alessio

    Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer
  62. Margot Thibault

    Marine Biologist
  63. Martin Gonzalez Jimenez

    R&D Engineer Senior
  64. Mathieu D’heer

    Data Scientist Jr.
  65. Matthias Egger

    Head of Environmental and Social Affairs (LT)
  66. Meaghin Riske

    Quality, Health & Safety Manager (LT)
  67. Michelle Tishler

    Head of Environmental Affairs
  68. Michiel Mos

    Graphic Designer
  69. Morgane Schmidt

    Program Coordinator
  70. Nadhira Putri

    Waste Manager Junior
  71. Nadira Cader

    Legal Assistant
  72. Nisha Bakker

    Partnerships Director (LT)
  73. Onno van de Sande

    Integrated River Solutions Director
  74. Praise Makiwa

    Supply Chain Coordinator Junior
  75. Renata Correia

    River Surveyor Engineer Senior
  76. Riccardo Farina

    Partnership Manager
  77. Robin de Vries

    Geospatial Analyst
  78. Ryan du Plessis

    Senior Financial Accountant
  79. Sabine de Jong

    Community Manager
  80. Sarah Mahe

    Project Manager - River Deployments
  81. Sarah Schaeffer

    Senior Partnership Manager
  82. Sascha Kraayenbrink

    Executive Asssistant
  83. Shane Kerins

  84. Stella van den Berg

    Catch Management Director (LT)
  85. Stephanie Ritchie

    Operations Manager
  86. Steven Bink

    IT Manager
  87. Steven Paalman

    Director Asia - Rivers
  88. Stijn Pinson

    River Data Scientist
  89. Sue Brown

    Procurement Manager
  90. Svea Sieber

    Personal Assistant to CEO & Founder
  91. Tatjana Scroggie

    Supply Chain Manager (LT)
  92. Thaine Herman Assumpcao

    River Survey Engineer Junior
  93. Thomas Mani

    River Field Scientist Specialist
  94. Thorson Wegener

    Operations Manager
  95. Tilo Kauerhoff

    Project Engineer Medior
  96. Valentina Marinelic

    Creative Content Producer
  97. Valerie Verbaan

    Product Manager - Plastic Products
  98. Viktorija Gaizutyte

    Social Media Manager
  99. Yannick Pham

    Computational Modeler

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