Investment Committee

Olivier Wenden

CEO - Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

In 2019, Olivier Wenden was appointed by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Vice-President and CEO of the Foundation. Prior to this, he served as the Foundation’s Executive Director and Secretary General from 2014.

Instrumental in the international growth of the Foundation and its fundraising strategy, Olivier has developed active partnerships with the private sector and overseen the launch of its science-based and innovative programmes.

A born diplomat and nature lover, Olivier has always been interested in international affairs and sustainable development. After graduating from the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Bordeaux Sciences Po Bordeaux, Olivier completed a trilingual Masters program in international trade at the University of Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle.

On returning to Monaco,he held key positions in the Parliament, serving as Chief of Staff and international affairs Advisor.

Anthony Torriani

Founder - Monaco Asset Management

Anthony Torriani is Founder, Principal and Managing Director of Monaco Asset Management.

Previously, Mr. Torriani was Managing Director, and co-founder and co-owner of 21st Century Management SAM, acommodity trading advisor managing proprietary assets for Commodities Corporation, a subsidiary of The Goldman Sachs Group. Prior to that Mr. Torriani worked for a number of years for The Julius Baer Group holding various positions including Head of Research in Geneva and General Manager of Sociéte de Gestion Julius Baer in Monaco.

Mr.Torriani is Vice-President of the Association Monegasque des Activités Financières and President of the Finance Commission of the Strategic Committee for Promotion of Monaco, a government advisory Board.

Mr.Torriani holds an MBA (Finance) from the University of Geneva and an Executive MBA (Wealth Management) from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Romain Ciarlet

Executive Director - Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Romain Ciarlet serves as Executive Director and General Secretary of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. He is involved on various missions including strategic planning, fundraising, program management and coordinates the Foundation's actions on impact investing and innovation.

Romain has notably led the development of the Ocean Innovators Platform, which aims at promoting innovative companies and investment solutions dedicated to conserving the world’s ocean, seas and marine resources.

Before joining the Foundation in 2019 Romain spent several years as a career diplomat in Germany and in Russia His experience in diplomacy has given him a special perspective at the intersection of business, policy and sustainability, which he brings to his work at the Foundation.

Jeremy Genin

Head of Investments - Monaco Asset Management

Jeremy Genin has been Head of Investments and member of the Investment Committee at Monaco Asset Management since 2014.

He has more than 15 years’ experience in global financial markets Previously at Chandler Corporation, from 2012 to 2014 Jeremy was in charge of investments in global financials.

Between 2007 and 2012 Jeremy worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Nomura as hedge fund sales, focusing primarily on Asian equities (cash and derivatives).

Jeremy is a graduate from City University in London and holds a Master of Science in Management.

Impact Committee

Minna Epps

Minna Epps is the Director of IUCN’s Global Marine and Polar Programme where she oversees the operations and development of the programme by seeking new strategic partnerships. She is very engaged in the Global Ocean Agenda participating in various management groups, boards and high level networks.

Minna has over 20 years of experience in international environmental work primarily in the marine field; with everything from field work in Madagascar to policy work in Geneva. She brings her experience from the Marine Stewardship Council, European Commission, UNEP, WTO, and conservation NGOs, as well as Minna is a marine biologist with studies from Imperial College, Rhode Island School of Oceanography and UC Berkely.

She is also a trained communications professional with vast experience in strategic communication and running campaigns.

Jasper Faber

Jasper Faber is the Director of Aviation and Maritime at CE Delft, in The Netherlands. Jasper analyses policy instruments for improving the environmental performance of aviation and maritime shipping He assists policy makers in the design of policy instruments that yield maximum environmental benefits at least economic cost.

Recently, Jasper has been active in helping policy makers and stakeholders prepare for the inclusion of aviation in the Emissions Trading Scheme ( He has also studied policy tools of potential use for establishing climate policy for shipping. Besides international transport, he works in issues of climate policy, with a particular interest in the ETS and the ‘flexible mechanisms’ of the Kyoto Protocol.

Jasper is particularly interested in the development and diffusion of new technologies and innovation. His doctoral thesis focused on corporate structuring of innovative efforts. He is now looking at the kind of playing field that can be created by government, to both encourage innovation and steer technology in a sustainable direction.

Nina Jensen

Nina Jensen is a marine biologist, the CEO of REV Ocean and a tireless champion for promoting environmentally responsible solutions for the world's ocean. She started this position in 2018 after 15 years of positive impact in WWF Norway (as Secretary General since 2012).

Nina holds a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Fishery Science in Tromsø and has a background in communications and marketing from Ogilvy & Mather.  

Nina is a Board member of The Business for Peace Foundation, HUB Ocean, the Brain Tumour Association, Ocean Wise, Aker CarbonCapture, Project Energy Reimagined, Polyteknisk forening and KR Foundation. She was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2014. She is also on the Council for the Centre for the Ocean and Arctic, member of the steering committee for the Friends of Ocean Action and an advisor to the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

Sally Yozell

Sally Yozell is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Environmental Security program at the Stimson Center. Yozell’s research examines the suite of environmental threats that have the potential to undermine national, regional, or global security. Yozell leads a team of experts who explore the links between natural resources protection, environmental crime and global security issues to develop security strategies that ccombat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, thwart illicit wildlife networks and increase transparency and traceability throughout the seafood supply chain. She also devises innovative resiliency strategies to address climate and ocean risk, particularly in coastal cities.  Since 2017 Yozell has served in an advisory role to the host governments for the annual global Our Ocean Conference. She and her team conduct research and take it to action by engaging civil society, governments and the private sector. 

Prior to joining the Stimson, Yozell was a senior advisor to the Secretary of State where she provided advice and technical expertise to advance US policies in the international arena related to ocean, climate and wildlife protection. She joined the State Department to support and manage the Our Ocean Conferences 2014 and 2016 where her efforts helped steward close to $10 billion in conservation commitments and investments in marine protected areas.

While at State Department Yozell led government wide efforts to combat IUU fishing including initiating a global seafood traceability program, working to successfully ratify the Port State Measures Agreement Treaty. She also designed policies with partners in the G-7 countries to reduce marine litter, and was instrumental in the global strategy that successfully created the world's largest marine protected area in the Antarctica's Ross Sea.  Previously, Yozell served as Director of Policy and as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oceans at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). She also worked as a Regional Director for marine conservation at the Nature Conservancy; was a Vice President in the applied marine science group at Battelle Memorial Institute; and worked for almost a decade in the US Senate as an environment and ergy advisor to Senator John Kerry.  Yozell holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Kim Ragaert

Kim Ragaert is full professor and Chair of Circular Plastics at Maastricht University. Her group’s research topics include concepts of quality for recycling, the macromolecular interactions in complex mixes, the effects of contaminations and degradation, design for & from recycling and the balance between different recycling pathways. Interdisciplinary topics include systems thinking for plastics, cost calculation in recycling and how to connect technical quality to LCA.  

Kim's 2017 review paper on plastics recycling has been cited over a 1000 times, she was the 2020 European Plastics Recycling Ambassador and chaired the steering committee on the well-known 2022 ReShaping Plastics report. She consults for organizations like Plastics Europe, Plastics Recyclers Europe, CEFLEX and ECOS, and works closely with several industrial partners.

Lucy Holmes

Lucy Holmes is the Senior Director for Blue Finance for WWF US where she leads work to influence and engage financial markets to re-direct capital into sustainable and restorative blue development pathways; and working with partners to design and implement innovative financial mechanisms or products that support the transition to a sustainable blue economy. The work includes working directly with banks and investors to identify the risks of a ‘business-as-usual’ approach and to incorporate ocean-related environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics into financial decision making. It also includes working with stakeholders on the ground in priority seascapes to understand barriers and solutions to long-term financing for conservation and sustainable development goals. Lucy has been with WWF for 6 years.

She has a Masters from Imperial College London in Environmental Technology and prior to WWF, managed the Marine Programme at the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit (ISU) with a focus on sustainable blue economy and sustainable finance. She is also an Edinburgh Ocean Leaders’ Programme Fellow.

Advisory Committee

Erik Bruun Bindslev

Since 2002 Erik has been part of creating some of the most visionary privately-owned businesses driving impact and transformation.  A master of creating and leading sustainable companies, most of which have been among the avant-garde of purpose driven brands globally. 

As special advisor, past and present clients include : HM King Charles II, Sir Paul McCartney, Lord & Lady Bamford, Danone and a roster of founders, Corporate Foundations as well as VC and PE Funds in Europe and the US.

As Director of value creation and partnerships at the Danisj Sovereign Investment Fund (EIFO), Erik has provided the funds'investment arm an impact lens and created multi-stakeholder, open innovation models to tackle the most pressing innovation challenges facing our planet today. He is a non-executive director at the Savory Foundation and a trustee of The Klosters Forum.

Robert Calcagno

Robert Calcagno has been CEO of the Oceanographic Institute,  Prince Albert I of Monaco Foundation, since 2009, and in this capacity manages its two establishments: the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco and the Maison de l'Océan in Paris.

He was previously Managing Director of EPAP, an Asia-Pacific investment company based in Sydney from 1995 to 2000, then Managing Director of the Egis Group (a global consulting and engineering group in the fields of transport, cities, water and the environment). From 2005 to 2006, he was also an Advisor to the cabinet of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, then Minister of the Environment and Equipment of the Principality from 2006 to 2009. He remains deeply involved in HSH Prince Albert II's commitment to sustainable management, blue economy and ocean protection.

He also administrates the Monaco Explorations plateform. Under his leadership, the Oceanographic Institute continues and strenghtens its role as a federator, creating a bridge between the various stakeholders involved in ocean management (scientists, politicians, entrepreneurs, financiers, NGOs, the general public...) through numerous actions that increasingly integrate economic issues and the private sector into the challenges of preserving the Ocean.

Maria Damanaki

Acting as an independent consultant in global organisations, Maria Damanaki is serving as an advisor for Oceans5 (USA), the Paradise Foundation (China) and Rockefeller Brothers Foundation (USA). She is member of the Friends of Ocean Action of the World Economic Forum. She co-chairs the network of the High-Level Ocean Panel and sits on numerous Boards : Monaco Ocean Foundation and Oceanographic Institute, European Marine Regions Forum, Global Fishing Watch - Partnership of Google and Oceana, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) and Beneath the Waves. 

She served for five years as the Global Managing Director for Oceans at the Nature Conservancy USA. She also served as the European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Under her leadership, the Commission introduced a new Common Fisheries Policy that brought fish populations back to healthier levels - from as few as five sustainable stocks in 2010 to up to more than 30 today.

She also served as a Greek politician for many years. She was the first woman leader of a Greek political party, author of four books on Gender and Human Rights issues, Education and European Policy.

Jérôme De Bontin

Jérôme de Bontin is a Partner and member of the Client Solutions Team at Capricorn Investment Group. He joined the firm in 2020. Prior to joining the firm full-time he served as a strategic consultant to Capricorn. 

Previously, Jérôme was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mékar Financial Services, an Asset Management and Investment Advisory firm and its subsidiary Sustainability Investments, L.L.C (SILLC) focusing on ESG investing. Prior to Mékar, Jérôme was President and CEO of Crédit Agricole Futures in Chicago. He started his career with Drexel Brinham Lambert in Chicago. Parallel to his career in finance, Jérôme de Bontin served on the Board of the US Soccer Federation Foundation, was President of AS Monaco FC and General Manager of the New York Red Bulls, and presently serves on the Board of the United Soccer Coaches Foundation and the US Chapter of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.  Jérôme graduated from Amherst College in 1981 with a degree in Economics.

Marisa Drew

Marisa was appointed as Chief Sustainability Officer for Standard Chartered Bank on 1 July 2022. Prior to this role, over her 35-year investment banking career, Marisa covered several appointments. She worked from 1992 in Merrill Lynch until she joined Credit Suisse in 2003 where she served as Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for the EMEA region until 2017 when she was appointed CEO of the Impact Advisory and Finance Group and then CSO for the bank in 2020.

She further serves on the advisory boards of the Aspen Institute UK, the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the FCA’s Markets Practitioner Panel, and on several High-Level Working Groups (HLGs) sponsored by the World Economic Forum and the UN, including the UN Oceans Panel. Marisa’s external activities also include charitable Advisory Board roles for Cash & Rocket and the UK charity, Room-to-Read. She is a non-executive Director for Agronomics, a VC investment firm focusing on cellular agriculture. 

In 2022, Marisa was recognized by Sustainability Magazine as one of the Top 10 CSOs of a Global Corporation and in 2021 as one of 100 Global Visionary Leaders by Meaningful Business and EY. She has also been recognized by the BBC as one of the Most Powerful Women in Britain and by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in International Business.

Frédéric Genta

Frédéric Genta was appointed in the Government to lead attractiveness, and digital transformation in 2018. He reports to Monaco Prime Minister and manages a team of more than 250 people. 

He is driving both country modernisation and digital transformation including e-education, e-health, smart-city and e-government as well as Monaco investments in technology. His missions involves developing Monaco economy by bringing new investments and compaies and enabling Monaco current economic stakeholders to grow with the help og Government public policies. He is also responsible for building partnerships with economic entities.

Frédéric held several leadership position and senior roles at Google, both in Paris and San Francisco, at Amazon where he launched the sport and fashion business in France and at Orange where he managed businesses in Moldova, Slovakia and the UK. He started his career as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers and Société Générale in London and Paris.

Mohammed Jameel, KBE

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel is Chairman and CEO of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of independent international, family-owned and diversified businesses, founded in 1945, by his father, the late Abdul Latif Jameel.

Abdul Latif Jameel had grown significantly in its 75-years history, flourishing from its deep regional roots to be a truly global business with a presence in 30 markets over six continents and employing over 11 000 people from more than 40 nationalities. Today, Abdul Latif Jameel's core business areas include transportation and mobility solutions; financial services; sustainable energy and water infrastructure solutions and wider environmental services; consumer products; advertising and media and global health care. The Jameel Family's global investment arm, "JIMCO", actively invests in innovative, early-stage and breakthrough ventures and emergent technologies, aiming to positively shape the future of core industries driving the global economy.  Mr. Jameel and the Jameel Family are noted philanthropists. Mr. Jameel is Founder and Chairman of Community Jameel, an international organisation that aims to strenghten systems to achieve breakthroughs in the fields of education, health and climate.

A Massachusetts Institue of Technology (MIT) alumnus, Mr. Jameel has continued a highly active relationship with the school for decades and has led Community Jameel to a longstanding and deep collaboration with MIT,  through four major centres at the  Institute: the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) whose co-dounders Esther Duflo ad Abhijit Banerjee, along with long-time J-PAL affiliate Micheal Kremer were awarded the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences in 2019 for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty; the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS); the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) and the Abdul Latif Jameel Clinic for Machine Learning in Health (the Jameel-Clinic). 

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel has been recognised with a number of notable honours and awards. Mr Jameel was presented with the King Abdul Aziz Medal of the First Order by His Majesty King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia - the country's highest award - in recognition of his personal contribution to job creation initiatives suppporting both young men and women in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Jameel has also been awarded an Honorary Knighthood (KBE) by Her Majesty Quee Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland for his philanthropic activities and support for the development of arts and culture.

Mohamed L. Mansour

Mohamed L. Mansour is a distinguished business leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Man Capital LLP, which provides long-term capital and strategic support to companies in a range of sectors including technology, education, clean energy, healthcare and sports. He is the Chairman of the Mansour Group, a global conglomerate that employs 60,000 people in over 100 countries.

He is the Chairman of Mansour Automotive, which was a sponsor of the COP 27 Climate Change Conference in 2022 and is committed to growing the market for electric vehicles in Egypt. He is also the Chairman of Mantrac, one of the largest dealers of Caterpillar equipment globally, which has contributed to significant economic development across the Middle East and Africa. Mr Mansour, who received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, North Carolina State University, in May 2022 for his global philanthropy, is the Founder and Chairman of the Lead Foundation, a non-profit that provides funding to under-privileged women in Egypt.

A believer in sport as a vehicle for social change, Mr Mansour owns Right to Dream, a global community of football academies, clubs and educational partners, and a professional football club in San Diego, California that launched in May 2023 and will begin playing in Major League Soccer in February 2025. Man Capital also invests in Inspired Education, an international network of independent schools. Mr Mansour’s appointments include to the Investment Council, which advises the UK Government on its inward investment strategy, and the Director’s Circle of Chatham House. In December 2022, he was appointed as Senior Treasurer of the Conservative Party.

In Egypt, he is a trustee of the Grand Egyptian Museum. In the United States, he serves on the Advisory Board for the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University and is a member of Harvard Kennedy School Dean’s Council. In Italy, he serves on the Advisory Board of the SDA Bocconi School of Management.