Executive Committee Archives - Oceana Europe

Hugo Tagholm

Hugo is Executive Director and Vice President of Oceana in the UK. He previously led the ocean campaigning charity Surfers Against Sewage, taking action from the beach front to the front benches of Parliament, securing government legislation to protect our seas across four environmental pillars – plastic pollution, water quality, climate change and rewilding our … Read more

Vera Coelho

Vera Coelho is Oceana’s Senior Director, Advocacy in Europe. She leads the organization’s campaigns and Oceana’s policy, communications and science work in Europe. Vera is a political scientist with 15 years of experience working with national, European and global environment NGOs to protect freshwater and saltwater ecosystems. She is intimately familiar with EU decision-making processes … Read more

Dustin Cranor, APR

During his 15 years with the organization, Cranor has increased Oceana’s brand identity and reputation on both a national and global scale, positioned the organization’s campaigns to achieve policy victories for our oceans, and built, led, and grown a highly productive, multifaceted communications team.   Cranor first joined the organization as a communications manager in July … Read more

Daniel Olivares

Daniel is a seasoned advocate and communicator. Until recently, he served as an elected representative in Peru’s Congress representing Lima. In Congress, Daniel championed important causes, including the environment, affordable housing and other issues, successfully bringing legislation to fruition. Previously, Daniel was the head of Social Communications for Prime Minister Fernando Zavala, a position in … Read more

Renata Terrazas

Renata is that kind of person that questions everything and believes there is always a better way to do things. She is committed to creating a more just and beautiful world for all of us to live in. Renata is a political scientist with specialization on public policy. Before joining Oceana, she worked in a … Read more

Pascale Moehrle

Pascale Moehrle was appointed Executive Director and Vice President for Oceana in Europe in 2019. Pascale joined Oceana in May 2017 as Chief Operating Officer and since then managed the programmatic and operational functions of Oceana in Europe. During this time, she ensured coordination and collaboration among all departments, in sync with Oceana’s strategy and … Read more

Ademilson Zamboni

Ademilson has a Bachelor in Oceanography, with MS and Ph.D. degrees in Environmental Engineering at the University of São Paulo. From 1995 to 2000, he was professor and researcher at the Federal University of Rio Grande on marine pollution. In 2001, in the Brazilian Ministry of Environment had a position at the National Coastal and … Read more

Liesbeth van der Meer

Liesbeth van der Meer is a doctor of veterinary medicine and earned her degree with a focus on salmon aquaculture at the University of Chile. She quickly became disillusioned with the salmon farming industry, which inspired her career in conservation. Liesbeth earned her master’s degree in natural resource management and environmental sustainability with a focus on … Read more

Patricia Majluf

Patricia was born and grew up in Lima, Peru, in a house full of books, a few blocks away from the ocean. Her parents, both child psychiatrists, figured out from very early on Patricia’s future as a scientist and gently pushed her in that direction. She obtained a degree in in Biology in 1980 and … Read more

Joshua Laughren

Josh grew up in Northern Ontario, Canada and spent his childhood lost in the creeks and swamps around his house, with countless hours spent chasing reptiles and all things that creep and crawl. He is still hard-wired to chase reptiles whenever he can, much to his son’s delight… and his wife’s dismay. Turning his boyhood … Read more