VC, athlete, ACTAI chairman
Bill Tai has been funding companies as a Venture Capitalist since 1991 and has had 22 companies he backed at the early stage grow to become listed companies. He has served on 8 public company boards from his portfolio and was the first investor in Zoom, Canva, and Wish. He is also Chairman of ACTAI Global – a 501(c)3 uniting Athletes, Conservationists, Technologists, Artists & Innovators supporting ‘active conservation’ of our environment and economic empowerment via entrepreneurship.
Sylvia Earle, PhD
President and Chairman of Mission Blue
Dr. Sylvia Earle is the founder of Mission Blue and a National Geographic Society Explorer in Residence. She is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer with a lifetime of experience as a field research scientist, government official, and director for corporate and non-profit organizations. Author of more than 225 publications and leader of more than 100 expeditions with over 7,500 hours underwater, Dr. Earle’s research concerns the ecology and conservation of marine ecosystems and development of technology for access to the deep sea.
Founder BlueShift Sustainability Consultant
The Ocean Race Sustainability Director
Anne-Cecile’s passion for sustainability has been an integral part of her life for about 15 years. She is a leader in sustainability program implementation for NGO, international corporations and events through her agency, Blueshift. As sustainability director of The Ocean Race, around the world sailing race, she has leveraged the race’s visibility to raise awareness about plastic pollution and climate change. In close partnership with the UN, numerous stoppover cities signed the UN Clean Seas pledge while racing boats collected important microplastic and weather data throughout their route around the globe. Anne-Cecile continously leaves legacy of impact and sustainability in every project she encounters.