Irina Maria Peterson – Director (Romanian)
Monaco resident since 1998, Irina is an entrepreneur, explorer, an environmental activist and ocean lover. Having worked in finance and wealth management industry for over two decades, Irina has shifted her focus to entrepreneurship and the preservation of the environment and in particular in Ocean protection. Via her Ocean Amazon platform, Irina Maria Peterson raises awareness of the fragility of our marine life, the oceans role in regulating climate and therefore the impact on our lives. Another goal is to inspire women to love and navigate the oceans, having an important presence in the sailing world and pivotal role as global agents of change.
Auto-proclaimed an “imperfect activist”, Irina was selected from over 10,000 women to spend five weeks in February-March 2020 researching and revealing the plastic pollution in Galapagos and Easter Island, and navigating in between, as part of the eXXpedition crew. The mission was an extraordinary success, especially given the conditions of the pandemic.
An MBA graduate in Finance from the International University of Monaco, Irina’s education in the field of sustainability includes the edX Program “Our Planet – Our Ocean” and the Stanford University Program in Business Sustainability. Irina is a professional member of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals.
Irina is the Co-founder and CEO of Broth By Design (www.brothbydesign), a successful nutritional supplements women founded business in United States, dedicated to making wellbeing and quality nutrition available to everyone.
Irina’s heart beats at the intersection of sustainability, business and innovation & social entrepreneurship. She actively shapes sustainability strategies, provides ideation and next best practices in sustainability, clear awareness and training programs. Her passion is assisting companies and individuals in their efforts to embrace sustainability and act on the huge environmental issues our planet is facing.