The Founders' Committee

The Founders’ Committee

The following personalities, among many others, are members of the Founders’ Committee of the Fondation de la Mer:

Isabelle Autissier, sailor and honorary president of the WWF, Laurent Ballesta, marine naturalist biologist, Eric Banel, director of maritime fisheries and aquaculture at the Ministry of the Sea, Jean Berjeau, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of National Education, Youth and Sports, Jean-Paul Bodin, General Controller of the Armed Forces, Gilles Boeuf, biologist, president of Ceebios, Patrick Boissier, former president of GICAN, Christian Buchet, director of the Center for Studies and Research on the Sea of the Catholic Institute of Paris, Franck Cammas, sailor, Teresa Cremisi, publisher, Gerard d’Aboville, sailor, Thierry de Beaumont-Beynac, president of the French Association of Members of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Didier Decoin, marine writer, Thierry des Ouches, photographer, Vice-admiral Emmanuel Descleves, member of the French Naval Academy and the Academy of Overseas Sciences, Michel Desjoyeaux, sailor, Jean-Pierre Dick, sailor, Helene Filliere, actress, Maud Fontenoy, sailor, Patrice Franceschi, explorer and writer, Olivier Frébourg, publisher and writer, Bruno Fuligni, historian and writer, Frederic Gauch, director of ALX Technologies, Xavier de la Gorce, former president of SNSM, Yvan Griboval, sailor and explorer, Admiral Edouard Guillaud, former Chief of Staff of the French Army, Claudie Haignere, astronaut, Philippe Heral, President of the French Yacht Club, Anne-Marie Idrac, former Minister, François Jacq, President of the CEA Board of Directors, Gaspard-Marie Janvier, writer, Admiral Yves Lagane, former president of the French Yacht Club, Gilles Lagarde, Director of the Cabinet of the Senate President, Admiral Olivier Lajous, former HR Director of the French Navy, Brice Lalonde, former Minister, special advisor for sustainable development at the United Nations, Titouan Lamazou, sailor and cartoonist, Jose-Manuel Lamarque, journalist, Olivier Laroussinie, Director of Maritime Planning and Major Projects at Cerema, François Lemarchand, founder of Nature et Découvertes, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, Michel l’Hour, General Curator of Heritage and Director of DRASSM, Jean-Georges Malcor, Director of CGG, Christian Mantei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Atout France, Stéphane Millière, Chairman of Gedeon Media Group, Jean-François Minster, oceanographer, Erik Orsenna, writer, Marc Pajot, sailor, Gerard Petitpas, Chairman of the Eric Tabarly Association, Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, journalist and writer, Clémentine Portier-Kaltenbach, journalist and writer, Yann Queffelec, writer, Jean Raspail, writer and explorer, Eudes Riblier, President of the French Institute of the Sea, Admiral Bernard Rogel, former Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic, Jean Rolin, journalist and writer, Daniel Rondeau, writer, Jacques Rougerie, oceanographer architect, Rear Admiral Thierry Rousseau, former Director of the Center for Strategic Studies of the Navy, Olivier Royant, former Editorial Director of Paris Match, Didier Spade, Chairman and CEO of Seine Alliance, Jacqueline Tabarly, Jean-François Tallec, institutional advisor for maritime policy at CMA-CGM, Sylvain Tesson, explorer and writer, Romain Troublé, general manager of the Tara Océan Foundation, Philippe Vallette, former general manager of Nausicaa, Nardo Vicente, general delegate and scientific manager of the Paul Ricard Oceanographic Institute, Emmanuel Viellard, general manager of the LISI Group, Admiral Richard Wilmot-Roussel.