Christelle
Vigot

President • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Christelle, almost two decades as a seafood professional, is helping individuals and organizations to improve and be future-ready. She considers (gender) diversity as a crucial competitive advantage to thrive in our shifting world.

Benjamin
Cavalli

Secretary • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Benjamin secretary of WSI is also the general manager of a non-for-profit dedicated to kids nutrition. Benjamin considers that gender equality is systemic and that the commitment of men is crucial to make things move.

Marie Christine
Monfort

Treasurer • EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Immersed for more than 25 years in the world of seafood as an international market analyst, Marie Christine is an active backer of the social modernisation of the industry, where sustainability means gender inclusion and equality in opportunities for women and men.

Jennifer
Gee

Jennifer is a Fishery Officer and the Gender Focal Point for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department of the FAO of the United Nation. Her role is to coordinate and support the Fisheries and Aquaculture Department’s gender-related work by raising gender awareness, providing technical advice, knowledge and tools.

Carl-Christian
Schmidt

After a career as Head of the Fisheries Policy Division in charge of the Organisation´s overall work on fisheries and aquaculture policies, Carl-Christian is presently the Chair of the board of the Nordic Marine Think Tank.

Hanaa
Bechache

Hanaa works as a senior regional sales manager EMEA at Clearwater Seafoods, one of the largest vertically integrated seafood company in North America. After 12 years experience as a female leader in the seafood industry, she definitely support gender balance policies.

Marie Christine
Monfort

Executive Director

Immersed for more than 25 years in the world of seafood as an international market analyst, Marie Christine is an active backer of the social modernisation of the industry, where sustainability means gender inclusion and equality in opportunities for women and men.

Natalia
Briceno-Lagos

Project Manager

Natalia is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and member of the Maurice Halbwachs Center. Since 2011, she has been studying the social impacts of the salmon farming industry in Chile. Her main research areas are work, family and gender.

Pragya
Thapaliya

Project assistant

Pragya has a strong interest in gender and economic development. She is completing her master degree at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Sarah
Appiah

Project assistant

Sarah is a PhD candidate in development economics at the University of Ghana with research interest in fisheries, gender and trade. She is dedicated to women in leadership.

Gabriela
Lizana Rivera

Project assistant

Gabriela is an anthropologist post graduate student at the University of Los Lagos in Chile where natural resources, gender equality and socio-ecological transformation are her subjects of interest.