IRINA MARIA PETERSON

SUSTAINABILITY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISOR

 

Irina is an explorer, an environmental activist, and an ocean lover, based in Monaco. Having worked in the finance and wealth management industry for over two decades, Irina has shifted her focus to the preservation of the environment and in particular in Ocean protection. Her passion is assisting companies and individuals in their efforts to embrace sustainability and act on the huge environmental issues our planet is facing. Auto-proclaimed an “imperfect activist”, Irina spent five weeks at the start of 2020 researching and revealing the plastic pollution in Galapagos and Easter Island, and navigating in between, as part of the eXXpedition crew. 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’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.

Irina Maria Peterson is a board member of OceanoScientific Monaco, a member of Monaco Impact, “member societaire” of Yacht Club of Monaco, and an ambassador for Passion Sea and eXXpedition.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
• Business solution oriented and integrator;
• Service-oriented, dynamic, people’s person with ability to build a company;
• Innovative and entrepreneurial;
• Ability to manage and work with multi-disciplinary teams across different locations;
• High degree of diplomacy, tolerance, natural confidence and enthusiasm;
• Attention to detail and clear understanding of goals;

EDUCATION
• Master of Business Administration – Specialisation in Finance, 1998 – 1999
Magna cum Laude, International University of Monaco
• Bachelor in Economics (top 1% graduate) – Specialisation in 1993 – 1997
European Taxation, Academy of Economics, Bucharest Romania

WORK EXPERIENCE
• Founder of Ocean Amazon (Monaco) 2020 – present
– Sustainability Advisory services
– Introduction of products and services for a clean environment
• Sustainability Advisor  – present
– Actively shaping sustainability strategies, providing next best
practices in sustainability for organizations and businesses
– Business Development Ambassador
• Founder and CEO of Broth By Design LLC (United States) 2018 – present
– Novel protein nutritional supplements in powder form, unique
formulations, patent trade marks, manufacturing in US
• Senior Private Client Services – MAITLAND MONACO S.A.M. 2014 – 2017
– Private Client / Family Office Services for Ultra High Net Worth
Individuals and their families
– Structuring and administration of Lifestyle Assets (property, yachts,
private planes, art collections) and charitable foundations
• Executive Director – EUROCAPE NEW ENERGY MONACO 2008 – 2014
– Environmental Projects lobbying
– Renewable energy projects development in Europe
Financial Advisor – MONACO ASSET MANAGEMENT 2002 – 2008
– Wealth Management / Integrated Family Office operations
• Financial Advisor – MERRILL LYNCH MONACO S.A.M. 2000 – 2002
– Wealth Management Solutions
– Private Banking operations / Active Asset Management
– Client base development (Monaco and Eastern Europe)
– Execution of trades and transactions (SEC Series 7 certificate)

LANGUAGES
• English (fluent) – Cambridge certificate
• French (fluent)
• German (fluent) – Goethe Institute certificate
• Italian (intermediate) – Diploma Scuola Leonardo da Vinci
• Romanian (native speaker)

AFFILIATIONS / MEMBERSHIPS
• Active Member of: Monaco Impact, Namaste Association, Les Femmes Leaders
Mondiales Monaco, Yacht Club of Monaco, Les Anges Gardiens de Monaco, Forbes
Women Forum
• Board Member of: Passion Sea (honorary position), Oceano Scientific Monaco (statutory
position)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
• Associated Professional Member of the International Society of Sustainability
Professionals
• Sustainability Professional Program – Stanford Center for Professional Development
• One Planet, one Ocean Sustainability Certificate – edX / SDGA Academy
• Expert Track Certificate on United Nation Environment Open Course on Marine Litter
• Circular Economy Master – University of Exeter & Ellen MacArthur Foundation (ongoing)

Irina Maria Peterson