Berend van de Kraats, as submarine captain in the Royal Netherlands Navy, founded OceansX. Based on his experiences during numerous missions he experienced how much leadership comes down to facilitating inspiration and endeavors of others.
Berend acknowledged that the complex issues we face as a community demand a system-overarching concept. For real change and sustainable solutions connections between people from all sectors and organizations is required. This led to the foundation of OceansX on June 12th, 2019.