Our Team

Ocean Exchange Team

Christian Lim

Managing Director, SWEN Capital Partners

Christian co-founded Blue Oceans Partners, a financial platform with the mission to mobilize private capital for the restoration of ocean health and SDG14. Blue Oceans Partners has launched Ocean One, a private equity fund investing in innovations that help solve the challenges of plastic pollution and unsustainable fishing.

Ocean One supports entrepreneurs in scaling solutions that can achieve both system-level impact and competitive market returns. 

Prior to that, Christian was Investment Director at AfricInvest, a leading Africa-focused private equity firm with EUR 1.5bn under management and a senior executive at Veolia Water. He also advised governments while at the African Development Bank and led reconstruction work for the Red Cross in Indonesia in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami. He holds a MSc in engineering from Mines ParisTech and an MBA from INSEAD. Christian is an avid freediver and jazz pianist.

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“Ocean Exchange has a platform to enable people with information that they need to know about the ocean and then to showcase new technologies that are on the forefront of really helping the ocean and the planet.”

“The quality of the content and the people who are involved with Ocean Exchange is all high end.”

“Besides funding, Ocean Exchange provides access to a wide area network of incredibly talented people in organizations that really do just want to help people.”

“Ocean Exchange is really about helping the little guys grow and in so doing, helping the big guys be better ocean citizens.”

“Ocean Exchange seems to be much more focused on bringing to light under-capitalized, wonderful new technology ideas. And it’s all about two-way access to this new technology and to the people who can help with the experience to grow that technology.”

“Ocean Exchange is a force multiplier to enable sustainable innovation.”

“Ocean Exchange is a global, novel innovation forum that has a greater ability to attract a broader range of impactful stakeholders than any other event that’s out there.”

“Unquestionably, one of Ocean Exchange’s primary strengths is how it brings together people from different paths. That makes its event a delegator experience as well as experience for an innovator or awards nominee.”

“Ocean Exchange is entirely different from any of the other organizations that I’m involved in. It is about sustainable innovation. I think it’s also very different in the extremely broad range of stakeholders that it involves.”

“There’s nothing better than going to an event or engaging with people so you walk away and say, ‘Wow!’”