Who We Are

Nelson Del Rio, J.D. > CONTACT / LINKED IN
More than 25 years of experience as an attorney, serial entrepreneur and futurist, including expertise with: law, mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring, finance and securitization, real estate, social ventures, strategic advisory services, gaming, GIS and agent-based modeling, big data and semantic platforms, incentive based innovation, crowd-sourced solution development and public-private partnership structuring and implementation. Following his legal career, initially gained success in business by creating novel forms of asset securitization, public-private partnerships, general real estate acquisition and development, and numerous other successful business ventures. Coauthor of Indispensable Oceans: Aligning Ocean Health and Human Well-Being, a World Bank Global Partnership for Oceans Blue Ribbon Panel report.

J.D., Harvard Law School;
B.A. (Economics), University of Washington.

Hanson Hosein, LL.B., B.C.L., M.S. > CONTACT / LINKED IN
A pioneer of creative entrepreneurship through communication technologies, he has provided expert guidance to some of the biggest brands in the world. Hanson led the creation of the Communication Leadership program at the University of Washington, a powerful graduate learning experience in networked engagement for professionals from around the planet. He has interviewed globally-recognized visionaries as the host of “Four Peaks” TV, even as he has emceed the Microsoft Cloud & Hosting Summit, as well the Seattle Chamber’s IN-NW Digital Innovation and Leadership conference. Hanson is the author of “Storyteller Uprising: Trust & Persuasion in the Digital Age.” He directed two “Independent America” documentaries, along with a USAID film series around trade capacity-building in southern Africa. Hanson is a former NBC News war correspondent and producer, with Emmy and Overseas Press Club awards.

M.S. Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
M. en droit (international law) Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II)
LL.B., B.C.L. (law) McGill University

Robin Davies, Ph.D. > CONTACT / LINKED IN
Robin Davies brings has more than 15 years experience in marine resource management with positions held in academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations. Noted as being equally capable with scientific research, policy development and leadership of global resource management projects, he brings a unique and creative blend of cross-sectorial and multi-disciplinary experience with the distinction of having both led and deputized for some of WWF’s largest global marine conservation initiatives. Of particular relevance, he recently co-created and led WWF’s effort to create a financial institution for the recovery of marine ecosystems.

Ph.D. Marine Biology, National University of Ireland – Galway;
M.Sc. Marine Biology, University of Wales – Bangor;
B.Sc. Earth Science, Anglia Ruskin University – England.

Jeffrey Richey, B.A, M.S.P.H, Ph.D. > CONTACT / LINKED IN
Jeffrey is a Professor in the School of Oceanography and Adjunct Professor in the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Quaternary Research Center, University of Washington. His research involves the biogeochemistry and hydrology of large-scale river basins, and how to implement geo-information systems for analysis of complex basins. He has been involved in number of World Bank projects, and was a member of the World Bank’s Hydrology Expert Facility. He is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, recipient of the Ademar Cervellini Medal of Academic Merit of the University of Sao Paulo and the Zayed International Prize for the Environment with the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

B.A. Stanford University
M.S.P.H University of North Carolina
Ph.D. University of California