Oleg MartensOleg Martens
Director, SSIAD

Oleg is focused on seafood traceability and providing auditing services at MRAG Americas to the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF), which aims to advance conservation efforts across the 23 commercially harvested tuna stocks. Additionally, he develops seafood supply chain risk analysis for retailers, and provides technical assistance to various projects ranging from US fisheries data interoperability to Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) traceability. Previously, he was a Senior Programs Officer with World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) US Food Team. In this role he advanced the Market Transformation Initiative, which supports Fortune 500 companies in developing and implementing policies that move those organizations toward strategic sustainable business goals. Oleg also worked on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing issues, most notably on the buildup and launch of the Global Dialogue for Seafood Traceability. Before joining WWF, Oleg worked as a Fisheries Specialist for the Agriculture and Rural Development department of the World Bank. He provided targeted technical assistance to Bank clients, which ranged from overseeing field teams to managing the project cycle and enforcing safeguards. During his time there he conducted fieldwork throughout Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Pacific Island States, and Latin America. Oleg holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management and International Sustainable Development from Duke University and a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Sciences from Eckerd College.