Oleg Martens is Director of our Seafood Sustainability Initiatives and Auditing Division (SSIAD). His primary focus is on sustainable seafood initiatives and internal audits. In this role he assists clients in carrying out supply chain assessments, which lead to the development and implementation of meaningful and verifiable sustainability commitments. Additionally, he provides technical assistance to various projects ranging from US fisheries data interoperability to Fishery Improvement Project (FIP) traceability. Prior to joining MRAG Americas in 2016, he was a Senior Programs Officer with World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) US Food Team. In this role he helped advance the Market Transformation Initiative, which supports Fortune 500 companies in determining how they can use their purchasing power to leverage improvements in the growing and harvesting of soft commodities. Oleg also worked on illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing issues, most notably through the buildup and launch of the Global Dialogue for Seafood Traceability (GDST). Before joining WWF, Oleg worked as a Fisheries Specialist for the World Bank, where he provided technical assistance to Bank clients. This 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 Environmental Management degree from Duke University and a Bachelor of Sciences degree from Eckerd College.