David Rapidel has degrees in industrial processing and marine engineering. He is also a graduate from INSEAD, the world-famous training institute for business leaders. He has 20 years experience in the management of marine geophysical projects around the world, including the implementation of seismic data collection devices towed behind ships.
He is Founder and CEO of O5 Marine and co-founder and President of the NPO ReCleanSea. It was David who suggested Nicolas collaborate with Thomsea to use their trawl-nets in the fight against marine debris – a long proven method of fighting oil spills and debris. He is OceanKita’s partner and technical adviser.