Maren Hjorth Bauer
Maren is passionate about supporting startups that make a positive impact in our oceans at the same time as building successful businesses. She was a co-founding CEO of Katapult Ocean, and is now working on her own project to continue to drive the blue shift through innovation and investment.
Katapult Ocean has quickly become a leading force in building the blue economy globally. Katapult Ocean has invested in 22 impact driven ocean startups from 14 countries. She has built a leading network of mentors, partners and investors globally. Prior to that she had international management positions with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Orkla and McKinsey & Co working across all continents. Her focus is strategy, business development and commercialization, and she is an active advisor, board member and investor to several startups. She is part of the advisory network to the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy. She has had key notes and contributed to global events like the, the Economist’s World Ocean Conference, Nor-Shipping, Our Ocean, The World Economic Forum to mention some.
Maren has a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics and Bachelor’s Degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. She loves traveling, exploring new cultures and adventures.