At ocean-i™, inspiration + innovation + integeation + I = ocean-i™ (mpact)
With combined passions for business, innovative design and the miracle of nature, and inspired by a desire to address land-borne ocean-bound plastic and cigarette butt pollution in a practical way, Ursula van Eck and Santie Gouws founded ocean-i™ in 2020.
Santie has a Masters degree in Civil Engineering (M.Eng.) in the field of concrete – structures and materials (Cum laude) from the University of Stellenbosch and is a concrete specialist with 25 years experience in the construction industry. Ursula is a CA(SA) who’s corporate career of 25 years evolved from audit partner to an African business advisory consultant through to CFO, all in the mining industry.
Finally, ocean-i™ would not be possible without individuals like you, our customer. By purchasing and enjoying ocean-i™ products, of which a portion of the sales revenue is committed towards clean-up initiatives in rivers and canals, each customer automatically joins our tribe of #oceanlovers, becoming the I in ocean-i™(mpact).