Our team

ConsultantSeas can count on its multidisciplinarity to offer a comprehensive and solid support service. Technical expertise on plastics and the marine environment, in-depth knowledge of the corporate environment, extended scientific, corporate and associative networks, institutional and strategy consulting experience, ability to lead groups, etc. 

Discover the people behind the skills:

We form a human-sized team, all united by one common mission: to protect our Ocean Planet. Working from Brest is a choice. French Finistère is a very dynamic territory in terms of maritime issues and it offers an exceptional working and living environment. Ensure that our team meets our clients’ needs by relying on our pool of independent consultants and on our network of our partners.

Marie Le Texier

founded and leads ConsultantSeas

I founded ConsultantSeas in October 2017, driven by my love for the ocean and the deep conviction that its protection depends on multi-stakeholder collaboration, especially from businesses. An idealist and pragmatist at heart, I want to make ConsultantSeas the demonstration by proof that one can combine living on the coast – (wind)surfing and sailing daily- with an exciting job. Previously, I worked at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), where I initiated and led the Ocean Plastics Working Group. I was able to collaborate with many companies along the plastic value chain and gain valuable expertise on solutions and best practices. As a graduate of Sciences Po Paris in environmental policy and an engineer specialized in water sciences, my initial experience in oceanographic research at the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) allowed me to build the scientific expertise I rely on today.

Diane Vaschalde

develops and coordinates ConsultantSeas missions.

I joined ConsultantSeas in January 2021. I am convinced collective efforts are necessary to reduce plastic use and impact, and  also because I love working with Marie and our team from our Brest’s office! Previously, I worked for six years at the heart of the implementation of public policies for the protection of the marine environment, within the French Agency for Biodiversity. As a graduate of Sciences Po Paris, I have also been trained in group and network facilitation. I value creating favourable conditions for mobilising collective intelligence a lot. It is essential to prevent and reduce plastic pollution in the sea.

Elodie Solal

supports the missions of ConsultantSeas

I joined ConsultantSeas in January 2021 for my end of study internship at Sciences Po Paris in management and sustainability. Convinced of the need to protect the ocean, our Earth’s lung, I found at ConsultantSeas plenty to fuel my desire to have an impact in this field!
Having completed a double degree in Social Sciences & Science (Physics), I am also convinced of the need for a dialogue between science and businesses, a dialogue that I help realize in our different missions.
Fascinated by the sea since I was young, I discovered the joy of living closer to it during my year abroad in Copenhagen and I am happy to find this privileged environment here in Brest. Every day I appreciate how lucky I am to have the opportunity to work with a wonderful team in a stimulating environment where I am constantly learning.

Our freelancers

We ensure that our team meets our clients’ needs by relying
on our pool of independent consultants and on our network of our partners.

David Le Louarn coordinates and contributes to ConsultantSeas’ missions.

I am a multi-entrepreneur in the field of innovation and consulting since graduating from HEC Paris in 2015. I joined ConsultantSeas because I have the deep desire to put my professional skills at the service of a positive cause for society and the planet. Environmental protection is a subject that particularly motivates me as I am a nature lover. The most efficient ways to limit marine plastic pollution is to create new consumer experiences (packaging), to spread new uses that make consumers more responsible and to look for alternatives to plastic. Originally from Brittany, I live near the ocean and the proximity of the sea allows me to relax and find balance.

Tatiana Fedotova provides strategic support to ConsultantSeas  

I have been involved in international cooperation, water and sustainability at the intersection of the public and private sectors for 15 years. I joined ConsultantSeas because I share its values, believe deeply in its mission and in the positive impact of its actions. They advocate for more knowledge, awareness and multi-stakeholder collaboration. Which innovation should be implemented to limit marine plastic pollution? A fundamental transformation of our economic system towards a fair and circular economy and a shift in our consumption patterns consistent with the respect of the planet and nature on which our lives depend. I am a swimmer and lover of wide-open spaces, and water – both fresh and salt – is part of my natural environment, essential to my balance.

Manon Mauvais contributes to ConsultantSeas’ missions

With a Master’s degree in International Environmental Law, and soon a Master’s degree in International Public Management from Sciences Po Paris, I joined the dynamic ConsultantSeas team in June 2020. I am delighted to be able to contribute to ambitious and stimulating projects for our planet through a multi-actor and collaborative dialogue.

ConsultantSeas’ missions allow us to establish new practices for tomorrow: a more circular economy, a more sustainable production, a more reasoned consumption. Passionate about diving, sailing and surfing, I am keen to participate in the preservation of our marine ecosystems against plastic pollution alongside public and private actors, within a highly motivated team.

Louise Al-Hakkak contributes to ConsultantSeas’ missions

Soon to graduate with a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from the School of International Affairs at Sciences Po Paris, I joined the ConsultantSeas team in June 2020 for 9 months. I had the pleasure of working on a wide variety of tasks in projects with concrete impact, especially in the Mediterranean Sea. Plastic pollution is one of the biggest scourges of our time and working at ConsultantSeas allowed me to contribute at my scale to the prevention of this destructive pollution for marine ecosystems. Multi-stakeholder collaboration along the entire plastic value chain, eco-design, new usage patterns and, above all, reduction at source are for me the pillars of this fight. Passionate about Breton culture since my childhood, I have enjoyed living in Brest and discovering the landscapes of Finistère for a few months. This exceptional living environment, and the enthusiastic and complementary team of ConsultantSeas, made my experience all the more enriching.

Our partners

We can rely on our strong network to support us in our missions.
We work with the best experts and build
strong partnerships with committed actors.