Christine Valentin is Board Member and Chief Operating Officer of the World Ocean Council. She leads the WOC efforts in developing and driving strategically focused action to ensure sustainable growth and visibility to the members of the Ocean Business Community, and guides WOC budget development and financial management.
Christine has more than 30 years of managerial experience in overseeing the execution and commercial bankability of projects in S&P 500 companies and smaller management owned businesses in France. Since 2002, she has worked in sustainability and environmental consulting, engineering and services firms designing environmentally friendly and climate change adapted solutions. In 2012 Christine created Batzine Consulting to help organizations accelerate and grow sustainably using gender, ecology and financial performance together as a competitive advantage. She has been active in the past 10 years on non-profit Boards, including serving as Treasurer of WISTA France (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and co-founding of the Harvard Women France initiative in 2008.
Christine has degrees in Philosophy, American Literature, Political Science, Law and Economics from the Sorbonne, Sciences Po and Harvard Business School. She also graduated from France’s IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale) as an auditor of the first Maritime Challenges and Issues national session and is an officer in the French (Civil) Navy Reserve.