Who We Are

Our Organization

Founded by a then high school student, Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corporation is a registered 501c(3) nonprofit organization in the State of Maryland, USA.

Our Mission

EXPOSE high school students around the world to the exciting world of business.

ENGAGE students to conceive, research, develop, and present a novel business concept.

INSPIRE students to create innovative solutions to problems in business and in life.

EMPOWER students to formulate powerful ideas by leveraging Blue Ocean tools.

PREPARE students for the real world of entrepreneurship and global competition.

Leadership Team

Zee Munir

Zee Munir

Executive Director

Nestor Benevides

Nestor Benevides

President of the Board and CEO of Bureau Veritas

Shivani Dodamani

Shivani Dodamani

Texas High School – TX '23

Ishan Vanjara

Ishan Vanjara

West Windsor-Plainsboro High School – NJ '23

Yunxiang Shao

Yunxiang Shao

Amador Valley HS – CA '24

Rebeca Novoa

Rebeca Novoa

Escuela Americana '23 El Salvador

Shreyas Cherukumilli

Shreyas Cherukumilli

Dougherty Valley High School – CA '24

Jonathan Su

Jonathan Su

Miramonte High School – CA '23

Ronit Batra

Ronit Batra

Manglerud Skole '25 Norway

Nitika Chopra

Nitika Chopra

P.K.R. Jain Vatika Sen Sec School '23 India

Diana Lam

Diana Lam

Milken Mills High School '23 Canada

Saabiq Aziz

Saabiq Aziz

Leaside High School '24 Canada

Timothy Lee

Timothy Lee

Gyeonggi Suwon International School '23 South Korea

Andreea Alexandra Vasile

Andreea Alexandra Vasile

Liceul Teoretic Genesis College '25 Romania

Yuhe Liu

Yuhe Liu

Keystone Academy '24 China

Minseok Kim

Minseok Kim

Korean Minjok Leadership Academy '23 South Korea

Erick Li Li

Erick Li Li

UVM '24 Mexico

Navya Jain

Navya Jain

Genesis Global School '25 India

Cristina Pinto

Cristina Pinto

Escuela Americana '23 El Salvador

Ahmed Hassan

Ahmed Hassan

Gharbiya STEM School '23 Egypt

Divya Sijwali

Divya Sijwali

Kodakaikanal International School '24 India

Minh Thy Do

Minh Thy Do

Le Hong Phong High School '23 Vietnam

Minh Anh

Minh Anh

Canadian International School '23 Canada

Samia Mehnaz

Samia Mehnaz

Viquarunnesa Noon School '24 Bangladesh

Board of Directors

Nestor Benevides

Nestor Benevides

President of the Board and CEO of EMG

Renée Mauborgne

Renée Mauborgne

Co-Author Blue Ocean Strategy

Frank Scalese

Frank Scalese

Vice-President of the Board and MD, Blue Ocean Wealth Solutions

Zee Munir

Zee Munir

Executive Director

Brian Jordon

Brian Jordon

Co-Founder, Jordon & Jordon

Jon Barofalo

Jon Barofalo

Senior Director, Morgan Stanley

Ilene Littman

Ilene Littman

Teacher, Ward Melville HS

Our Sponsors