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

Jonathan Su

Jonathan Su

Miramonte High School – CA '23

Shreyas Cherukumilli

Shreyas Cherukumilli

Dougherty Valley High School – CA '24

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