Julien Leroy has a Masters in Business Administration, a Masters in Project Management, and an Advanced Technician’s Diploma in Commercial Action. He is also a qualified PADI scuba instructor; before joining Reef Doctor he worked in Southeast Asia as a dive instructor. Prior to that he held several different management-based positions in France, including one for Eco-Emballages, a non-profit company managing household packaging recycling. Julien is responsible for managing the operational and logistical activities of the Ifaty project site, and oversees and integrates all Reef Doctor staff and projects. He is also on hand to assist in the dive training of our volunteers, interns, and Malagasy students from the University of Toliara.
Jivan Vidjay Kumar
Assistant Project Manager
Jivan has an MSc in Geology from the University of Toilara. With previous experience in the SW Madagascar aquaculture industry, he joined Reef Doctor as a Community Aquaculture Technician & Socioeconomic Officer in 2014 and was promoted to Aquaculture Field Operations Manager in July 2016. He has now moved into the position of Assistant Project Manager, working alongside Julien in the management of all in-country operations and projects.
Accountant & Staff Manager
Pierrot from Toliara is Reef Doctor’s on-site accountant and has been with the company since 2014. In addition to accounting, he manages the Malagasy staff and organises resupply from Toliara for camp.
Nicolastin is from Ifaty village and joined Reef Doctor as Camp Manager in February 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the daily camp operations and maintenance/construction.
Dr Vivienne Stein-Rostaing, PhD
Communications Leader & Scientific Consultant
Viv holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and a MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from Newcastle University. She completed her PhD, researching the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems, at Plymouth University in 2012. Viv has previously worked as a science officer at Reef Doctor in 2008 and 2012. She also has gained marine research and conservation experience in Honduras, Thailand, Seychelles, South Africa, and North Madagascar. She is currently based in the UK where she is responsible for overseeing the company’s digital communications and social media outreach, and provides external scientific research support.
Karin joined the team in 2017. She has a Bachelor degree in Information and Communication, and two Masters degrees in Journalism and Environmental Management. Before coming to Reef Doctor she had previously worked with Madagascar WWF in Besambay, a small fishing village in SW Madagascar, where she was involved in marine resource protection and social development awareness-raising and communications. Karin is responsible for regularly communicating the work of Reef Doctor via website blogs and social media updates to the general public, in addition to ensuring effective communications in country, both within the Reef Doctor team and with local stakeholders.
Operations and Strategy Development Consultant
Candice has a 25 year history in operations, project, and people management. She joined the team in 2016 as a UK-based consultant to provide strategic vision and structure to facilitate our stable infrastructure growth. She has previously managed disaster relief and resilience efforts in remote areas such as Mexico, Brazil and The Philippines.