Captain Alex Cornelissen has participated in more than 25 Sea Shepherd campaigns, including five trips down to the Antarctic to stop the Japanese whale poachers. He first joined Sea Shepherd in 2002 as Chief Cook on the Farley Mowat, at that time the organization’s flagship vessel. What was supposed to be a sabbatical turned into a life changing experience. Captain Cornelissen is the Chief Executive Officer of Sea Shepherd Global, the president of the board of directors for Sea Shepherd Germany, Luxemburg, Netherlands and Switzerland, and serves as a board member in most of the other established Sea Shepherd countries. His mission is to make sure that Sea Shepherd continues to grow and allow Neptune’s Navy to expand. Captain Cornelissen gives presentations around the world to highlight the important work of the Sea Shepherd movement and to inspire others to join the fight. He is proud to be able to fight side by side with the most inspiring and passionate people he knows.