Chairman and CEO, DeepGreen Metals (USA)
Gerard Barron is a successful entrepreneur with a track record of building global companies in technology, media and future-oriented resource development both as a Chief Executive and strategic investor. Gerard is an environmentalist on a mission to help wean humanity off fossil fuels and transition to a model of sustainable development on planet Earth. He became involved in the early strategic development and financing of DeepGreen during its formation, in 2011. He stepped into the role of Chairman & CEO in 2017 because he believes that nodule-derived base metals are a better way to supply the world’s transition to electric vehicles and renewable power than intensifying production from land-based mines, which will lead to greatly increased climate change emissions, tropical deforestation, toxic tailings, loss of human life, and irreversible damage to human health and biodiversity.