Alex Smolinsky


Hello, my name is Alex Smolinsky and I am the President of Sharkproject International. If you have a special request, please feel free to contact me.

Why is shark conservation or marine conservation important to you?

We are racing around the sun at 30 kilometres per second in a space that is -270°C cold. In this sense, we are on a spaceship. But we are not maintaining this spaceship. It is falling apart. How can we be so stupid. I want to and will do my part to change that.


Do you have any special skills, experiences or adventures?

  • Everything we do at Sharkproject, we do for the sharks. And we do it right. Because that's the only way we can still save this species. Sharkproject is open to anyone and everyone who wants to commit to this goal and act accordingly!
  • Diver since 1998 and since 2006 with heart and soul at Sharkproject. And if it is somehow possible to keep my head under water, then that is what I do. But it has to be salt water.
  • Multi-layered leadership and project experience
    MAS in New Public Management
    MAS Leadership and Change Management (in the process of completion)


And which is your favourite shark?

Isurus oxyrinchus (lat.)

Kurzflossen-Mako (dt.)

Shortfin mako (engl.)

Do it right, or don't do it at all

My attitude to life