Oliver Ripley is the founder and CEO of the technology company Black Ocean Group, the investment company Ocean Group and its equity division, Kronos Capital. He is the co-founder and CEO of the hospitality group Habitas and of Habitas Rise. He is the board member of the startup incubator Beespace.Describe what you have done, what you are doing, and the kinds of things you are interested in.
As the CEO of Ocean Group International, Oliver is involved in the creation of new businesses and the restructuring of existing ones. He has expanded the company’s operations through European and Russian territories. He has also built Ocean Group’s agricultural business, which operates in Southern Russia, Natural Farming Ltd. His achievements include the development of Ocean Sky, one of the largest European private jet companies.
Oliver Ripley works closely with the technology startups Black Ocean has invested in, adopting a hands-on approach to help enterprises succeed. From providing capital to supporting the companies’ operations, he has helped build Black Ocean’s international image as a technological incubator. With his hospitality group, Oliver aims to change the hotel experience and develop sustainable properties. As an avid philanthropist, he has founded the charity foundation Habitas Rise, supporting impacted communities across the world through community re-infrastructure.