Frederic Michel

Group Director, Impact Investment and Sky Ocean Ventures

Fred has been the driving force since inception of Sky Ocean Ventures, defining the fund strategy to best identify and invest in technologies and systems innovations to help accelerate solutions to the ocean plastic crisis. 

Prior to Sky Ocean Ventures, Fred was Director of The Bigger Picture at Sky Plc which launched the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign in 2017. Fred was formerly Executive Vice President, Corporate Reputation and Special Projects at Sky Italia and Senior Adviser to the CEOs of both Sky Italia and 21st Century Fox Global. 
Prior to Sky, Fred has 15 years’ experience across public affairs and corporate communications at Telefonica, News Corporation and was the Founding Director of the international think-tank Policy Network for the UK Prime Minister’s Office in Tony Blair’s Labour government and Founding Partner of the management consultancy Reputation Inc. 
Fred has a PhD from the European University Institute, Italy (European Commission and French Foreign Office) and the London School of Economics (British Council Chevening Scholar).