Phil Stephenson headshot photo

Phil Stephenson


Mr. Stephenson founded the Stephenson Foundation, a private foundation promoting ocean exploration, protection, and security.  He also serves on the advisory boards of both Washington DC-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (“CSIS”) and Harvard’s Belfer Center.

He owns the private island of Petit St Vincent in the southern Grenadines, where his foundation has been active in promotion of marine protected areas, local education, and coral nurseries.  His passions are diving and sailing and he’s a proud member of both the Explorers Club and New York Yacht Club.


Phil participated in the following Ocean Exploration Trust expeditions: