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Entrepreneur, strategic thinker and former athlete.
I grew up in the antipodes to a family of seafarers and entrepreneurs.
Sport driven since always, I competed at my first Olympic Games in Los Angeles 84’ (first of 5 successive Olympics) where I was the youngest athlete. That record still holds today.
Highlights of my past sporting career include 13 individual windsurfing world titles, #1 world ranking (Olympic windsurfing), 2 times vice World Champion, recipient of the Order of Fiji , Inductee Sports Hall of Fame (Fiji).
Lifestyle orientated I've always had a penchant to develop businesses that have a certain ‘art de vivre’. In recent years my company Smart Island Riviera (which I'am CEO & co-founder) has been working on developing new and innovative types of floating islands which are not only lifestyle orientated but environmentally sustainable and ocean sensitive.
Currently residing in Cannes (French Riviera) with my wife (fashion designer, interior decorator, art director & photographer) Alexandra Poenaru-Philp
For as long as I can remember my pathway has been a montage of many facets. Combining business and lifestyle for a fulfilling existence is a philosophy that incorporates a zen and positive approach with a good dose of integrity and humility which have been my mantra and key driver since many years. The following selecting of PHOTOS are just a micro reflection and testament to my continuing passion for entrepreneurship the ocean, nature and life.