Each year, Foreign Policy magazine selects 100 Leading Global Thinkers whose contributions are changing minds and shaping the world and Regina Catrambone, cover star of the next issue The Superyacht Owner, together with husband Christopher, have just been placed on the list for 2015.
“It is an honour for us to be listed among FP’s Global Thinkers,” said Mr Catrambone who received the award in Washington D.C. “The real heroes, however, are the thousands of people who have contributed to our cause to help save lives. We are now a completely crowdfunded global charity and we take pride in the fact that we have inspired so many people to be the change they wish to see in the world instead of leaving the work to others,”
The couple tell The Superyacht Owner, coming out later this month, about the challenges and rewards of being the first sea-based NGO committed to the rescue of migrants fleeing poverty, war and desperation and how they bought M/Y Phoenix especially for the task “because she is a strong and sturdy boat on which we could build a drone deck which we felt was very important for effective search and rescue.”
Among the remarkable ranks of other Global Thinkers this year are individuals and organizations who have tackled climate change despite economic limitations; a pop singer who has challenged the Islamic State with verses; inventors who have created an iPhone app that serves as eyes for the blind; and a book with pages that clean dirty water.