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Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer
Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer Julien Dufour is Founder and CEO of VERIFAVIA and VERIFAVIA SHIPPING




 

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Nicolas Duchêne, Chief Operating Officer & VP Technical
Nicolas Duchêne, Chief Operating Officer & VP Technical Nicolas Duchêne holds an MSc in Industrial Sciences and Sustainable Development from the Université de Technologies de Troyes, France, and an MSc in Water Pollution Control Technology from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

Nicolas is our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and leads our technical team as VP Technical. Nicolas speaks English and French, and is based in Paris.
Yuvraj Thakur, VP Commercial - Shipping & General Manager, Verifavia Technical Services (VTS)
Yuvraj Thakur, VP Commercial - Shipping & General Manager, Verifavia Technical Services (VTS) Yuvraj Thakur is a Marine Engineer who has an Engineer on Tanker and container ships. He holds a B Tech Marine Engineering degree from MANET, Pune and an MBA degree in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management from Jain School of Global Management (Singapore, Sydney and Dubai).

Yuvraj is our Commercial VP for Maritime Transport, and the General Manager of Verifavia Technical Services (VTS). Yuvraj is also a member of MRV, IMO DCS, CSI and CCWG auditor. Yuvraj speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Maxime Wets, Marine Engineer, Shipping Manager, EU MRV / IMO DCS / CSI Auditor & Marine Surveyor
Maxime Wets, Marine Engineer, Shipping Manager, EU MRV / IMO DCS / CSI Auditor & Marine Surveyor Maxime Wets holds a Postgraduate degree in the Merchant Navy and Master’s degree in Engineering (M2) from ENSM in Le Havre, France. Maxime started his maritime career as an Officer Cadet in the Merchant Navy with Louis Dreyfus Armateurs.

Maxime is our Shipping Manager, and is an EU MRV, IMO DCS and CSI auditor, and Marine Surveyor. Maxime speaks English and French, and is based in Paris.
Carla Dawn Audroing, Marine Auditor & Administrative Manager
Carla Dawn Audroing, Marine Auditor & Administrative Manager Coming from the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Carla has worked extensively in the Oil and Gas industry on the Maritime sector. She is still involved in academia as an external examiner for the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business.

Carla has a M.Sc. in Port and Maritime Management and a foundation in Environmental studies, her qualifications speak to her commitment to the environment in helping develop the industry for sustainability. Carla has over 10 years experience in the operational and management of the Maritime industry working for Shipping companies, Ship operators, ROV operators, Crew Operators, Waste Water Recycling Plants, Startups and Captain of Tugs in Port operation.
Sharad Gupta, Commercial Manager Hong Kong, CSI Auditor
Sharad Gupta, Commercial Manager Hong Kong, CSI Auditor Sharad Gupta holds a Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering. He started his sea career in 1995 with Chevron Shipping and has worked with MSC (Chief Engineer), with MSC Hong Kong (Technical Superintendent) and with Misuga Kaiun HK (Technical Manager / Superintendent). In January 2017, he established Sygnus Marine, a consultancy and surveying firm in Hong Kong.

A certified ISM Internal Auditor and a trainer Nautical Assessor, Sharad is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Member of the Hong Kong Institute of Marine Technologists and a Fellow of the Institute Of Chartered Shipbrokers (London).

Sharad is our Commercial Manager for Hong Kong. Sharad speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Hong Kong.
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