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Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer & VP Commercial
Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer & VP Commercial Julien Dufour is Founder and CEO at VERIFAVIA SARL and VERIFAVIA (UK) LTD.

Julien Dufour is also Director at Aviation Carbon Events Ltd and co-organiser of Aviation Carbon 2012Aviation Carbon 2013 and Aviation Carbon 2017.

Julien speaks English, French and Spanish, and is based in Paris.
 

Conferences:

 

Trainings: 

 
  • Fundamentals of Maritime Trade & Transport (see training certificate), May 2015
  • MRV Auditor Training Course, Jan 2017
  • Airport Carbon Accreditation Verifier, Sep 2012
  • EEX: Spot Market training natural gas and EUA, Jul 2011
  • External Lead Verifier (EU ETS), Mar 2010
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.
 

Trainings: 

 
  • MRV Auditor Training Course, Jan 2017
  • Airport Carbon Accreditation Verifier, Jul 2014
  • Bilan Carbone Advanced Level (Association Bilan Carbone), 2013
  • External Lead Verifier (EU ETS), Mar 2010
Gary Cleven, EU ETS, CORSIA & Airport Carbon Auditor
Gary Cleven, EU ETS, CORSIA & Airport Carbon Auditor Gary Cleven is an Environmental Expert with more than 25 years of aviation industry experience. He started his aviation career at Canadian Airlines and American Airlines and as a consultant with Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, Sabre Consulting and SH&E. He has worked on airline IT, Network, Fleet Planning and Restructuring projects worldwide at many airlines and aircraft manufacturers, including Boeing and Airbus.

Gary began his EU ETS career in 2009, when he worked as an EU ETS consultant assisting several airlines in the preparation and implementation of their EU ETS monitoring plans. As an auditor with Verifavia since 2010, Gary has performed more than 200 EU ETS verification audits of aircraft operators worldwide, several Airport Carbon Accreditation audits of international airports and Corporate Carbon Footprint audits for aviation clients according to the GHG Protocol. 

Gary is an EU ETS, Airport Carbon and CORSIA auditor. Gary is based in Vancouver, Canada, and travels frequently to Europe and clients worldwide.
 

Trainings:

 
  • IATA Cargo Security Awareness (ACC3 Independent Validator preparation), Nov 2013
  • ISCC Biofuel Auditor: ISCC System Certification Seminar, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), Cologne, Germany, Oct 2012
  • Airport Carbon Accreditation Verifier, Sep 2012
  • RSB Biofuel Auditor: Certification and Auditor Training Course, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sep 2011
  • External Lead Verifier (EU ETS), Reading, UK, Mar 2010
Nikolas Theodorou, Managing Director, Verifavia Shipping (Hellas)
Nikolas Theodorou, Managing Director, Verifavia Shipping (Hellas) Nikolas Theodorou is a Business Strategist, holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Business Economics from the University of London – Queen Mary & Westfield College, and an M.Sc. in Int. Finance from the University of Surrey with a unique thesis in International Shipping Investments. 

Nikolas leads our regional operations in Greece & Cyprus as Managing Director of Verifavia Shipping (Hellas). Nikolas speaks English and Greek, and is based in Athens.
Beata Kusova, Director, Aviation & Airports
Beata Kusova, Director, Aviation & Airports Beata Kusova holds a master degree in International Air Transport Operations Management from ENAC (Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile, France). Beata has several years of working experience in supporting roles in aviation, notably from Airbus, Travel Service and TNT Express Worldwide.
 
Beata is our Director for Aviation & Airports, and is an EU ETS, EU MRV, CORSIA and Airport Carbon auditor. Beata speaks Czech, English and French, and is based in Paris.
Yuvraj Thakur, Marine Engineer, Commercial Director Asia-Pacific, General Manager Verifavia Technical Services
Yuvraj Thakur, Marine Engineer, Commercial Director Asia-Pacific, General Manager Verifavia Technical Services Yuvraj Thakur is a Marine Engineer who has sailed as an Engineer Officer 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 SP Jain School Of Global Management (Singapore, Sydney and Dubai).

Yuvraj is our Commercial Director for the Asia-Pacific region, and the General Manager of Verifavia Technical Services. Yuvraj is also an EU MRV, IMO DCS, CSI and CCWG auditor. Yuvraj speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Maxime Wets, Marine Engineer, Shipping Manager
Maxime Wets, Marine Engineer, Shipping Manager 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, CSI and CCWG auditor. Maxime speaks English and French, and is based in Paris.
Chaimae Rhallab, Environmental Auditor
Chaimae Rhallab, Environmental Auditor Chaimae Rhallad is an environmental engineer graduated from the Ecole des Métiers de l'Environnement (EME), in Rennes, France. Chaimae started her career at Groupe EDEIS (ex-SNC Lavalin) to develop and improve the airports' Environmental Management System.

Chaimae leads our new Environmental Management System practice. She is also an Airport Carbon and EU ETS auditor. Chaimae speaks Arabic, English and French, and is based in Paris.
Hélène Manzoni, EU ETS & CORSIA Auditor
Hélène Manzoni, EU ETS & CORSIA Auditor Hélène holds a Mechanical Engineering M.Sc. applied to Atmospheric Sciences from Université Paul Sabatier of Toulouse as well as an aviation specialty degree from Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile (ENAC).

Hélène was project engineer at the Air Quality and Emissions Department of Service Technique de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) and seconded to ICAO by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs as environmental officer to support the CAEP/9 cycle work programme. She also spent four years as senior flight operations engineer at Emirates in Dubai.

Hélène speaks French and English, and is based in Toronto, Canada.