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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.

Julien is also Director at Aviation Carbon Events Ltd and co-organiser of the Aviation Carbon conferences.

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

Conferences:

 

Trainings: 

 
  • Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), May 2019
  • 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
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, VP Commercial - Shipping, and General Manager Verifavia Technical Services
Yuvraj Thakur, VP Commercial - Shipping, and 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 VP Commercial for Maritime Transport, and the General Manager of Verifavia Technical Services (VTS). Yuvraj is also an EU MRV, IMO DCS, CSI and CCWG auditor. Yuvraj speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Gary Cleven, EU ETS / CORSIA / ACA Auditor
Gary Cleven, EU ETS / CORSIA / ACA Auditor Gary Cleven is a founding member of Verifavia and is responsible for identifying new Aviation & Airports business opportunities and clients. He also performs EU ETS, Airport Carbon Accreditation and Corporate Carbon Footprint verification audits as a Lead Auditor.

Gary is an Aviation & Airports expert with almost 30 years of aviation industry experience in management at Canadian Airlines and American Airlines and consulting at Sabre Consulting, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, Boeing and Airbus.

Since the inception of Verifavia in 2010, Gary has worked as EU ETS Lead Auditor. He has performed more than 200 EU ETS verification audits and more than 100 site visits worldwide. Gary has performed Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) audits of international airports, Corporate Carbon Footprint audits for aviation clients according to the GHG Protocol and advised governments and airlines worldwide on aviation monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) and CORSIA.

Gary is based in Vancouver, Canada and travels frequently to Europe and clients worldwide.
 

Trainings:

 
  • External Lead Verifier (EU ETS), UK, Mar 2010
  • RSB Biofuel Auditor: Certification and Auditor Training Course, Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB), Malaysia, Sep 2011
  • Airport Carbon Accreditation Verifier, Sep 2012
  • ISCC Biofuel Auditor: ISCC System Certification Seminar, International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), Germany, Oct 2012
  • IATA Cargo Security Awareness (ACC3 Independent Validator preparation), Nov 2013
Chaimae Rhallab, Environmental Auditor
Chaimae Rhallab, Environmental Auditor Chaimae Rhallab 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.
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, and CSI auditor. Maxime speaks English and French, and is based in Paris.
Carla Dawn Audroing, Admin Manager & Shipping Auditor
Carla Dawn Audroing, Admin Manager & Shipping Auditor Coming from the Caribbean, Trinidad and Tobago, Carla has worked extensively in the Oil and Gas industry focusing on the Maritime sector. She is still actively 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 sides of the Maritime industry working for Shipping companies, Ship operators, ROV operators, Crew Operators, Waste Water Recycling Plants, Start ups and Captain of Tugs in Port operation.
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS Azhar is a mechanical engineer who holds a master's degree in International Air Transport Operations Management (IATOM) from the prestigious French Civil aviation university, Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile (ENAC).
 
He has worked for Liebherr-Aerospace in their customer services department to develop their future strategy in customer trainings. He has also worked on a research project to investigate trends in the flight profile of a particular type of aircraft.
 
Currently, Azhar is an Aviation auditor for ICAO's CORSIA and EU ETS and is based in Paris. He speaks English, French, Hindi, Kannada, Urdu.
Dalia Sakr, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Dalia Sakr, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS Dalia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aircraft Engineering from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a degree in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the Egyptian National Civil Aviation Training Organization, also holds MBA in Aviation Management from Coventry University. 

Dalia was a performance engineer at flydubai, she also worked for Emirates Airline in the warranties and product support department. 

Dalia has joined Verifavia as an Airline Auditor based in Cairo and she speaks Arabic and English.
Ismar Sabanovic, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Ismar Sabanovic, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS Ismar is an EU ETS and CORSIA aviation auditor based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He holds BSc degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida.

He has worked at Flight Ascend Consultancy's New York office, where he has been involved in aviation market analysis, market commentaries, and aircraft valuations. Ismar is fluent in English and Bosnian, as well as in other similar languages from the former Yugoslavia.
Kaustubh Dilip Deshpande, Aviation Manager & Aviation Auditor
Kaustubh Dilip Deshpande, Aviation Manager & Aviation Auditor Kaustubh is an aviation professional with expertise in Greenhouse Gas Monitoring, Process Reconciliation, Data Validation and System Enhancements. He has more than 11 years of industry experience in EU-ETS along with aviation operations.

Kaustubh joined our team as Aviation Manager, speaks English, Hindi, Marathi and based in Chandigarh, India. He holds a Master's degree in Physics from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS Sasikumar holds a Master's degree in International Air Transport Operations Management from ENAC (National School of Civil Aviation, France) and Bachelor's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Anna University (India). Sasi has previously worked with Aircraft Manufacturer (AIRBUS), Airport and Aircraft parts supplier.

Sasi is CORSIA / EU ETS auditor responsible for carrying out audits under CORSIA and EU ETS regulations for clients across the globe. He is proficient in English and Tamil, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Dilveer Singh, Director, VERIFAVIA (Singapore) Pte.Ltd
Dilveer Singh, Director, VERIFAVIA (Singapore) Pte.Ltd Based in Singapore and having studied Aeronautical Engineering, Dilveer Singh has also performed various other roles in the Aviation Industry such as Piloting, Sales and Trading. Dilveer was previously the Asia Pacific Director of Green Aviation International Association actively involved with sustainable efforts in the field and participating in the annual Aviation Carbon conference held in Heathrow.
 
Dilveer is our Director in Singapore, is also a CORSIA & EU ETS Auditor, is well versed in English, Mandarin, Punjabi and Hindi.