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Julien Dufour, President
Julien Dufour, President Julien Dufour is President of VERIFAVIA SAS & Subsidiaries.

Julien is also Director at Aviation Carbon Events 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, General Director
Nicolas Duchêne, General Director
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 General Director and leads our technical team as VP Technical. Nicolas is also an EU MRV, IMO DCS, CORSIA, EU ETS and Airport Carbon auditor. 

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
Yuvraj Thakur, VP Commercial - Shipping, and General Manager Verifavia Technical Services & Verifavia Shipping-IHM (Singapore)
Yuvraj Thakur, VP Commercial - Shipping, and General Manager Verifavia Technical Services & Verifavia Shipping-IHM (Singapore) 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, our Global Head of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM), and the General Manager of Verifavia Technical Services (VTS). Yuvraj is also an EU MRV and IMO DCS auditor, and Hazmat expert. 

Yuvraj speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Mathias Grossmann, Director Aviation, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
Mathias Grossmann, Director Aviation, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
Mathias holds an MSc in Economics from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). He has worked at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), where he has been involved in the development of the ICAO CORSIA CO2 Estimation and Reporting Tool (CERT) and has also supported ICAO Member States in the development of their State Action Plan aiming to reduce CO2 emissions by implementing mitigation measures.

Mathias is our Director for Aviation, and is a CORSIA, EU ETS and Airport Carbon auditor. Mathias speaks English and French, is currently based in Paris.
Kaustubh Dilip Deshpande, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
Kaustubh Dilip Deshpande, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA 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 at Jet Airways. He holds a Master's degree in Physics from the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai.

Kaustubh is a CORSIA, EU ETS and Airport Carbon auditor and our Aviation Manager. Kaustubh speaks English, Hindi, Marathi, and based in Chandigarh, India.
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
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).
 
Azhar 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.
 
Azhar is a CORSIA, EU ETS and Airport Carbon auditor, and is based in Paris. He speaks English, French, Hindi, Kannada, and Urdu.
Souha Belhaj Messaoud, QSE Manager & Auditor
Souha Belhaj Messaoud, QSE Manager & Auditor
Souha is a chemical system engineer. She holds a doctor degree from the University of Tokyo, Japan, as well as a Master of Sciences from the National Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, Tunisia.
 
Souha is our Quality-Safety-Environment Manager. She has almost 10 years of experience in quality management and gained quality best practices through her experience in numerous industries. She worked as a desalination plant manager in a water treatment and water supply company, a process engineer in a functional safety department of a car component manufacturer, a global alignment supervisor, and an analysis center leader in a beverage company. She had several Quality Assurance and Quality Control internships in heavy industries such as oil refinery, lubricant oils manufacturer, and cement producer.
 
Souha speaks Arabic, Tunisian Darija, French, English, and Japanese, and can handle beginner-level conversation in Spanish and German. She is based in Paris, France.
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS / ACA
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 a CORSIA, EU ETS and Airport Carbon auditor. He speaks English and Tamil, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Melissa D'souza, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Melissa D'souza, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Aviation Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation from Griffith University. She has a commercial pilot license and has also worked as an intern with an aviation consultation company, Aviation Projects, on projects such as aviation hazard assessment and airport planning and development.

Melissa is a CORSIA EU ETS auditor. She speaks English, Hindi and Marathi; and is based in Dubai, UAE.     
Himanshu Rai Sharma, Aviation Auditor & SAF Expert
Himanshu Rai Sharma, Aviation Auditor & SAF Expert
Himanshu is an Aeronautical Engineer with a keen interest and expertise in Sustainable Aviation Fuels, he has also hosted some webinars on the same topic. Himanshu holds a Bachelor's Degree & a Technical Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and has been with Verifavia since 2020.

Himanshu is a CORSIA/EU ETS/UK ETS Lead Auditor based in Chandigarh, India. Himanshu is also our Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Expert. He speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Vineet Nair, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Vineet Nair, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Vineet Nair is a graduate in Aviation & International Business from Edith Cowan University, Australia. He also holds a Frozen ATPL & GCAA Commercial Pilot License.
 
Vineet has experience working for an aviation software company that provides digitized solutions to the aviation industry with core in rostering management system and Billing reconciliation where he provided domain support to Airport vendors & Ground Handling companies.
 
Vineet speaks English, Hindi and Malayalam, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
 
Lizeth Claudio, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Lizeth Claudio, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Lizeth is an Aerospace Engineer from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She also holds a master’s degree from l'École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile in Toulouse, France. She has previously worked as an intern in the implementation of Safety Management Systems in the airports of Latin America and the Caribbean with Airports Council International.
 
Lizeth speaks Spanish, English and French and is based in Paris, France.
Patricia Pinilla, Airport / ACA Auditor
Patricia Pinilla, Airport / ACA Auditor Patricia holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental engineering from the Technological University of Panama. She also holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the Université Paris 7 (Paris Diderot). 

She has previously worked as a Quality Manager for an airline catering company and has experience as an environmental consultant in the construction and industrial sectors. 

Patricia speaks Spanish, English and French and is based in Paris, France.
Jasmine Bouaboud, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Jasmine Bouaboud, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Jasmine holds a master’s degree in Economics and Risk Management from the University of Paris Saclay and Ecole supérieure des systèmes de management, a master’s degree In Land Governance, Territories, risks and Environment from Agroparitech-Paris Saclay and a master’s degree in Business Law specialized in environment from University of Versailles-Paris Saclay.

She has worked as compliance, homologation, warranty assistant in the automotive industry on projects such as circular economy and as a data analyst in renewable energies where she assisted carbon neutral projects. 

Jasmine speaks Arabic, Darja, French, Kabyle, and English and she is based in Paris. 
 
Urvashi Pundir, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Urvashi Pundir, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Urvashi Pundir holds a master’s degree in Avionics and bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Amity University, Noida (India). She is also enrolled in post graduate program certification in Data Science and Business Analytics online from Texas McCombs, The University of Taxes at Austin.

Urvashi hold 3 years’ experience of working as an Aeronavigation Data Analyst with significant experience in interpreting and analysing data from NOTAM’s AIP’s, AIP supplements, AIRAC documents and other recognized aeronautical national documents to drive successful solutions related to navigation charts and navigational database as per ARINC specifications.

Urvashi is a CORSIA, EU ETS, and UK ETS Auditor. She speaks English and Hindi, and is based in Chandigarh, India.
Deepak Kumar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Deepak Kumar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Deepak Kumar has a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Amity University Haryana, India. He also holds a minor degree in Artificial Intelligence. During his academics, he has worked on many engineering projects including RC plane modellings and drones. 

He is working in the aviation domain since Feb 2020. During his previous role as an Aeronautical data analyst in Hitech digital solutions LLP, he was part of an early-stage project called “OBSTACLE+” for NAVBLUE. In 2 years of timeframe, he contributed to the project and established a full-scale production process for the project. He got recognition to become a trainer for the project from NAVBLUE. He is familiar with NAVBLUE products and aeronautical information publications.

Deepak is a CORSIA, EU ETS, and UK ETS Auditor and is based in Chandigarh, India. He speaks English & Hindi.
Shreya Khanna, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Shreya Khanna, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Shreya has 4 years of experience in aviation industry as Flight Data Analyst with Vistara Airlines. Her responsibilities were to plan the cabin crew roster as per the DGCA guidelines for 24/48/47 hrs window. She have performed gap analysis on monthly basis for actual v/s plan roster for cabin crew. Also, she assisted team for sprint testing and cost paring analysis at the time of implementation for Jeppesen Optimizers.
 
She has expertise in ARMS software, Jeppesen Optimizer and DGCA CAR regulations.
 
She has completed her PGDM Diploma in Business Analytics from BITS Pilani. She has done her MBA in Business Analytics from University of Petroleum and Energy studies. 

Languages known: Hindi and English 
Satish Kumar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Satish Kumar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Satish Kumar has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from VELS UNIVERISTY (India).
 
He has 2+ years of ITES industry experience & 4+ years of aviation industry experience in flight operation with significant hand-on experience in flight dispatch. Expertise in ARMS software, analyzing NOTAMS, Meteorological data, AIP supplements, AIRAC, monitoring & maintaining records as per the DGCA-CAR regulations and standards.
 
Satish is a CORSIA, EU ETS & UK ETS Aviation Auditor and is based in Chandigarh, India. He speaks Tamil, English & Hindi.
Stanko Obad, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Stanko Obad, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS Stanko is aviation professional holding a Master's degree in Air transport engineering from the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Stanko has extensive auditing experience working in the aviation industry as Quality Manager and Compliance Monitoring Manager, overseeing operations and maintenance environments

Stanko is an EU ETS and CORSIA auditor based in Croatia. He speaks English and Croatian, as well as other similar languages from the former Yugoslavia.
 
Gary Cleven, ACA Auditor
Gary Cleven, ACA Auditor
Gary has a degree in business from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. His experience in the aviation industry spans 30+ years and includes working in management at Canadian Airlines, American Airlines, Sabre, Lufthansa, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Consulting, Swissair, Air China/Airbus, and AeroInfo Systems/Boeing as an employee and consultant. He has also performed the Corporate Carbon Footprint verification of the parent company of a major international airline, including its subsidiaries.
 
Gary has performed ACA verifications in North America and worldwide since 2014 and previously performed EU ETS verification audits for 10 years, including more than 200 verification onsite visits at airlines worldwide. Gary is currently focused on performing Airport Carbon Accreditation verifications in Canada and the US. He speaks English and is based in Vancouver, Canada.
Hélène Manzoni, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Hélène Manzoni, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
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 is CORSIA an EU ETS auditor. She speaks French and English, and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Elena Torres, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Elena Torres, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / UK ETS
Elena is an aviation professional with expertise in Air Traffic Management, Area Navigation, Operations and Human Factors. Former Air Traffic Control Officer with over 13 years of experience in government area navigation services at  SJSC "Latvijas Gaisa Satiksme".
 
Holds a bachelor’s degree in applied sciences in Mathematics of Latvian University, bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management of RISEBA University of Applied Sciences.

Also a Professional certificate for Marketing Strategies of the University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom) and professional certificate for Project Management (USA).

Elena speaks English, Latvian, Russian and German languages.