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Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer
Julien Dufour, Chief Executive Officer Julien Dufour is Chairman & CEO of VERIFAVIA, and Chairman of VERIFAVIA SHIPPING-IHM

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 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
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, 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 / ACA
Mathias Grossmann, Director Aviation, CORSIA / EU 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 / ACA
Kaustubh Dilip Deshpande, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU 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.
Ismar Sabanovic, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / ACA
Ismar Sabanovic, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / ACA Ismar holds BSc degrees in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida. Ismar 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 an EU ETS, CORSIA and Airport Carbon auditor based in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Ismar is fluent in English and Bosnian, as well as in other similar languages from the former Yugoslavia.
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU ETS / ACA
Azhar Ahmed SAYEED, Aviation Manager, CORSIA / EU 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.
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS / ACA
Sasikumar K.K, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU 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.
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.
Carla Dawn Audroing, Shipping Manager, EU MRV / IMO DCS
Carla Dawn Audroing, Shipping Manager, EU MRV / IMO DCS 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.

Carla is an EU MRV and IMO DCS auditor. Carla speaks English, she is studying French, and she is based in Paris.
Stanko Obad, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Stanko Obad, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU 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.
 
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 is a CORSIA and EU ETS auditor based in Cairo, and she speaks Arabic and English.
Melissa D'souza, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Melissa D'souza, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU 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 Chandigarh, India.     
Ankit Shukla, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Ankit Shukla, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Ankit holds a bachelor’s degree from The Aeronautical Society of India and a certificate in Aircraft maintenance engineering from Delhi Flying Club.

He has 8+ years of industry experience in line maintenance and flight operations department. Ankit worked at SpiceJet Ltd. as a Sr. Performance engineer in their flight operations department to develop their own fuel conservation-cum-monitoring cell and in-house Pilot performance and reporting tool. He has also worked on various Airports eAIP to develop airport databases and evaluating aircraft's performance for B737/8/9 and DH8D type of aircrafts.

Ankit is a CORSIA and EU ETS auditor and is based in Chandigarh. He speaks English and Hindi.
Subha Iyengar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Subha Iyengar, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS Subha has a Master's degree in aviation from École Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and a Bachelor's degree in electrical & electronics engineering.

Subha's experience in the aviation industry includes airport planning at ADP Ingénierie, a Groupe ADP subsidiary and at Bangalore International Airport Limited.

Subha is a CORSIA and EU ETS auditor. She speaks English, French, Kannada, Tamil and Hindi. She is based in Paris, France.
Himanshu Rai Sharma, Junior Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Himanshu Rai Sharma, Junior Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Himanshu is an Undergraduate Aeronautical Engineering Student in the final year at School of Aeronautics, Neemrana. Himanshu holds a Technical Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and has completed an internship in Air India where he assisted the senior Aircraft Maintenance Engineers in performing maintenance procedures during engine overhauling.

Himanshu is a CORSIA Auditor based in Chandigarh, India. He speaks English, Hindi and Punjabi.
Vineet Nair, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU ETS
Vineet Nair, Aviation Auditor, CORSIA / EU 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.
 
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.