Nicolas Duchêne

Technical Director International Chamber of Shipping


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 the Chief Operating Officer (COO) & VP Technical of Verifavia and leader of the technical team when it comes to EU MRV, IMO DCS (2000+ ships every year), EEXI / CII as well as IT system certification services. He developed extensive experience in the field of independent verification under the ISO 14065 norm and is an approved EU MRV and IMO DCS lead auditor, as well as an Hazmat expert. He is responsible for the maintenance of the accreditations delivered to Verifavia by COFRAC, UKAS and SAC as well as for the continuous development of innovative tools, methods and processes used by shipping auditors to deliver high-quality output.

Nicolas speaks English and French and is based in the head office of Verifavia in Paris, France.