Jean-Jacques started his career with a merchant navy background, holding a Master Mariner & Chief Engineer unlimited ticket. After eight years at sea on passenger & offshore vessels, he moved ashore as a marine surveyor for Lloyd’s Register and completed his studies in London with a British Maritime Law diploma. After four years as a surveyor, mainly dedicated to yacht surveys, he became technical superintendent of the dive support vessels fleet of SBM Offshore in Monaco. Jean-Jacques then had the opportunity to join the yachting industry as a senior fleet manager and occupied positions as a managing partner and executive committee member of an industry leading brokerage company. In parallel to these activities he is an appointed auditor for the French Government on maritime affairs.