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 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 auditor of the French Defense Higher Studies Institute for Maritime Affairs.