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Certificate in Safety and Risk Management for Shipping and Offshore

Online course in managing safety culture in the shipping and offshore sector

Starts 8 June 2020

Distance Learning


Valerio de Rossi  

Experienced Master Mariner and Chartered Marine Technologist with a career spanning over 28 years in the maritime and offshore oil and gas industry with international assignments in Brazil, India, South Korea, West Africa, Egypt, Norway, Holland, United Arab Emirates, South Africa. I have held positions of increasing responsibilities including Ship's Captain, Offshore Installation Manager, Marine Superintendent, Marine Consultant, and Marine Manager.

I have a wealth of experience in managing fleet of specialized vessels ensuring regulatory compliance and marine operations excellence. Additional duties as Company Security Officer, Flag designated Person, technical marine Authority. Education includes a Master’s degree in Marine Operations and Safety Management, and an interdisciplinary research Doctorate from the Institute of Work-Based Learning at Middlesex University, with a thesis on effective management in multicultural contexts.

Professional Qualifications include:

  • Master Mariner Certificate of Competency
  • Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Chartered Marine Technologist
  • Chartered Manager and Member of the Chartered Management Institute


  • Winner of the IMC Golden Helm Excellence Awards for Offshore services (2015) - Middle East, IMC
  • Winner of the IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards – Individual Category (2019) UK Chapter

I’m the author of the Books:

Ask, T., De Rossi, V. (2019)”Reeds Marine Surveying” 3rd Edition, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, London ISBN 9781472960122

De Rossi, V. (2011) “Cross-Cultural Safety: Effective management in multi-cultural contexts”, Lambert

Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken, ISBN 978-3-8443-9500-6