Valerio has a MSc Degree in Naval Architecture and has been working in the shipbuilding industry for twenty years. His experience includes the design and construction of large commercial vessels, offshore vessels and superyachts. After two years serving as Officer on board ships of the Italian Navy and as Lecturer at the Italian Navy Academy, his business career started in London UK in 2001. Here he worked for one of the biggest offshore operators in the world, experiencing the complexity of the operations management for offshore vessels as well as large shipbuilding conversion projects. In 2004, Valerio moved to the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) where he gained knowledge of the Classification and Certification side of the ship and yacht building industry. During this time, he worked as the single point of contact for the Classification of the Heesen Yachts fleet designed and built during the period 2004-2006, including amongst others; MY LET IT BE, MY SIROCCO and MY MAN OF STEEL. Valerio’s drive to grow his shipbuilding knowledge brought him to relocate in 2006, with his family, to The Netherlands. Here he was appointed as Project Manager of Shipbuilding for a two-year offshore vessel conversion project. In this role, Valerio worked successfully as Owner representative and was confirmed in the same role for the following eight-year new build program, until the end of 2016. Living in The Netherlands, immersed in the local yacht building culture, reignited his love for this industry. In 2017, Valerio set up his own company; Five Management and signed his first contract as Project Manager Consultant for the Design and Engineering of OCEANCO new build projects (MY DP146, SY PA384, MY PA421, MY Y721) and Damen Yacht Support conversion project (YS P1360). In January 2019, Valerio joined TWW Yacht Management in a varied role matching his expertise as Yacht Manager and Technical Project Manager for the TWW Yacht Management fleet. Valerio’s diverse knowledge strengthens TWW Yacht Management’s core mission to support Yacht Owners and their yachts alike.