Captain Joachim Valmont

co-opted member


 Captain Joachim Andrea Valmont debuted his seafaring career in 1979 and went through multiple training that took him to Madagascar and UK to finally qualified as Home Trade Master in 1989.

From 1989 Capt. Valmont sailed as Master on different vessels until January 2011 when he joined the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration (SMSA) as Director General.

As Head of the Seychelles Maritime Safety Administration Capt. Valmont had the opportunity to undergo numerous trainings offered by the International Marime Organization (IMO) and other International Organization that includes Assessment and Examination of Seafarers, Instructors, Port State Control Inspection, Maritime Casualty Investigation, Maritime Security Management System (ISPS Code) Quality Management Systems Lead Auditor using ISO 9001: 2015 among others and was appointed as IMO Maritime Ambassador for Seychelles.

Capt. Valmont was appointed as the Chief Executive Offcer of the newly transformed Seychelles Maritime Safety Authority in 2020 and retired in August 2023.

Capt. Valmont is currently the Deputy Chairperson of the Seychelles Marime Academy Board of Directors and doing part time lecturing at the Academy.