In order to better face the new challenges in the field of security, Amarante's team integrates skills and expertise from both the military field (former executives of elite units of the French Armed Forces) and civilians (specialised engineers, graduates of elite higher education institutions).
François-Xavier Barde joined Amarante in 2016 as Deputy CEO. He has since then been strengthening and supervising administrative functions, especially in the finance and legal departments.
François-Xavier made an important part of his career with a French group operating in Africa and the Indian Ocean region in the coton and agribusiness sectors. He held finance and accounting responsibilities, before joining the executive management of African subsidiaries. He then held finance and administrative positions in several French and North American private security companies, in Paris and Brussels.
François-Xavier holds a Master II in Finance/Macroeconomics and a Diploma of Accounting and Finance.