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).
Pierre Carrel joined Amarante in 2015 as Africa Operations Manager. In 2017, he also became Head of the Training Department.
Pierre has lived and worked for nearly ten years in West Africa for various United Nations Agencies such as UNESCO, the UNDP and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. He was based in Mali before and during the crisis that shook the country, and he served the UN Office of Coordination and the Peacekeeping Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
An attentive observer of the geostrategic, security and social issues in the Sahel, Pierre Carrel has given lectures and courses in geopolitics at the University of Aix-Marseille, the Catholic Institute of Paris and the Université Libre de Bruxelles.