At his current post, in Italy, he contributes to studies focusing on the northern part of Africa. His studies also covered the influence of external actors in Africa. Before being posted in Naples, he served in several positions in central services and Joint Staff Headquarters in the French Army. He attended a 2 years course at Inalco (National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations). In 2004, he graduated from Grenoble Management Business School where he obtained a master’s degree in international business.