Laurent launched his career as a Jurist specialising in social and labour law in 1995 and has since been affiliated initially with French corporates and soon with leading global organisations engaged in the fields of resilience and civil military issues. These include the UN-Habitat (UNHSP), the International Rescue Committee (IRC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO – the European Commission’s department for overseas humanitarian aid and civil protection), Doctors of the World. Action Against Hunger, Mission East, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO). During this time Laurent received in-depth exposure in crisis mediation, alleviation of human suffering and international aid across many countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, China, India and the Central African Republic.
A Public Law graduate from the Université d’Aix-Marseille, Laurent holds a second Bachelor’s qualification in Political Science and a Master’s qualification in Labor and Social Law from Faculté de Droit & Science Politique. He has also held a number of prominent memberships as a former board member of the SPHERE project, the Civil Military Coordination Working Group for Afghanistan, and as the former Chairman of both the Civil Military Coordination Working Group and Humanitarian Donor Group for Afghanistan.