About us

P.I.A.F SOLUTIONS is a non profit organization dedicated to the promotion of international cooperation in the cultural and educational fields. It was founded on March 2021 by a group of senior executives who formerly served in France’s cooperation network.

It aims at promoting, producing and disseminating innovative and original artistic forms in France, Europe and the world. It wishes to encourage excellence and dialogue between cultures, through events, mediation and skills aquisition.

The association also develops a solidarity action of advice and expertise.

Finally, it proposes an innovative and open educational activity with a digital work environment dedicated to the teaching and learning of French: P.I.A.F.’s education platform.

SOLUTIONS P.I.A.F for Pôle d’Ingénierie et d’Appui à la Francophonie, is a non-profit association under the French law of 1901, created on March, 2021 whose statutory purpose is to :

<<to create and provide cultural, pedagogical and cooperation solutions adapted to the institutions of the French-speaking world.>>
(extracts from the official statutes of creation of the P.I.A.F. solutions association)

RNA n° W353021664 – N°SIREN : 905289443 00012

Our board

Gérald Candelle, president of PIAF solutions

Expert in management and management of organizations. Consultant in international mobility and expatriation. Head of Recruitment and HR Development for the Fondation des Alliances Françaises (2012-2017), former Director of the Alliances Françaises of Johannesburg and Soweto, General Coordinator of Southern Africa and Director of the Alliance Française of Hong Kong.


Nathalie Lacoste, vice-president of PIAF solutions

Independent consultant and trainer in organization and strategy and expertise in engineering of international cultural projects. Former director of Youth and Culture Centers and Alliances Françaises (Buenos Aires, Assumption, Mendoza…)

Alain-Joseph Marquer, treasurer of PIAF solutions

After working for the Shlumberger and Hachette groups, he multiplied his missions for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Saudi Arabia, United States, Canada, Korea, Peru…). He returned to Paris as Director of International Relations for the Alliance Française de Paris from 2000 to 2007.

Our team

Nicolas Mezzalira, director of PIAF Solutions

International cooperation project manager, artistic director and storyteller. Former Regional Attaché for Cultural and Audiovisual Cooperation for Central America, Secretary General and Director of Courses of the French Institutes of Frankfurt and Mainz, Director General of the Alliance Française of Lima, President of EUNIC Peru.

Olivier Leroy, in charge of the PIAF education platform

Teacher in the National Education at the University and sections of higher technicians. (accounting – finance and economics – law). President of the Alliance Française of Laon / Hauts de France.

Photo Charles Perraud

Charles Perraud, responsible for the Salt Bridges program

Director of the Guérande Salt Cooperative from 1990 to 2005 and harvesting producer, expert in solidarity action on the subjects of controlled denomination of origin and protected geographical indication.

Margaux Guillou, webdesigner trainee

Trained at the AFPA in Balma as a UI Designer in 2023. He did his internship in the P.I.A.F. team in September and October 2023.

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