Investment specialists, France

 

Jean-Baptiste Nithart - Investment Commissioner

Tel: +33 (0)1 5677 1234

Jean-Baptiste has been an investment specialist working for the Australian Government since 1995. His areas of focus include the defence and major economic infrastructure sectors.

For 7 years prior to joining the Australian Government, Jean-Baptiste was the General Manager of a Paris based multi-media company.

Jean-Baptiste is a French national, graduated in 1988 from a Paris business school, with a major in international marketing and is also a graduate of the Executive Education Programs of HEC and Thunderbird University. He speaks French and English. In January 2013, Jean-Baptiste received an Australia Day Achievement medallion in recognition of his significant contribution to bringing foreign direct investment to Australia.

Carolyn Abela Rebiscoul - Investment Director

Carolyn Abela-Rebiscoul

Tel: +33 (0)1 5677 1235

Carolyn Abela Rebiscoul has been an investment specialist working for the Australian Government since 2003. Her areas of focus include the natural resources, renewable energy, energy storage, as well as space technologies and services sectors.

Prior to joining the Australian Government, Carolyn held product management roles in telecom network services with Alcatel (now Nokia) and network provider Vivendi Universal Networks.

Carolyn holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) in Austria. A native English speaker, she is fully fluent in French and German and at ease working in Spanish.

Thibaut Buat, Investment Manager

Tel: +33 (1) 5677 1243

Thibaut Buat is an investment specialist for the services and technology sector with a focus on disruptive technologies and the defence sector.

Prior to joining Austrade in 2016, Thibaut worked in Latin America as the French Desk manager at PwC, assisting and advising French companies entering the Mexican and Brazilian market.

Thibaut is a French national, graduated from a French business school with a major in international business. Thibaut has spent several years living in Latin America, Canada, Australia and China, and speaks French, English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Freddy Dutoit, Investment Manager

Tel: +33 (1) 5677 1233

Freddy Dutoit is an investment specialist for the agribusiness and the international health sectors.

Prior to joining Austrade in 2016, Freddy was the Marketing Manager for a Belgian fresh food promotion agency on the French and Swiss market.

A Belgian national, Freddy has also worked for the Canadian government in the IT and medical sectors in Belgium helping Canadian firms export to Belgium.

He holds a master degree in Economics and Philosophy and speaks English, French, Dutch, German and understands Italian and Spanish.

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