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Jean-Baptiste Nithart is Investment Commissioner Western Europe, based in Paris, leading the Austrade Investment Team across Western Europe and the WE Resources Technologies, Services and Processing team. He is part of the WE Infrastructure team and is also working in France to promote investment to Australia and attract French companies.
Jean-Baptiste has been working for the Australian Government since 1995. He was formerly Investment Director at Invest Australia from July 2002 and held a similar position with Austrade Paris for three years from 1999.
In his investment role, Jean-Baptiste has worked with tier 1 & tier 2 companies in Belgium, France, Italy and Spain and has contributed to the success of many investment projects across the advanced manufacturing, biotech, ICT, infrastructure, resources, or services industries.
From 1995 until he moved into an investment role, Jean-Baptiste was Marketing Director at Austrade Paris with a special focus on the ICT and defence sectors, including offset obligations.
Jean-Baptiste graduated in 1988 from EDC, a French business school, with a major in marketing. He is a French native speaker.