Investment specialists, France


Carolyn Abela Rebiscoul - Investment Manager, Paris

Carolyn Abela-Rebiscoul

Tel: +33 (0)1 5677 1235

Carolyn Abela Rebiscoul is Investment Manager at Austrade Paris and works with international strategy and corporate development executives at large and medium sized companies to create the business case to invest in Australia across various sectors. As clean energy leader for Western Europe, Carolyn also leads Austrade’s trade and investment initiatives, notably on sustainable cities, energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Carolyn’s experience with the Australian Government since 2003 has allowed her to gain experience across various markets, notably in France, Ireland, Israel, Spain and the United Kingdom. Since starting in her role she has facilitated investment projects in different sectors including infrastructure, ICT, biotechnology and manufacturing. She previously held product management roles in telecom network services with Alcatel in Austria and with Vivendi Universal Networks in France.

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

Jean-Baptiste Nithart - Investment Commissioner, West Europe

Jean-Baptiste Nithart

Tel: +33 (0)1 5677 1234

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.

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