Born Global: Paris

Advance is celebrating the success of the Australian diaspora and alumni with a dose of Australian spirit: Annette Young, prominent journalist and presenter for France 24 and creator and host of The 51 Percent – a TV program shedding lights on women reshaping our world; Catherine Martell, International Communications & Knowledge Management Director of Ipsos; John Denton, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Commerce and member of the United Nations Global Compact Board – a position helping to turn sustainable development in private sectors into reality; Frederic Calinaud – an employment lawyer and founding partner of the French law firm Calinaud David Avocats and Maxence Douet – co-founder of Animate Storiz – a digital solution company making video production easy.

Originally from Australia and now based in Paris, Annette has reported from parts of Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Both curious and passionate, she is a journalist who has simultaneously fitted in and stood out, thriving in the media industry.

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Frederic Calinaud (ABIE Board Member) once aspired to be an actor. But instead of pursuing an acting career, he became a lawyer, presenting facts to defend the rights of his clients in court – a different type of performing stage where he is shining bright.

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John W.H. Denton AO is laying the groundwork to future-proof the global economy – by making strides in sustainable development.   He recently moved to Paris to take the helm at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as Secretary General

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Alumnus of University of Melbourne and co-founder of Paris-based digital solution company Animate Storiz, Maxence Douet, understands the ecosystem of the digital space. He has embraced emerging trends and offers people a way to see the world with new eyes through digital curation and online videos.

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Catherine Martell is a successful global communicator who brings a dynamic spirit and profound experience in marketing and communications. Originally from Melbourne, her career has always revolved around understanding the needs of people and communities

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