ANZ Opens French Office in Paris

The opening of the French branch of the Australian and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), ABIE’s latest corporate member, was celebrated with a lunch in the private residence of H.E. Mr Stephen Brady, AO CVO, Ambassador of Australia to the French Republic on June 2.

The bank, already present in London and Frankfurt, believes its strong Asian presence will facilitate French multi-nationals in their push into the region. In Paris for the event, The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, said in his speech that “Australia is open for business”, adding that he looked forward to a free trade agreement between France and Australia. Pictured at the lunch, left to right, Mr Jean Barbizet, CEO of ANZ France, (formerly with Barclays), The Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, Parlimentary Secretary to the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment and H.E. Mr Stephen Brady, AO CVO, Ambassador of Australia to the French Republic.