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Bayan Yazdani

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Before joining Nous, Bayan developed rich experience across the international development and not-for-profit sectors.

He now undertakes diverse projects with federal government clients for Nous’ public policy and organisational performance and leadership practices. His leadership of diverse teams across intercultural education, interfaith relations, international affairs and multicultural community engagement has seen him recognised as a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, New Colombo Plan Scholar, and Australian delegate for the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program. Bayan has strong interests in climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

Influential work

  • Assisting in the design, delivery and evaluation of multiple intensive leadership development programs for executive level leaders at large federal government departments
  • Undertaking extensive stakeholder engagement and qualitative analysis to comprehensively evaluate a major policy response to a series of large-scale natural disasters
  • Mentored several secondary students to present proposals addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance summit
  • Organised an international COVID-19 disaster relief fundraiser, raising over five million rupiah, to provide Indonesian waste assortment workers with urgent supplies
  • Conducted over 40 advanced translations from English to Mandarin Chinese for the Australia-China Youth Association and ranked ninth worldwide in the 2019 Chinese Bridge Mandarin Proficiency Competition.

Outside of Nous

Before joining Nous Bayan worked as a Service Officer for the Australian Electoral Commission and volunteered as the People and Culture Director of Young Australians in International Affairs, a youth-led not-for-profit dedicated to inspiring and preparing the next generation of young Australians to navigate the Indo-Pacific century. While studying at university, he published articles promoting biodiversity conservation and wildlife protection for an environmental not-for-profit organisation and was President of the Baha’i Society.

Bayan holds a Master of Business Administration (international trade and development) from The University of Adelaide; and a Bachelor of Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (international relations and environmental studies) and a Bachelor of Letters (French) from Flinders University.

In his spare time...

Bayan loves hiking, reading, traveling and learning languages. He lived in Asia for three years and speaks Persian, Chinese, French and some Indonesian. He enjoys playing European handball and serving the local community.

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