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Bayan Yazdani

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Bayan has developed rich experience across the international development and not-for-profit sectors.

He now undertakes diverse projects with universities and government clients in public policy evaluation, leadership development and strategy development. He has led diverse teams in the fields of intercultural education, international affairs and multicultural community engagement. He has been 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 environmental, social and governance (ESG); climate change adaptation and sustainable development.

Influential work

  • Designed, facilitated and evaluated influential leadership development programs for executive level leaders at multiple Australian Government departments and universities
  • Undertook comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis to evaluate a complex series of public policy programs aimed at supporting natural disaster recovery, part of a Australian Government fund valued at over AUD$2 billion
  • Consulted senior stakeholders across a major unit of a large Australian Government department to develop its medium-to-long term organisational strategy to mitigate risks and effectively manage change and uncertainty
  • Developed workshop materials to build the internal monitoring and evaluation capability of an Australian Government agency
  • Mentored several secondary students to present proposals addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance summit.

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 organisation (NFP) 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 NFP 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, travelling 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 community.

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