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2023 French-Australian Excellence Awards: Here are the Winners!
By BS Team in Company, Uncategorized


The winners of the 2023 French-Australian Excellence Awards have been announced during an exciting Ceremony Dinner at the NSW Parliament in Sydney last Thursday.

Organized by Le Courrier Australien for the 3rd consecutive year, this prestigious event recognises exceptional individuals that have reached unparalleled heights in their respective fields, showcasing extraordinary talent and dedication that strengthens the bonds between France and Australia.

Entrepreneurship category supported by Bilateral Solutions

This year again, Bilateral Solutions has been honoured to be a proud partner of the event, and as expert-comptable/chartered accountant firm, was the natural supporter of the “Entrepreneurship” category.

During the ceremony, Martine Joly (GM Bilateral Solutions) announced the winner of this category.


The 2023 Entrepreneurship Award goes to Sandra Ira from France at Home, which offers its customers a wide range of French products and delights, both in-store and online. Their mission is to provide customers with an easy and convenient way to enjoy the best French products and share their passion for French culture.

Here are ALL the winners of 2023 French-Australian Excellence Award:


  • Solidarity & Community Awards: ex-aequo, Aurore Lorraine Nicolas and Jason Li
  • Arts & Culture Award (supported by Yves Hernot): Maud Page (Art Gallery NSW)
  • Entrepreneurship Award (supported by Bilateral Solutions): Sandra Ira (France at Home)
  • Sustainable Development Award (supported by Ponant): Ex-aequo, Audrey Barruchi (Conservation Volunteers Australia) and François Aguey (University of Sydney)
  • Research & Innovation Award (supported by Akuo Energy Pacific): Professor Pascale Guitera (University of Sydney)
  • Sport Award: Jessica Fox (Olympic Champion)
  • Women of the Year Award (supported by Champagne Tsarine): Julia Zemiro (television, presenter, radio host, actress – NSW)
  • Business-High Impact Award: Segolene Deeley-Keolis Downer
  • Excellence in Healthcare Prize: Laurent Saffré (Pierre Fabre Foundation)
  • Excellence in Equality Prize: James Johnson (Football Australia)


See all the official pictures of the 2023 French-Australian Excellence Awards ceremony: CLICK HERE


Congratulations to all the winners, and to the team from Le Courrier Australian, led by Francois Vantomme and who made this evening ceremony at the NSW Parliament so special.

To know more about Le Courrier Australien (Australia’s longest running foreign language newspaper)