Whether they are Lyon natives or people who have adopted the city, living in Lyon or abroad, they help to promote Lyon in France and around the world.
CORRESPONDENT IN BOSTON
A Franco-American, Julie-Anne Lutfi always dreamt of a life that would combine her two favorite cities: Lyon, where she grew up and Boston, where she studied law. Quite naturally, in 2016, she became ONLYLYON’s correspondent in Boston for the city’s 130 members of the Ambassadors network. A corporate lawyer, she has since then spread the “good word” among Bostonians. Involved in developing the Big Booster project (an international start-up acceleration program), she is also a go-to contact for Lyon inhabitants who wish to settle in the area.
Working in the gastronomical sphere with her company Tastimony, Anne-Sophie has clearly come up with the right recipe for bringing together London’s community of Lyonnais and promoting the city across the Channel. Anne-Sophie, who coaches UK teams selected for the Bocuse d’Or competition and the Pastry World Cup, never misses a chance to help people discover Lyon.
After spending 11 years in Australia, Leo Denes became ONLYLYON’s Sydney correspondent in June 2016. He has built up a network of 150 Ambassadors there. The founder of the Australiance website, which offers services and advice to help people successfully expatriate to Australia, he also organises events that showcase Lyon to Australian startups. To thank him for the role he played in bringing Australian firm Award Force to Lyon, he was awarded an ONLYLYON prize in 2017. In 2019, he organised a Festival of Lights event that echoed Sydney’s VIVID music and light festival.
A consultant for French companies, Guillaume Dubuis has lived in Moscow for 25 years. An ONLYLYON correspondent since 2017, he manages the Muscovite community, which today has fifty members. A figure he wishes to ramp up by organizing more events and highlighting the activity of Lyon-area businesses in Russia. An effective scout, he presents Lyon’s strengths and advantages to business decision makers in the city he now calls home, and facilitates the work of Lyon delegations to build relationships between Lyon and Moscow.