Pierre Johannessen

Pierre Johannessen

Pierre Johannessen is showing young people from the slums of Bangladesh to the peaks of Nepal how incredibly able they are as individuals, and how immensely powerful they are together.


Why you should listen to him

Together we can

Pierre is a human rights activist, journalist, spokesperson for the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development, partner in a law firm and recipient of the ACT Young Australian of the Year award. He is also the voluntary CEO and co-founder of the Big Bang Ballers, an international not-for-profit that uses the game of basketball to fight youth poverty and social disadvantage around the world.

Pierre believes our world needs more dreamers, more people reaching for the upper limits of the stars. He also thinks you’re awesome, and wishes you knew just how powerful you are.

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