Novi Andriyanto has six years of working experience in the public sector of a developing country. He has been an Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Finance, the Republic of Indonesia. He holds a Bachelor’s of Applied Science in Accounting, as well as multiple training and courses in relevant subjects of his works such as treasury, finance, economics, risk management, and internal control. Recently, he became a member of the Ministry of Finance COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery Program Supervisory Task Force. He acted as a Project Management Office Member who oversees the performance and reporting processes of the task force that look after Rp692 billion rupiahs of the program’s budget. In this project, he acquired many skills related to managing the state budgets and helped the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia improve the effectiveness and the efficiency of the program so that it could help curb the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. He is a policy and development professional who has always been eager to learn more about government, economics, public policy, and international relations. Furthermore, he is always passionate about building communities and has a keen interest in building a network through collaboration with other professionals.
Untari has four years of experience in the capital market industry and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the Faculty of Economics and Business Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). Currently, she works as a Potential Listing Development Analyst at Indonesia Stock Exchange. She covers several capital market products, predominantly equity IPO. She does deal sourcing for potentially listed companies and advises c-level management of potentially listed companies on their IPO process, of any sector or company size; as well as links them with capital market professionals and supporting institutions. She also researches efforts to increase the number of listed companies in Indonesia which will often translate into listing regulations & policies in the Indonesian capital market. Previously, she serves as a Commissioner in a company that serves small-medium scaled fish farm entrepreneurs that she co-founded during her study in UGM. Having on-ground experience in interacting with entrepreneurs at many levels made Untari realized how important public policy is in order to better our society, which ultimately will improve people’s welfare and quality of life. This is the reason that she is interested in making the capital market or any kind of financing options, in general, to be more accessible.
Roy Hendrawan has more than 10 years of work experience in the Government of Indonesia (ministries and agency). Roy has been working with the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform of the Republic of Indonesia (MABR) as a Policy Analyst that enabled him to contribute to developing the national policies of civil service management by conducting analysis in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of policies and giving recommendation to policymakers. Previously, he had worked in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (MFA) as a Treasurer and General Affair Officer that supported finance and technical area. He also worked in a multicultural environment abroad as Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in France that proven his ability to work in an international context. After he had earned a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Indonesia, he continued to work in Ombudsman of the Republic of Indonesia in assisting the surveillance and complaint handling of public service, especially in the human resources area. He has good analytical skills and a strong willingness to change government for betterment and development according to best practices of management. As a Policy Analyst, his ultimate goal is to take part in transforming civil service management in order to build highly qualified civil servants that enhancing the quality of public services, as a social goal that matters to him.
Amanda CrearyUnited States (Org: The Task Force for Global Health)
Amanda Creary completed her graduate studies at Mercer University, gaining her Master of Public Health degree. She has been working for Training Programs in Epidemiology and Public Health Interventions Network (TEPHINET), a program at The Task Force for Global Health, a non-profit subsidiary of Emory University. She previously worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supporting grants, proposals, contracts, and the Office of Budget Services. At TEPHINET, Amanda provides project management, logistical and programmatic support for multiple projects and special initiatives. Most recently, she has worked with Polio Eradication efforts in Pakistan and supports the in-country Field Epidemiology Laboratory Training Program. She has a passion for healthcare, humanitarianism, and servitude and excitement to use knowledge, skills, and mentorship to continue a career in global health. During Amanda’s free time, she volunteers as a patient advocate, helping low-income families and individuals with medical debt forgiveness, which has also influenced her career in the public health sector.
Bree MurrinUnited States (Org: Landesa)
Ahmidu Barrie has over ten years of experience in non-profit administration, logistics, and management. Ahmidu earned his first degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Fourah Bay College in Sierra Leone in 2010 and later pursued his post-graduate degree in public administration at the Institute of Public Administration and Management (IPAM). His drive to help his country comes from seeing his parents work very hard to take care of their family, as well as his experience of being abducted and forced to be a child soldier during his country’s civil war. After working with Wellbody Alliance, a local NGO that helped care for amputees and others with war wounds, he knew his life’s work was to help the poorest of the poor. He established the Community Health Worker Program, which brought care to the doorsteps of people living with HIV and TB across Kono District. When Ebola came to Sierra Leone in 2014, Partners In Health began working with Wellbody, and they eventually merged. During this time, as lead Logistician, Ahmidu was tasked with creating Ebola care and treatment centers across two districts. Currently, as Chief Operating Officer for Partners In Health Sierra Leone, Ahmidu is helping shepherd the development of the Maternal Center of Excellence, which aims to improve health outcomes for women in a country with one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the world. Ahmidu is eager to learn from the experiences of his colleagues and hopes that sharing his experience in health systems strengthening in low-resource settings will be of use to others. The skills and training that he hopes to acquire will enable him to improve his capacities as a leader and be an even stronger advocate of social justice, health equity, and education.
Esther MutaniTanzania (Org: Heifer International)
Esther Mutani is currently working as an Assistant Director of Finance for Heifer International Tanzania since June 2019. In this role she is responsible for coordinating operational planning and budgeting, preparing organizational financial reports, and assisting and maintaining strong internal financial controls. Prior to this, she served as the Senior Finance and Administration Officer for South West Cluster and North East Zone in Heifer Tanzania since January 2008. Thereafter, she worked as a Senior Accountant through May 2019 in the country program’s head office. While serving in various positions, Esther acquired vast experience in working with various donors, such as American Red Cross, Starbucks Foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, EU, MasterCard Foundation, VSF Belgium, and Winrock International. Esther is very passionate about accounting and financial management, and trained and supported the Heifer Tanzania Finance team in this area, especially on the ERP Accounting System. While working with Heifer International, she participated in the co-mentoring program and provided capacity building on the internal review and planning exercises. She also supported the current ERP accounting system with Heifer Uganda, Heifer Kenya, Heifer Zambia, Heifer Malawi, and Heifer Zimbabwe, on-site and remotely. Esther is a strong believer in Heifer International’s mission, which is “to work with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.”
Miriam ReventlowGermany (Org: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims)
As Director of Operations, Miriam Reventlow supports a global network of human rights and health organizations fighting against torture. She has worked with the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) which has its Secretariat in Copenhagen, Denmark, and 161 members in 76 countries who support over 50,000 torture victims each year. In her current position, Miriam is responsible for driving organizational and strategic development with the management team, taking responsibility for financial management, staff development, and technological transformation. She initially came to the IRCT as an international lawyer and supported local organizations to influence laws and policies holding their government accountable to their human rights obligations. She went on to build and spearhead an advocacy team with global reach, engaging with the United Nations and regional bodies, such as the African Union and European Commission to strengthen the international recognition of the rights of torture victims. She worked on numerous projects with IRCT members around the globe, gave training, and held presentations. Previously, Miriam also worked for the Red Cross, the German Foreign Office, and the DIHK. Miriam holds a Master’s degree in International Law and studied in Germany and South Africa, which inspired her passion for fighting for human rights and space for civil society to act and speak out.
Vassia PapachristouGreece (Org: METAdrasi)
Vassia Papachristou lives in Athens, Greece. She studied Finance and Accounting at Athens University of Economics and Business and later on she earned a Master’s degree in Charity Marketing and Fundraising (City University London). She works as Head of Finance for METAdrasi, a Greek NGO with the mission of facilitating the reception and integration of refugees and migrants in Greece. She started working for METAdrasi as Finance manager at the beginning of the refugee emergency in Europe. In her capacity as Finance Manager, she had to adapt to work with projects more than tripled the annual budget while at the same time trying to find ways to cope with this increase to create and adapt systems better suited to monitoring and controlling the activities. Prior to that, Vassia worked for the Hellenic Cardiac Society, a scientific organization that provided scholarships to young Greek doctors in top universities around the world. She is devoted to a career in the nonprofit sector and passionate about the protection of human rights, especially children and minority groups.
Junior LozamaHaiti (Org: Heifer International)
Jean Junior Lozama is 44 years old and lives in Les Cayes, Haiti. He studies administrative sciences at Public University of South Aux Cayes (UPSAC) with many years of experiences in administrative and financial
management and in supporting the implementation of development projects of a social and economic nature. He also studied linguistics at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics in the State University of Haiti with years in language
teaching at the secondary school level. Junior Lozama has started in June 2018 an MBA in leadership and sustainability at Cumbria University in the UK in partnership with Robert Kennedy College in Switzerland. And, he has already submitted his final dissertation. Junior worked from 2006 to 2009 for the “Evangelical Baptist Mission of South Haiti” (in French acronym MEBSH) as assistant to the accountant and then as an accountant. From 2007 to 2009, he assisted two professors in the courses of financial mathematics and accounting principles at the “Public University of South Aux Cayes (UPSAC). Since November 2009, Junior Lozama has
worked for Heifer International Haiti initially as an administrator/accountant then as a finance officer. Junior Lozama has about 15 years of experience in administration, accounting, and financial management. Some social issues of his interest are particularly local development and education.
Mialy Rasoanarivony is a Business Analyst. She has an educational background up to a Master’s degree in the environmental and financial fields. Her current position has allowed her to deepen her understanding of the economic realities of her country – Madagascar. For one, she has strengthened her leadership skills by surrounding herself with Entity Executors. In addition, she has shown a strong interest in sustainable finance and is therefore aware of the important role that the private sector plays in sustainable development.
Kristina Shingalova has three and a half years of experience in the non-profit sector and earned a Specialist degree in Organizational Management of Organization from the Russian International Academy of Tourism in Kazan, Russia. During her three years as Customer Relations Officer at AWRostamani Group in the United Arab Emirates, she helped improve the company’s marketing strategies and initiated the collection of plastic bottles and paper waste to provide wheelchairs for children with disabilities in collaboration with Red Crescent in Dubai and a non-profit organization from Serbia. Previously, Kristina worked in various banks where she assisted clients with financial advice and for a major tour operator Pegas Touristic as a tour guide interpreter and hotel guide where she helped plan and organize trips for MICE groups. In 2019, Kristina volunteered at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She also helped raise funds for the local animal shelter by collecting plastic, paper, and cans in the community, and volunteered as a knitting instructor at the Center for Children with Special Needs in 2011 and 2010 to help develop fine motor skills in children in her hometown in Chuvashia, Russia. Through these experiences, Kristina developed strong fundraising and project management skills. She is heavily involved in the field of human ecology and has a keen interest in finding solutions to environmental challenges and developing youth policy.
Maha SaymehPalestinian Territories
Maha Saymeh has over seven years of experience in the non-profit sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting (in English) at Islamic University in Gaza. While working at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Finance Department as Claims Examination Section Head, Maha was recently promoted to Head of Section Team. Previously, Maha also worked at the Treasury Department and headed the Treasury Team at UNRWA Gaza Office. She supported UNRWA programs – Education, Health, Relief, Infrastructure and Camp Improvement – in providing services to 2.1 million refugees living in Gaza Strip. Maha worked at SULAFA, an income generation project for women established by UNRWA, helping to convert from manual to computerized accounting, developing databases for SULAFA, and developing effective reporting techniques to meet management needs. Maha also worked at Oxfam OPT in the finance department, supporting Oxfam programs that contribute to sustainable development, agricultural and economic justice, and food security programs in Palestinian Territories. Maha worked as a teaching assistant at Islamic University in Gaza after graduating at the top of her class. Maha has experience volunteering with local non-profit organizations. Maha has an endless ambition that motivates her to work hard to achieve her goals. Her enthusiasm and good spirit impact the team she works with. Maha enjoys working for a cause that helps the poor and the most vulnerable in society, helping refugees and advocating for humanitarian aid.