Vivek AnandanIndia (Aravind Eye Hospital)
Vivek Anandan has experience in the field of ophthalmology as a surgeon for 12 years. He has been working at Aravind Eyecare System where he has done more than 25000 cataract surgeries to date. Vivek’s main interest lies in doing complex surgeries and training residents and junior surgeons. He currently heads the cataract department at Aravind Eye Hospital in Pondicherry. He has worked with hospitals in Cambodia, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Tanzania in training their surgeons and also in capacity building of those hospitals.
Sankar AnanthanIndia (Org: Aravind Eye Hospitals)
Sankar Ananthan is an ophthalmologist working in one of the world’s largest not-for-profit organizations – Aravind Eye Hospitals, which provides close to 1 million ophthalmic surgeries a year. The institution has given him ample opportunity to demonstrate his strengths. He would like to continue developing his skill set to become a good leader.
Siti Radhiatan Mardiah Daulay earned a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Accounting from Polytechnic of State Finance STAN, where she also previously earned her Accounting diploma. Siti has over six years of experience in Professional Education and Training and currently serves as a Senior Officer in the Indonesian Customs and Excise Training Center under The Ministry of Finance of The Republic of Indonesia. She became a part of a dedicated team for international training in regard to the establishment of the World Customs Organization Regional Training Centre Indonesia for the Asia Pacific Region. While working in the training delivery division, she is acquainted with not only planning and organizing training but also hosting international seminars and conferences. Through these experiences, she acquired profound coordination, planning, implementation, and evaluation skills. Siti is also skilled in English where she often translated speeches and publications, developed English tests for institutional purposes, and taught English as a private tutor. While developing tests and teaching English, she gained experience in designing curricula, preparing learning materials, presenting ideas, and talking in front of a big audience. All of which have sharpened her time management, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. She enjoys exchanging knowledge and ideas through study groups and peer meetings, where she encouraged others to keep learning and developing new skills. She always believes that education and continuous learning are ways to break the barriers of social and economic inequality, gender stereotypes, and communication.
Guntur Priadi has over eight years of working experience in the Directorate General of State Asset Management (DGSAM), Ministry of Finance, Republic of Indonesia. He received two scholarships from the Ministry of Finance in Diploma of Asset Management and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Accounting from STAN State Finance Polytechnic (Ministry of Finance’s university institution). He has some interests in the infrastructure sector, environmental economy, and youth development. His latest research is about the Optimization of State Assets in Indonesia using Sharing Economy Model. He also initiated “DJKN Muda” as a platform for young policymakers in DGSAM to make some movements related to policymaking in Indonesia. He also created a public policy Bootcamp for hundreds DGSAM’s young employees from all over Indonesia where they can learn how to make a comprehensive formula in making economic policy. Guntur mobilized the young policymakers from all over Indonesia in DJKN Muda to contribute more to the organization by internalizing the Evidence-Based Policy as a weapon in enhancing the quality of policymaking. DJKN Muda is a leading organization that has been making 50 policy recommendations from the young employee’s point of view. He and his team initiated some classes for more than 500 Ministry of Finance employees such as “Sharing Experience Class in Making Economic Policies”, “Research Methodology Class”, “Public Finance and Macroeconomic Class” so that the young employees of the Ministry of Finance could adapt the fit-for-purpose policy in making economic policies for the people of Indonesia.
For approximately more than 11 years, Veronika Oxtafia has been working in the Public Prosecutor Institution (Attorney General Office of The Republic of Indonesia). As a Public Prosecutor Officer, Veronika Oxtafia handled multiple criminal cases and there are parts of them dealing with crimes against children. Within her law enforcement duties, Veronika focuses not merely on law enforcement efforts, but on the other side, she as well as committing deterrence duties to overcome or at least decreasing the number of crimes against child/children, and as consequences, the children would still receive their physical and/or psychological protection amongst their society later on and still could get their bright future. Due to those reasons, Veronika has committed sort of cooperation with Dinas Pemberdayaan Anak dan Perempuan (Child and Woman Empowerment Service) under the Merauke District Government to makeover District of Merauke to be a region with its characteristic that welcome and care towards children through several deterrence efforts such as establishing a halfway house for street children in District of Merauke.
Ria Oktorina is a passionate working mother who loves to do volunteer work. She has more than 10 years of professional experience in the field of development planning. Ria holds a Master’s degree in Urban Management and Development from IHS-Erasmus University Rotterdam and a Bachelor’s degree in Social-Economic of Agriculture from Andalas University-Indonesia. Ria works as a Government Planner at the Regional Development Planning Board of West Sumatra Province, Indonesia. She is involved in the planning process at the regional level. She also actively contributes to the evaluation of planning policy for municipalities/regencies under West Sumatra Province. She has held an initiative participatory approach program to formulate a planning document in Solok Regency as an action plan from her professional exchange program through Young Southeast Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) in the USA. This program gave her insight about how government build bridge for the diverse background of people in the policymaking process. Ria is also an active volunteer at the organization related to family support. She initiated the Indonesia Breastfeeding Mother Association of West Sumatra, and become the first chairperson as well as a trained breastfeeding counselor until now. She is a volunteer with Rangkul of Keluarga Kita, an organization that focuses on family support and education. She just received an award from Semua Murid Semua Guru (SMSG) Initiative as The Most Empowered Parents for Education. She is also an alumnus of the Australia Indonesia Muslim Exchange Program (AIMEP).
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.
Tifa Laily SavitriIndonesia
Tifa Laily Savitri has seventeen years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a Master of Public Policy from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. Tifa has worked at the National Civil Service Agency (NCSA). Tifa served as Head of the International Cooperation Subdivision. Tifa is responsible for managing foreign cooperation, preparing materials for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of international cooperation, including both short- and long-term education. The skills obtained from this designation are the aspects of cooperation in civil service and strengthening the international relations between NCSA and other civil service organizations in the world. Before joining NCSA, Tifa worked at the Directorate Vector Borne Disease Control, Ministry of Health, and the Indonesia National Committee for Avian Flu Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness, Coordinating Ministry for People Welfare. Tifa’s first career was as a Research Assistant at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies, Bogor Agricultural University. All of those experience provides excellent skills and supports her future career. Working in those important organizations has given Tifa a broad overview of how important it is for Indonesia to develop strategies to encourage more people to pursue education. Tifa believes that a more educated population leads to a better government for everyone. Education plays a role in creating young people as agents of change that carry the difference and create agents of producers who can create real change.
Sepri Andi earned a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a focus on development. He has over four years of experience in building communities across different issues in Indonesia. Recently, he took a full-time job to create one of the growing mental health communities called Social Connect. Before founding Social Connect, Sepri was a mental health survivor. Through Social Connect, Sepri and his team successfully reached 3 million youth online through a self-love campaign launched during the COVID-19 outbreak. Since then, Sepri has been working to build a safe space, forums, and virtual friends for mental health survivors like himself, with more than 50.000 members to date. Sepri’s previous work was also building a community from scratch for one of the leading logistic companies to support their mission of contributing to Indonesia’s economy. His work has reached 8.000 retails with 50M transactions per month. Andi starts his career by working for one of the top e-commerce companies in SEA to build a lasting relationship with the seller community across Indonesia. Through his experience, Andi has learned, joined, spoken, and contributed to community development, mental health, and youth empowerment.
Cyndi Natalia has over 10 years of experience as a Legal Analyst for the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia. Upon receiving the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), she pursued a Master of law (LLM) degree from the Pennsylvania University in the USA. Cyndi’s primary duty as a civil servant in the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia is to enforce bureaucracy reformation and finance professional development through her expertise in drafting national laws. Cyndi has contributed to many legal drafting of the statute. Her recent work is drafting the omnibus law for the Financial Reporting Law of Indonesia, which will reform all the governmental organizations of submitting a financial report to establish a uniform and transparent report with the support of digital technologies. Cyndi has been involved in many international affairs diplomacy and agreements to develop regulations and programs for accountant professionals in Indonesia. Specifically, during the ASEAN Economic Community, to ensure the free trade and services in the ASEAN region fairly implemented for all member states. She was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Indonesia to hold a position as the Head of ACPACC Secretariat. With this position, she is trusted to liaise and coordinate with relevant authorities and or parties regarding accountant professionals within ASEAN member states and facilitate mobility of accountancy services professionals across ASEAN.
Irfan Nur IlmanIndonesia
Irfan Nur Ilman has 10 years of experience working as Directorate General of Customs and Excise of Indonesia under the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia. He has been working in various departments and earned skills such as public speaking for government officials, customer service relations, and import and export regulations. His experience made him selected to represent his office in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia to compete with other Asia Pacific Countries’ representatives in the customer service program. Irfan was selected to be a part of a team to conduct Information transparency and succeed to deliver its initial program which was the launch of the Bravo Bea Cukai Contact Center. Aside from that, Irfan explored his potential in utilizing social media for a good cause. He co-founded a non-profit organization called Operasi Semut to raise the awareness of the cleanliness of the city via a trash-picking program in social media and was awarded as one of the best programs by The Coca Cola Company. Through his work on social media, Irfan had partnerships with several big companies and acquired skills in social media branding and digital marketing.
Luvi Indriastuti was born in Pasuruan city, East Java. Her father retired from the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office. She also works in the Indonesian Attorney General’s office in Surabaya. Luvi graduated from Airlangga Surabaya University, one of the best universities in East Java, and subsequently got her Doctoral Degree. Supported by her family and friends, she joined the Indonesian Attorney General’s Office. She gained many experiences as she spent a year in the West Bengkulu Public Prosecutor’s Office of Manna. She was in the Bengkulu High Prosecution Office as a Staff of Special Crime’s department. Later, she was on duty in Praya Public Prosecutor’s office, Central Lombok as a prosecutor, and the Sidoarjo Public Prosecutor’s office, East Java. Currently, she is on duty in Surabaya Public Prosecutor’s Office as Kasubagbin of the Prosecutor’s Office.