The Board of Trustees
Gita Irawan Wirjawan
Founder, Ancora Foundation
Gita Irawan Wirjawan is Founder of Ancora Foundation. The Harvard-educated investment banker has held key appointments in Goldman Sachs and most recently JPMorgan. He is currently also senior advisor to JPMorgan for Southeast Asia, a Commissioner of state owned Pertamina and an Independent Board Director of Telekom Malaysia International. He has been involved in advising the government and private sector in many Asian countries with respect to corporate restructuring, M&A and strategic sales. He has concluded several high profile transactions. Outside the world of business, his passion lies in golf and music. He has set up a prominent academy to groom future Indonesian golfers. And through Omega Pacific Production, he has produced a range of albums that has been critically acclaimed. Gita is a member of the dean’s council for both the Kennedy School and RSIS.
Chairman, Ancora International
Besides being a Chairman to Ancora International, Rianto Ahmadi is also a member of the National Research Council, and President of the Society of Actuaries of Indonesia. Rianto has previously held Chief Actuary, CFO and CRO positions in the insurance industry, and teaching and research supervision positions in universities in the United States and Indonesia. He received his S.Si, M.S. and Ph.D degrees respectively from the Institute of Technology of Bandung, University of Texas, and University of Missouri.
Tengku Nathan Machmud
President Commissioner, PT Perusahaan Gas Negara
A seasoned and highly respected professional in Indonesia oil and gas industry, Tengku Nathan Machmud has served the country for over 30 years. He received his doctorate from the School of Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands, and currently lectures at Universitas Indonesia, IPMI and Bina Nusantara. He has received several honors, namely the Satyalancana Pembangunan medal from the Indonesian government for community development work.
Nono Anwar Makarim
Co-founder, Makarim & Taira S.
Nono Anwar Makarim graduated from Faculty of Law University of Indonesia in 1973. He went on to get his Master of Laws and Doctor of Judical Science from Harvard Law School. He was also a fellow at Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs , Harvard University. He is the founder of Makarim & Taira S., a leading law firm in Indonesia. He sits on the selection committee for the judicial commission, and is also Chairman of the executive board of the Aksara Foundation.
Commissioner, PT Bormindo Nusantara
Tjetjep Muljana has over 30 years of experience working in Total E & P Indonesie, a French oil and gas company. He currently is Executive Advisor to Total and plays a leading role in crafting strategy for Bormindo to be a major oil drilling player in Indonesia through his vast experience and contacts in the industry. He graduated from Universitas Indonesia with a Master in Management.
Commissioner, PT Cabot Indonesia
Arifin Siregar has broad leadership experience in economics and finance. He is an international adviser to Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC and country adviser to Edison Mission Energy, a power company that is part of Edison International. In addition to his trade portfolio, he has served in several other prominent positions with the Indonesian government. He was ambassador to the United States and also governor of Bank Indonesia. Arifin, who holds a doctorate in economics from Munster University in Germany, also has extensive experience with international finance institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.
Managing Partner, TASS Consulting
Marina Tusin has been involved in management consultancy for more than 25 years. She is one of the founding partners of TASS Consulting. She worked previously in Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She has a bachelors degree in psychology from Universitas Indonesia.
Yasmin Wirjawan is a member of Board of Commissioner and Audit Committee of PT XL Axiata Tbk. She also serves as Advisor at PT Pefindo (Credit Rating Indonesia). She had extensive experience in the capital market research in various securities companies, among others, PT Bahana Securities and PT Nomura Indonesia. Her last position was Director, Analytical Manager and Team Leader – South and Southeast Asian Corporate and Infrastructure Ratings at Standard & Poor’s Credit Market Services, Singapore. She holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration with concentration in International Business from American University of Paris – France in 1992 and a Master of Science in Finance from Brandeis University – Massachusetts, United States in 2000.
Chief Executive Officer
Atria Rai is an award-winning journalist who has worked for three national televisions in Indonesia as an anchor and news producer. She was also a trainer in television journalism at University of Indonesia-PJTV, and a lecturer in media relations at the London School of Public Relations. Atria has a BA in journalism, an MA in Communication from University of Westminster in London, and an MBA from University of Maryland. She was awarded the British Chevening Award scholarship to pursue her master degree in the United Kingdom. Atria co-wrote Kuala Lumpur Calling: Al Jazeera English in Asia (Woodrow Wilson Center, 2008). For several years, she was involved part-time with an international NGO, Internews, to provide training and consulting to regional television stations in Indonesia including TVRI (state owned television) in Banda Aceh post-tsunami.
Chief Financial Officer
Trisning Setiadi was previously financial controller of a textile and garment manufacturing company where she worked for close to 15 years. She has a wealth of experience in finance and corporate restructuring, ensuring accountable reporting and international standards of bookkeeping. She oversees the finance controls and implement appropriate systems and procedures for PT Bormindo Nusantara where she is a Finance Director. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a bachelors in economics.
Titus Dewanto graduated from the Institute of Technology in Bandung, majoring in Physics. He began his career as an engineer in Nusantara Systems International, and then subsequently moved on to Hewlett Packard and SAP Indonesia as business manager, conducting and developing several ICT projects in Asia. He served previously as Director of Bormindo Nusantara, and is currently with the business development group in PT Ancora International.
Professor John Thomas
John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
John Thomas is Lecturer in Public Policy and co-chair of the Leaders in Development Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research and teaching, in degree and executive programs, focuses on how political processes shape policy change and organizational performance in a global environment. At the National University of Singapore he helped establish the Public Policy Program, now the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is a member of the Harvard Medical School Working Group on the Reform of Medical Education. He has counseled Asian, African, and Latin American universities on the development of public policy programs. As advisor to the governments of Kenya, the Philippines, and Bangladesh, he worked on land reform and poverty alleviation, organizational capacity, and policy change strategies. He was a founding member of Oxfam America Board of Directors. With Merilee Grindle he co-authored the award-winning book Public Choices and Policy Change. He received his MPA and PhD from Harvard University.
Associate Professor Leonard Sebastian
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University
Leonard Sebastian is Coordinator of the Indonesia Programme at RSIS. He is author of Realpolitik Ideology: Indonesia’s Use of Military Force, an authoritative study on the Indonesian armed forces. He has also authored Contesting Islam in Indonesia: A Contextual Study of Muslim Militancy which is currently being reviewed by United States Institute of Peace who awarded him a research grant to study militant Islamic movements in Indonesia. He was awarded the Fulbright-Singapore Research Award and was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University from September to December 2005. He participated in the inaugural Program of the Presidential Friends of Indonesia hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (13-18 August 2008). He is a member of the advisory panel to Singapore’s Government Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Foreign Affairs. He has a BA and MA from York University and a PhD from the Australian National University.