Member, Angel Investment Network (ANGIN)
Mariko Asmara is a NGO Activist and Angel Investors for 10 global impact companies
She is a woman on a mission to make ZERO poverty and ELIMINATE low education levels in Indonesia.
Mariko believes everyone has a right to good education in order to grow and create impact. She specializes in creating new business and recruiting CEOs for clients.
Some of her achievements include building JAC Recruitment Indonesia with Rp. 130 Mio paid capital; being an angel investor for 13 impactful companies and 3 schools and supporting schools for unprivileged children.
CEO & Co-Founder, Kitabisa.com
Muhammad Alfatih Timur (Timmy) is the CEO and Co-Founder of Kitabisa. com, Indonesia’s leading fundraising and donation platform for social causes. To date, Kitabisa.com has facilitated more than $10 million in donations from over 5000 campaigns involving a community of 300,000 individuals. Kitabisa.com transformed from an informal movement to the largest crowdfunding platform in Indonesia where multiple causes ranging from medical fundraising, disaster relief, infrastructure, education, environment, and creative industry needs are supported.
Timmy, has been recognised by Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 List in the Social Entrepreneur category in 2016. Timmy is an alumnus of Universitas Indonesia, where he majored in Management. An activist during his university days, he has created an impact driven tech startup that will continue exploring and experimenting with multiple products/approaches to solve social problems.
Managing Director, Ashoka
Mark is a Managing Director at Ashoka, the global network of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs. Since 1980, Ashoka has provided stipends and support to over 3,500 Ashoka Fellows in more than 80 countries. At Ashoka, Mark specialises in social finance, and has advised many leading social entrepreneurs on their capital raising strategies. Mark is an active social investor who has advised and invested in more than 50 social ventures over the past decade. Among his projects, he helped launch ‘Solar For All’ in 2008, a global coalition of foundations and impact investors supporting social enterprises bringing affordable clean energy to remote rural communities. Mark is also the author of the ‘Social Investment Toolkit’ for UBS which is a free online guide for social entrepreneurs looking to raise investment. He is based in Hong Kong and London, and writes and speaks frequently on social innovation and finance. Prior to joining Ashoka, Mark began his career as an investment banker. He can be found on twitter @chelcap.
Founder and CEO, Zaya Learning Labs
Neil D'Souza is the founder of Zaya, a disruptive educational start-up that is bringing the online education revolution to low-income schools throughout the globe. Neil was recognized by Echoing Green in 2012 for his work empowering women to become para-teachers and run micro-schools in India. In 2012 he was selected by the San Francisco Hub of World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper and also won the NASSCOM Social Innovation Award in India. Zaya went on to win the inaugural DBS-NUS Social Venture challenge in 2014 which was followed up with an investment from Pearson's Affordable Learning Fund and Microsoft. Today Zaya reaches about 60,000 paid customers and 400 schools across India and West Africa with plans to scale globally by 2020.
Neil has an engineering background and worked for over four years at Cisco Systems where he focused on Mobile Internet and Video Technologies. During this time, he developed a strong passion for helping underprivileged communities and he set his sights to bridge the education gap for children in remote regions of the world.
CEO, Siam Organic Co Ltd
Neil is a CEO and co-founder of Siam Organic Co., Ltd, a social enterprise that was established in 2011 with a mission to alleviate the problem of poverty among Thai farmers.
Siam Organic solves the problem of farmers’ poverty through innovative organic products with a global appeal under the brand Jasberry®. They currently work with over 1,000 small-scale farmers’ households in the Northeastern part of Thailand helping them to increase their income by several folds. Siam Organic has been recognised globally for its third-party verified social impact, some of the awards include: - Winner of the Chivas Venture 2017, ‘Spark the Fire’ Champion at Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2016, Grand Prize Winner at DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia 2016 among many other. Neil is a former investment banker from Capital Nomura Securities PCL. He holds a MBA degree and a Dual Bachelor Degree on Environmental Engineering & Economics from University of Melbourne.
Chairperson, DBS Foundation
Euleen Goh is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of DBS Foundation, established to strengthen DBS’ corporate social responsibility efforts across Asia. She is also the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee, as well as a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee, Executive Committee and Nominating Committee at DBS Bank.
Euleen held various senior management positions in Standard Chartered Bank, retiring in March 2006. She was Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore from 2001 until March 2006. In that role, she was responsible for driving the Bank’s corporate governance and strategic agenda in Singapore. Euleen was named as Her World Woman of the Year 2005. She was awarded a Public Service Medal for her contributions to the Financial Services sector by the President of Singapore in the same year.
Principal, Patamar Capital
Dondi started his career as a commercial banker for 13 years, with a focus on retail and microfinance. He spent some time with institutions such as HSBC and Adira Quantum Multifinance (a multifinance company, subsidiary of Bank Danamon Indonesia). His involvement in impact businesses started when joining Sampoerna Strategic group to establish a microfinance bank
He made the jump into early-stage investment 2011 by setting up Kinara Indonesia, and deeper into the impact investing space by becoming Patamar Capital’s representative in Indonesia starting 2014. Besides being active in the impact investment space, he also serves on the board of UnLtd Indonesia who focuses on capacity building of social enterprises.
Co-Founder & Director, Nazava Water Filters
Lisa is the Director and Co-founder of Nazava Water Filters, a for-profit social enterprise that enables households to purify their well, tap or rain water without the need to boil or use electricity.
Nazava provides the 150M Indonesians that earn less than $ 7/day with access to safe drinking water at 3x the costs of boiling and 9x the costs of buying water. Through their mostly female agents (66%) they have reached 250,000 people since 2009.
Lisa spent her childhood growing up in Bolivia, Kenya and Yemen and studied Rural Development Sociology at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands and Advanced Development Studies at the Radboud University. In 2007 she and her husband moved to Banda Aceh to work for several NGOs on the reconstruction after the Tsunami when based on the ground challenges, Nazava Water Filters was born. Winner of many awards and recognitions, Nazava, meaning clean in Arabic and has as mission to provide safe, affordable drinking water to everyone everywhere.
Head of SMB Marketing, Google Indonesia
Fida Heyder is a marketer for Google's B2B products and programs. She has started and managed several scaled training programs for SMBs in Indonesia in partnership with multiple national non profit and private organizations. The latest program launched was the Google Gapura Digital, where SMB owners can receive free digital training every week in 10 cities across Indonesia. Prior to Google she worked in McKinsey & Co and JPMorgan.
Audience Evangelism Manager, Microsoft
Irving is a passionate speaker with keen interest in technology and how it impacts society. Audience Evangelism Manager at Microsoft, he is focused on technology marketing and manages Microsoft's programmes in Indonesia around Startups, Students, and Professionals -both Developers and IT Engineers.
Well connected with local IT startups and entrepreneurs; accelerators, incubators and venture capitals as Irving also works with Indonesian government on creating successful startups through Microsoft’s BizSpark programme.
Irving also manages influencer engagement with Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals in Indonesia. A computer Science Engineer, he describes himself as a dedicated father and husband when he is not discussing technology.
Head, Digital Bank Indonesia, DBS
Leo joined Bank DBS Indonesia in March 2016 to head and establish ‘digibank by DBS’ in Indonesia. Prior to joining DBS, Leo has 8 years of experience in banking industry in the area of credit card business and marketing communication and branding. His projects include the launch of co-branding AirAsia – HSBC credit cards, and re-branding BII into Maybank in Indonesia.
He started his career in consulting with Accenture and Booz Allen & Hamilton where he picks up his technical skills as well as strategic management skills. Prior to banking, he is also garnered a well knowledge in Telecommunication, and FMCG industry.
Leo holds a bachelor in Industrial Engineering degree from Trisakti University, and an MBA in Marketing and Information Systems from University of Minnesota. In his leisure time he is into photography and activity in the digital startups environment.
Founder and CEO, PT Vasham Kosa Sejahtera
Irvan Kolonas is the Founder & CEO of Vasham, a social enterprise that leverages a closed loop business model to provide Indonesian smallholder farmers with the financing, expertise, and income security they need to achieve significantly better standards of living.
Vasham have now touched the lives of over 12,600 farmers by providing an end to end solution such as 100% financing in the form of Farm Inputs and Cash for their operational expenses, training and monitoring, and the most vital - guaranteed fair market access. Vasham stays accountable and responsible to improve their impact in a sustainable way.
Hailing from a reputed business family, it has been a hard decision to instead focus his efforts on running a social enterprise, but Irvan knows that Vasham is one large step towards the fulfilment of a greater purpose.
CEO, MCM & MPI
Antonny Liem is the CEO at Merah Cipta Media, group holding company of many local Indonesian major digital advertising groups. He is responsible for Social Media Week coming to Jakarta in the first place and he will be in charge as the team leader for the SMW Jakarta. Antonny Liem is a digital marketer, internet business incubator and also investor. He is one of the most well known faces in the Indonesia Tech scene. With more than 15 years experience in technology and marketing industry, he has been in several management and senior executive position. He has passion in technology, marketing and service industry. He’s a bookworm, ex-game addict, runner, philosopher and piano player wannabe.
Founder, School of Business and Management of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)
Professor Dr Kuntoro Mangkusubroto is a decision science professor and the founder of the School of Business and Management of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Kuntoro was the Head of the Aceh-Nias Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Agency (BRR) 2005-2009 where he led the post-tsunami reconstruction efforts with funds amounting to USD 8 billion. The outcome of the reconstruction has since become an international role model for post-disaster management and he has since been invited to assist other post-disaster recovery efforts, including in Myanmar, Japan, the Philippines, and Nepal, as well as serving as a member of the UN High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters. In 2014, Kuntoro was recognised as one of the Asia Game Changers awardees by the Asia Society for “providing a brilliant blueprint for responding to disaster”.
As a Senior Minister, he served as the Head of the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4) in 2009-2014 which was responsible for overseeing the progress of the countries’ National Priorities. He was also assigned by the President to chair the Taskforce against Judicial Mafia and Taskforce for Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), as well as to lead Indonesia’s participation in the Open Government Partnership movement in its inception. In 2013, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) honored him as a Civic Innovator for the latter.
Kuntoro also played a significant role in the Indonesian energy and natural resources sector, where he was CEO of multiple state owned enterprises in the power and mining sectors and later the Minister for Mining and Energy (1998-1999). In 1999, Kuntoro received Bintang Mahaputera Adhipradhana, Indonesia’s highest honor bestowed upon civilian for significant contribution to the country.
Kuntoro currently serves as a Council member at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Chair of the Steering Committee of the billion-dollar Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility, a partnership which aims to provide innovative financing mechanism for smallholder farmers and rural villages to increase productivity while safeguarding environmental sustainability in Indonesia.
Head, Group Strategic and Marketing Communications Indonesia, DBS Indonesia
Mona Monika is a Public Relations expert who joined DBS Bank Indonesia as the Head of Group Strategic Marketing and Communications in 2014. She has started her career in Public Relations industry since 1998 serving in various industries. Prior to joining PT Bank DBS Indonesia, she served as Vice President Corporate Affairs in Citibank Indonesia. Furthermore she also has worked with international institutions such as PT Microsoft Indonesia, PT Medco Energi Internasional, and British Council Indonesia.
Passionate about design, Adi is an entrepreneur focusing on sustainability through design. Hence he has spent his time doing all things related to technology, sustainable design and interesting designs developed by communities.
The First startup Adi co-founded was the DIY mushroom kit called Growbox, inspiring healthy lifestyle to urban citizens. He successfully initiated around 18000 new urban farmers per year to grow their own food with Growbox in a fun and easy way.
Mycotech, another startup co-founded by Adi where he also serves as the CEO is focused on Innovating sustainable construction solutions with Agri waste.
Mycotech is one of the DBS Foundation Grant awardees in 2016 as they are trying to address the 120 million tonnes of agricultural waste that is produced in Indonesia, Mycotech is using mushroom technology as a natural adhesive to pull organic fibers together and produce ecofriendly, sturdy, light weight products. This product can be customised into elegant looking panels and tiles for furniture, cabinetry and other interiors.
Adi loves traveling to rural and remote areas seeking inspiration from people, culture and nature. He believes in photography as a great storytelling media.
Founder & Creative Thinker, OMG Consulting
Yoris Sebastian was the British Council’s 2006 winner of the International Young Creative Entrepreneur of the Year – Music Award in the UK. “Project Goliath” was Yoris’s digital music venture in partnership with the UK music industry.
Yoris became the youngest General Manager of Hard Rock Café in Asia Pacific at the age of 26. He was the creator behind the successful “I Like Monday” of Hard Rock Café Jakarta which led to him winning several awards, including Indonesian Young Marketers Awards in 2003 from IMA, Markplus and SWA Magazine.
Yoris was also the creative co-founder of Broadcast Bar (BC Bar) which was the first bar in Indonesia to open for only 2 nights in a week and yet able to remain profitable. In spite of the closure of the Bar, it remains legendary in the bar scene of Jakarta.
Yoris Sebastian is the Chief Creative Officer of Oh My Goodness (OMG) Creative Consulting where he believes that “Every Business is a Creative Business”. In 2008, Yoris won the Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award (Most Promising Entrepreneur) for his work at OMG Creative Consulting.
He is regularly invited as a judge in competitions which include International Young Creative Award, Young Marketers Award, Black Innovations Award and many more.
President Director, DBS Indonesia
Paulus Sutisna is President Director of PT Bank DBS Indonesia. As a career banker, Paulus brings over 25 years of banking experience, honed across a range of front and mid-office functions. Paulus joined DBS in 2015 from HSBC Indonesia, where he was previously Head of Client Management for Global Banking and Co-Head of Cash Management. He is a member of the DBS Group Management Committee. While the bulk of his career was in customer-facing roles in corporate banking and transaction banking, he also had stints in credit and risk management functions. Prior to HSBC, Paulus spent over 20 years in various functions in Citibank, including the role of Managing Director and Head of the multinational franchise in Indonesia.
Head, DBS Foundation
As Head of DBS’s Force for Good, Leona spearheads and drives DBS’s purpose-driven agenda that is dedicated to championing social entrepreneurship through the DBS Foundation and entrenching employee volunteerism through the DBS People of Purpose movement. She is responsible for designing, shaping and implementing key strategic imperatives that enable DBS to be an innovative and strategic force for good that creates impactful change in society. She works closely with management and members of the board to ensure the integration of this purpose-driven agenda in all aspects of the business. Leona is also a member of DBS’s Sustainability Council.
Prior to DBS, Leona was APAC Head of Community Affairs and Diversity & Inclusion in UBS. She started her career as legal counsel for the capital markets business and had worked in various global investment banks in that capacity.
Chief Executive Officer, SolveEducation!
Janine Teo heads Solve Education!, an education technology not-for-profit with the mission of delivering quality education to everyone, focussing on the BOP demographic.
Janine is a passionate entrepreneur who has founded and sold companies in technology and FMCG industries. On top of her entrepreneurial experience, Janine has a strong international track record mostly in the highly competitive hospitality industry. She has worked in 8 different countries, and has trained and supported hotels across almost 100 countries.
Janine's research paper on Solve Education!: "How gaming, artificial intelligence and big data is changing education" is published in IEEE's International Conference on Game, Game Art and Gamification 2016. Born and raised in Singapore, she has a Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.