Indonesian Delegates

Biondi Sanda Sima

Communications Specialist at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Biondi S. Sima is a Communications Specialist at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), an international non-profit aimed at utilising open-source digital mapping for humanitarian response and economic development. He has been working alongside Disaster Management Innovation (DMInnovation), under GeoScience Australia, the science and tech arms of the Australian Government, where the team developed InaSAFE, a free software producing realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities.

Biondi serves as the co-chair of Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD), a youth focal point and an engagement group to the G-20. He studied Economic Policy and Sustainable Development in a Dual Master’s programme in SciencesPo Paris and Peking University.

Biondi is passionate about sustainable development, macroeconomics, good governance, open data, and communications. He was previously a Young Ambassador for Open Government under Indonesia’s President’s Delivery Unit.

During his spare time, Biondi takes piano and French courses.

Dhimas Satriyo Utomo

Business Development at Javara

Dhimas was graduated from Bogor Agricultural University (BSc) and UNSW (MSc) majoring in Food Technology. Currently he works for JAVARA, a social enterprise with a mission to keep alive Indonesia’s food biodiversity. The company has been exporting its products to 19 countries and is now expanding the market to Australia.

During his study in Sydney (2014 – 2016), he actively promoted mutual understanding among international students communities. He was part of international students ambassadors of the City of Sydney and represented UNSW in the Council of International Students Association (CISA) conference 2016 in Darwin.

His objective is to always cherish and nurture Indonesia – Australia relationship.

Dirgayuza Setiawan

Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company

Yuza is a technologist who is currently working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

He obtained his BA in Political Science and Media Communications from Melbourne University in 2011 and his MSc in Social Science of the Internet from Oxford University in 2016. A prolific author of 12 books on technology and political philosophy, his views on tech and politics are often sought by local and international media.

Yuza is passionate about increasing the availability of positive content for students and lifelong learners, reducing the gap between the Indonesian people and politicians in power, and making a better and safer Internet for children.

He is a proud member of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), the Indonesian Youth Diplomacy (IYD), Indonesia Youth Parliament, British Council’s Global Changemakers program, ICANN’s NextGen program and Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders program. During his spare time, he teaches at Universitas Gadjah Mada’s Center for Digital Society (CfDS).

Fahd Pahdepie

CEO of

Fahd is an entrepreneur who is also known as a public intellectual with several best-selling books and novels. Graduated from Monash University with MA in International Relations, he received 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Australian Awards and Australia Global Alumni. He is also a member of Australia Alumni Leaders and one of 20 Australia-ASEAN emerging leaders in the 2013 A2ELP, initiated by Asialink and Australia-Malaysia Institute.

Currently he is the CEO of (PT Dua Rajawali Teknologi Indonesia) and the executive director of Digitroops Indonesia, an agency that provides strategic communication and new media services for government institutions, politicians, political parties and companies. In 2017, he co-founded The Mavericks Indonesia as one of his businesses diversification under the group of Visi Matahari Pagi (VMP) along with several cafes, barbershops, and co-working spaces.

Fathiyyah Maryufani

Communications Strategist at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights

Fathiyyah has more than 10 years of experience working in government relations and policy analyst field. She earned her Master of International Relations from The University of Melbourne, specialized in Islamic politics and international policy analysis. Fathiyyah’s involvement in international youth networks started when she was selected as the Indonesian youth ambassador for Rotary in São Paulo, Brazil in 2004 followed by her participation in Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program in 2008. Currently she serves as the Communication Strategist for the Ministry of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia.

Gatra Priyandita

PhD candidate in International Relations at the Australian National University

Gatra Priyandita is a PhD candidate in International Relations at the Australian National University studying post-1990 relations between China and Indonesia. Prior to commencing his PhD candidature, he was a research intern at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies and Jinan University. He received a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Security (Honours) from the ANU in 2014.

Throughout much of his university years, Gatra has been an advocate of improving Indonesian and ASEAN societal literacy in Australia. He founded the ANU ASEAN Society in 2012 and served as president of PPIA ANU in 2013. Most recently, he headed the Department of Academics and Research at the national branch of PPIA. Gatra has also represented the ANU at a number of conferences on youth engagement, including at the 2014 Open Government Partnership conference and the 2014 World Forum for Democracy.

Gatra has also written articles on topics pertaining to international relations in Asia, which have been published in a number of online news sites and blogs, including The Jakarta Post, The Diplomat, and East Asia Forum. Born to Indonesian diplomats, Gatra has lived in Austria, Indonesia, United States, Australia, and China.

Ghian Tjandaputra

Engagement Coordinator of the Australia-Indonesia Centre

Ghian Tjandaputra is the Engagement Coordinator of The Australia-Indonesia Centre. He manages the Centre’s leadership programs, facilitates cultural exchanges, and connects key stakeholders in innovation ecosystems from both nations.

He co-founded Krakatoas FC, an Australian rules football community of Australians and Indonesians based in Melbourne. He was AFL Multicultural Community Ambassador for Richmond FC and most recently he was part of Indonesia Garudas team at AFL International Cup 2017.

Ghian has represented Indonesia in international youth forums, including as an ambassador for G20 Youth Summit, British Council Global Changemakers and the Study of the United States Institute, hosted by the U.S. State Department. At 19, he was the youngest Indonesian delegate in UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen, working for the Assistant Minister of Environment for International Cooperation. He completed his studies in international relations and journalism at Monash University.

Kiki Setiawan

Managing Partner of Kiki Setiawan and Partners

Kiki Setiawan is the Managing Partner of Kiki Setiawan and Partners Law Firm. He has been practicing for many years and engaging in various commercial legal transactions, merger and acquisitions as well as general advisory on corporate and investment law. As a licensed Advocate, he has been involved in civil, criminal and commercial litigation, bankruptcy and liquidation cases.

Kiki has also been appointed as one of recommended lawyers at some foreign embassies and consulates in Indonesia since 2016. In addition, he is currently one of Indonesian local experts for the Women, Business and the Law of the World Bank research team.

Kiki holds his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LL.B.) from the Faculty of Law, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, majoring in Business and Economic Law and Master’s Degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Melbourne focusing on Investment and Commercial Law under the Australia Awards Scholarship.

Nadia Atmaji

Journalist at MetroTV

Nadia Atmaji is a young journalist in Indonesia’s first news-television, Metro TV. She covers a wide range of issues, predominantly politics and law. Her passion in journalism transcends through her exquisite performance in delivering live reports and making coverage. Her career as a journalist is exceptional. Just in her first year, she was assigned to Japan to cover the peatland restoration system.

She is passionate about the bilateral relationship between Australia and Indonesia. She developed this passion in early 2017 when she visited cities in Australia. Since then, she delved in some information regarding the relationship – one which she believes could go beyond the status quo.

As a cum-laude law graduate from Universitas Indonesia, Nadia has fruitful experiences in international conferences, among others The European International Model United Nations where she snatched the Best Delegate award. During her leisure time, she enjoys creating vlogs, writing blogs and reading books.

Nini Purwajati

Program Manager at 100 Resilient Cities

Nini Purwajati is a Program Manager with 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation (100RC) Asia Pacific Office in Singapore. She is working closely with 100RC member cities in Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. In her current position, Nini has an exciting role in helping the cities to become more resilient by understanding their complex challenges and opportunities. Previously, she worked for Mercy Corps Indonesia as the Semarang 100RC local partner where she supported the city in developing and releasing their city resilience strategy. Before that, she worked in UN-Habitat Indonesia and Indonesian Ministry of Housing. She graduated from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia with a Bachelor degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She also received her Master’s degree in Property and Development from the University of New South Wales under an Australia Award Scholarship from DFAT. Originally from Yogyakarta, Nini loves gudheg, watching non-horror Indonesian movies and Australian coffee.

Primatia Romana Wulandari

PhD Candidate at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Melbourne

Primatia Romana Wulandari is a PhD Candidate at the School of Social and Political Science at The University of Melbourne. Primatia received an MA in Management and Development from Van Hall Larenstein-Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Prior to studying PhD, Primatia worked on various development programs in Indonesia funded by DFAT Australia, particularly in program design, monitoring and evaluation roles.

Her PhD focuses on the policy making of bureaucratic reform that seeks to uncover the challenges of reform during the period of democratisation, particularly on how policy actors, institutions, and contexts interact and how lessons are learned over time. She also organised the conference, ‘Two Decades of Reform in Indonesia’, at The University of Melbourne in November 2016 that brought together 47 speakers from Australia and Indonesia. Besides her PhD study, Primatia currently works as a consultant for The Whitelum Group, a Melbourne-based international aid and development consulting firm.

In her social life, Primatia is President of the Australia Awards Scholars Club with more than 300 members. Primatia was also selected as a delegate for the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Generation: Women’s Leadership Forum 2015 and The Summit 2015hosted by The United States Mission to ASEAN where she had the privilege of meeting President Obama.

Sylvia Windya Laksmi

PhD Candidate at National Security College, the Australian National University

Sylvia Windya Laksmi is a native of Indonesia and completed her academic studies in the field of International Relations and Terrorism Studies in International Security. She has been working for Indonesian Government since 2007 focusing on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing cases. Sylvia has a breadth of experience as a subject matter expert and also actively writing articles and journals on Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing issues both in the domestic and international context. The latest article was published in Counter Terrorist Trends and Analyses (CTTA) Journal Singapore in the title of “Terrorism Financing and the Risk of Internet-Based Payment Services in Indonesia”. Recently, she is taking Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) study at National Security College (NSC), The Australian National University. Her thesis work at the NSC is about the analysis of Counter-Terrorist Financing (CTF) policy on the social network-based terrorist financing. Her focus is assessing the impact of CTF policy on the change of terrorist financing network in Indonesia and Southeast Asia-Pacific, including on how terrorists use financial technology innovations which influence the development of terrorist financing. The research is aiming to provide a comprehensive map of terrorist financing issues in Indonesia through social network analysis and a study of government’s capabilities in addressing the issues.

Wahyu Mukti Kusumaningtias

Senior Manager at Australia Awards Indonesia

Tias is a Senior Manager at the Australia Awards in Indonesia (a DFAT funded program) with extensive experience in the development aid sector. She presently works with the Australia Awards in Indonesia team and the Embassy delivering a program of engagements with Indonesian alumni.

Tias was previously an Adviser on DFAT’s AIPEG program providing support to Indonesian ministries.

In 2004, Tias joined the Australia-Indonesia Youth Exchange Program and internship program at the University of South Australia and Port Lincoln Tourism Peninsula. She was able to see the glistening Lake Gairdner salt pan and swim with sea lions at Baird Bay.

Tias has two Master’s degrees – Comparative Women’s Studies in Culture and Politics (Utrecht University, Netherlands) and Global Political Economy (Kassel University, Germany). She researched FTAs in EU and SEA during a program at the UN University (Bruges, Belgium).

Tias loves to run, dance, meditate and travel in her ragged shoes on a journey of a self-discovery.

Fitri Mayang Sari

Public servant at the Ministry of Finance

Fitri Mayang Sari is a public servant at the Ministry of Finance. She is currently working with the IT Team at the Directorate General of Budget to develop Non-Tax Revenue Online Application System. Beginning of this year, she was appointed as Institutional Transformation and Bureaucratic Reform Ambassador for Ministry of Finance. Fitri holds two accounting degrees from Polytechnic of State Finance STAN and Perbanas Institute.

Despite her role as a young public official, Fitri actively involves in several organization, such as Mezzanine Club, a network that she and her young fellows created to connect young visionary Indonesian with inspiring experts in various sectors. The latest forum she organized in Mezzanine Club was a public lecture with Indonesian former finance minister, Chatib Basri, and she actively promotes the bilateral relationship and builds cooperations through her role as Co-Director of Partnership and Membership of Australia-Indonesia Youth Organization (AIYA).

Fitri loves portrait photography and founded Orang Jakarta to showcase everyday stories of Jakartans people. In 2015, she spoke at TEDxSTAN about Driving People Talking To Strangers.

Astri Arini Waluyo

Astri is an analyst at the Jakarta Office of Vriens & Partners. She supports projects requiring policy and political analysis by conducting research, mapping relevant stakeholders, and monitoring policy developments. Prior to joining Vriens & Partners, Astri was a Research Associate at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Southeast Asia, where she was in charge of managing a quantitative and qualitative research project in collaboration with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Results for Development Institute. Before working with J-PAL, she worked for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with a focus on climate change and disaster management projects. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Diplomacy from the Australian National University.