The Person >>>

I am a focused, hard-working person with a strong determination to realize my potentials. My thirst for knowledge inspired me to undertake further studies, which resulted in my earning five degrees from prominent institutions, including Diponegoro and Harvard. As teaching has always provided me with a great deal of satisfaction, I decided to pursue a career in the academia. Besides, I have been involved in various activities, and collaborated with some public bodies on important projects. (See below the Experience.) Recently I received a doctorate in law at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where I was awarded a Graduate Research Scholarship and the President's Graduate Fellowship. Ultimately, I believe that my academic training will stand me in good stead in relation to making a meaningful contribution to the development of Indonesia, my country in particular, and to the world at large.

The Experience >>>

2004-2005
NATIONAL COORDINATOR, Legal Verification of Assets of the State-Owned Asset Management Company (PT PPA Persero),
the successor to the Indonesia Bank Restructuring Agency (BPPN) responsible for managing assets totalling billions of US dollars of the Indonesian defunct banks. Coordinated some 100 legal researchers to verify 14,635 debtors' assets of Indonesian SMEs concentrated in 5 provinces (based in Medan, Lampung, Jakarta, Semarang, and Surabaya).


2002-2003
TEAM LEADER, National Research on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Department of Fisheries and Maritime of the Republic of Indonesia. Lead research team of fishing experts, law professors and senior researchers to decipher the root causes of conflict among fishermen and then suggested means to resolve the conflict through alternative dispute resolution.


1998-2001
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, Indonesia Tourism Promotion Board. Managed Indonesia's worldwide tourism promotion efforts. Worked closely with all Indonesian tourism associations, advised the central and local governments on tourism strategies, and together made a concerted effort to boost up Indonesia's tourism revenues, resulting in an increase of international visitors' spending from $4.4 billion in 1998 to $5.7 billion in 2001.