Indonesian Delegation to the G20 Youth Summit 2011
3 - 9 June 2011, Paris - France
1. Disty Winata - Sherpa & Acting Minister of Environment
Disty Winata is an undergraduate at Simon Fraser University studying Health Sciences and International Studies. Disty started her involvement in the G20 as Indonesian Youth Sherpa and acting Minister of Environment at the G20 Youth Summit in Paris 2011. A firm believer in the power of dialogue as catalysts for global development, she organized TEDx events at her campus and spoke at several high-level meetings about issues close to her heart: women empowerment, diplomacy, youth initiatives and the G20. Having represented Indonesia at G(irls)20 Summit in México, awarded as Google Young Mind and the British Council's Global Changemaker and served as Youth Rapporteur at the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons of Post-2015 Development Agenda Regional Stakeholders Meeting, she realizes that as the world is getting bigger, the problems are getting smaller, and it is part of her generation's responsibility and opportunity to start discussing and collectively working towards solving these problems. In her spare time, she can be found translating her opinions into words at the Huffington Post. - @distywinata
2. Ariana Alisjahbana - Minister of Environment
Ariana Alisjahbana is an MBA Candidate at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, graduating in May 2016. At Haas, she focuses on the technology industry and is co-chairing the 2015 Technology Case Competition. Prior to graduate school, she worked at the leading think tank World Resources Institute (WRI) for three years in Washington, D.C. where she worked at the intersection between environment, technology, and economic development. At WRI, she co-founded and led the institute’s Southeast Asian operations and strategy, including opening its first office in Indonesia. She also led the development and outreach for the institute’s early work in stopping deforestation through satellite monitoring−now called Global Forest Watch Commodities.
Originally from Bandung, Ariana graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with double majors in Economics and Environmental Policy. She is an author with three publications in the fields of climate change, agriculture, and energy. Outside of school and work, she serves as the Secretary General of the Indonesian Diaspora Foundation. She is bilingual in English and Indonesian and is fluent in French. - @arianaalisjahb
3. I Ketut Adi Putra - Minister of Finance
I Ketut Adi Putra, or Adi, was part of the Indonesian Delegation to the G20 Youth Summit 2011 in Paris, France, in which he acted as the Youth Minister of Finance, and also the co-founder of Indonesian Youth Diplomacy.
Since 2015, Adi has been the Vice President of Berrybenka.com - Indonesia's leading fashion e-commerce company. He previously spent four years in Deutsche Bank as an Equity Research Analyst covering the Indonesian retail, consumer, and media sector. His passion lies in the intersection between private and public sector; as shown by his involvement in President Jokowi's transition team following the General Election in 2014.
Adi obtained a bachelor degree in Accounting from University of Indonesia, graduated on top of his class in 2011 and won numerous national business competitions during school. He was awarded Goldman Sachs Global Leader and McKinsey & Co's Young Leader of Indonesia for his outstanding academic achievements and strong leadership skills. During his spare time, Adi loves to travel and do photography.
4. Sofwan Hakim - Minister of Development
Sofwan works for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Embassy Jakarta as a Senior Program Manager for Poverty and Social Development. He manages a multi donor trust fund, to support Government of Indonesia in reducing poverty and inequality through community empowerment approach which includes: (i) block grants to communities to improve health and education indicators (Generasi): (ii) a pilot to improve teacher attendance and performance (KIAT Guru); (iii) a project to support Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED); and (iv) analytical services to support the implementation of Indonesia’s Village Law.
Sofwan gained a breadth of experience from exposure in top-tier government office (National Development Planning Agency), multilateral agency (the Asian Development Bank) to bilateral partner (the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Embassy Jakarta). His professional experiences allow him to build not only a solid public policy aptitude in macro perspective but also deeper analytical skill in project level.
Sofwan graduated from University of Paris Sorbonne in France, majoring in Applied Economics for Master degree, while his Bachelor degree was obtained at the Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia with an Urban and Regional Planning major.
As an aviation geek, Sofwan loves airports, go for a plane spotting and finds solace at 34k feet. Sofwan enjoys cooking, travelling (or getting lost), as well as reading books on history or non-fiction during his spare time.