Biondi Sanda Sima

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2015 Turkey


Biondi Sima is a communications specialist at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia, a DC-based non-profit organization, whose main focus is to use digital, open-source mapping for humanitarian response and economic development. He is tasked with Australian and US-funded programs that promote open-source softwares producing realistic disaster impact scenario and early-warning system. 

Biondi previously interned in the UNESCO Headquarters Paris and in the Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He studied double master’s in International Economic Policy and Sustainable Development in PSIA SciencesPo and Peking University. Prior to this, he was an interpreter for several international organizations, including JICA, UNFPA, International Crisis Group, Swiss TPH and Bridging Asia and Latin America Foundation. He was the 2015 HiLo Green Leader Best Ecopresenter Award Recipient; a finance team member who help invented Appart-E PPI Paris; and a Radio Announcer for Radio PPI Dunia. Other than English and Bahasa Indonesia, Biondi speaks intermediate Chinese Mandarin and French.

During his undergraduate, Biondi was awarded Hasanuddin University’s Most Outstanding Student 2011 and graduated cum laude and faculty’s valedictorian in 2012. He was named among Young Leaders for Indonesia by McKinsey & Co and appointed Young Ambassador for Open Government Partnership under President's Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4). Among Biondi's accomplishments garnered from over ten countries are Best Delegate Award in AIMUN Beijing, Best Position Paper and Hons Award in NMUN New York, an international director in AMUNC Melbourne and PIMUN Paris; an invited judge to World Peace Invitational Debate and a Top 5 speaker in an Asian Debate in Kuala Lumpur, a head delegate in Harvard National Boston and in Harvard World Singapore.

During weekend, Biondi takes a long nap and struggles to play the keys right during his piano course.

Zeva Aulia Sudana

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2014 Australia


Zeva Aulia Sudana is currently Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary and Policy and Strategy Officer at the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF). She is also an active freelance consultant for multi-stakeholders. She was Communications Officer and Green Education Consultant at the United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID). She was a Program Officer in Search for Common Ground (SFCG), an INGO in the fields of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She has travelled to various parts of Indonesia to conduct grassroot programs.

She obtained her Masters of Arts (MA) Degree in December 2013 from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in the studies of Social and Global Justice within the School of Politics and International Relations. She graduated with a Merit II-I award. She received a full scholarship from the University of Nottingham in collaboration with The Open Society Foundation (OSF). 

Zeva obtained her International Relations bachelor’s degree (SIp) in 2011 from Parahyangan Catholic University, Indonesia. She was the Chief Coordinator of KSMPMI - SENTRIS academic journal and member of Parahyangan English Debating Society. She graduated with both a cum laude and valedictorian honor.

She is a member of CAUSINDY since 2015, an alumnus of Istanbul’s Bilgi Üniversitesi Summer School on International Politics in 2012, scholarship recipient of the 2011 Study of the United States Institutes (SUSI) - Religious Pluralism in America from the US Department of State’s Educational and Cultural Bureau, and alumni of the 2010 Sekolah HAM untuk Mahasiswa / Human Rights School for University Students (SeHaMa) held by NGO KontraS.

Zeva very much appreciates music, arts and culture. 

Core Team Members

Fadhila El Discha (Programme Manager) 

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2016 China


Fadhila El Discha is currently pursuing a master's degree in Sustainable Energy Technology Program at Delft University of Technology as one of the grantees of Indonesian Endowment Fund for Education Scholarship. Born and raised in Pekanbaru, she witnessed first-hand the annual forest-fire adverse aftermath on the well-being of both people and the environment. This is one of her strong drivers to be involved in the Indonesian climate change actions upon finishing her study in Delft.

Being keen with the youth empowerment, sustainability, and climate change issues, Fadhila was involved in a number of organizations and summits. She is currently an active committee of both the Indonesian Student Association (PPI) of Delft and of The Netherlands. Fadhila was also one of the Boards of the Delft Energy Club in 2015, a student association that aims to involve and empower students to catalyze the energy transition by connecting them to opportunities in the sustainable energy field. Fadhila was graduated cum laude from Chemical Engineering University of Gadjah Mada. During her bachelor study she won several competitions, one of them being the 2nd winner of Indonesia Chemical Engineering Challenge Problem Solving Competition held by ITB. She also represented Indonesia in the International Petroleum Energy Conference 2014 in Qatar and was one the alumni of Young Leaders for Indonesia National 2014 held by McKinsey & Company.

Sherley Mega Sandiori (Government Relations Co-Manager) 

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2017 Germany


Sherley Mega Sandiori, 23 years old, is a diplomat candidate at the Directorate General of Legal Affairs and International Treaties, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. She graduated cum laude from the public international law department of Faculty of Law Universitas Indonesia in August 2017, having borne the title as FHUI's Most Outstanding Student of 2016.

Prior to joining the Ministry, she was an Associate at the International Committee of the Red Cross Delegation to Indonesia and Timor Leste where she deepened her knowledge in humanitarian law. She resolutely engaged with Government of Indonesia and ASEAN on priority issues for the Committee, e.g. contemporary warfare, business and human rights, among others. Aside from her academic interests, she is the Co-founder and Director of External Affairs of a UNICEF-funded social innovation organization, called 1000for1000, that aims to foster health services in Kepulauan Seribu.

During her bachelor study, she immersed herself in many international law-related activities. She was a legal intern at a Magic Circle-affiliated law firm and another leading law firm specializing in dispute resolutions. She previously started her rally of accomplishments by representing UI in the 2015 Asia-Pacific Model United Nations Conference in Perth, Australia and the 2016 Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston, USA. She was also awarded a gold medal in the 2016 Asia Youth Leaders for her concrete solutions in solving Bangkok’s Water Pollution Issue.

In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her family and basically is a movie-goer.

Sofwan Hakim (Government Relations Co-Manager) 

Indonesian Delegation to G20 Youth Summit 2011 France


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 the Government of Indonesia in reducing poverty and inequality through a 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 a top-tier government office (National Development Planning Agency), a multilateral agency (the Asian Development Bank) to a 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 from a macro perspective but also deeper analytical skilsl in the project level.

Sofwan graduated from University of Paris Sorbonne in France, majoring in Applied Economics for Masters degree, while his Bachelors degree was obtained at Institut Teknologi Bandung in Indonesia with an Urban and Regional Planning major.

As an aviation geek, Sofwan loves airports, go for 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.

Melvin Hade (Business Relations Co-Manager)

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2017 Germany


Melvin Hade (23) is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, the leading global management consulting firm that serves many of the world’s most influential businesses, governments and institutions. At McKinsey, his experience include serving major companies in the banking, telecommunication and logistic sectors across Southeast Asia, where he advises senior client executives to address their most pressing challenges and maximize lucrative opportunities. 

Prior to McKinsey, Melvin had rich experience in a spectrum of fields ranging from Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, Equity Research at Mandiri Sekuritas, Academic Research at Nanyang Technological University and Wealth Management at the United Overseas Bank. In addition, major institutions and companies across Asia have granted him 4 distinct scholarships over the past 10 years. 

Melvin received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia, where he graduated with Cum Laude honors in 3.5 years and was awarded with the Highest GPA Award at his study program. During his University, Melvin had won 4 national and international titles in the field of Model United Nations and have represented both his university and country for international conferences and competitions, including the Harvard National Model United Nations in 2015 and Open Government Partnership Conference in 2014. 

Melvin is also one of the Top 5 Graduates of the Young Leaders for Indonesia program held by McKinsey & Company and most recently, LinkedIn awarded Melvin as one of LinkedIn's Power Profile; making him the youngest person to win the award. 

Kristia Davina Sianipar (Business Relations Co-Manager)

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2015 Turkey


Kristia Davina Sianipar was born in Bangkok, grew up in Jakarta, and studied in Singapore. She knew she always loves her motherland, but did not know how much until she studied and worked overseas for six years. Throughout her university days, she danced Yapong, produced a musical on Bawang Merah, Bawang Putih, wrote a play on the epic Gajah Mada, and co-founded an Indonesian students’ organization of PPI Singapura. 

She then worked as an auditor at Ernts & Young LLP, but always found time to get away from her corporate life to teach Indonesian domestic workers on weekends, go to Aceh for community service trips through Nusantara Development Initiative, and of course, actively engaging in an Indonesian professionals’ association. Her love for Indonesia soon called her home and finally led her to be a teacher for a year in Rote Island, East Nusa Tenggara through Indonesia Mengajar. It was in Rote Island that Kristia first learned how to ride a motorbike. She proudly holds a Rotenese driving license and had gone on solo trips around Rote and West Timor on her 2010 Revo motorbike she fondly called Kucing Garong.  Kristia is currently involved in promoting public participation in Indonesia through the International Association for Public Participation, co-editing a book of research papers, and creating a musical.

Wafa Taftazani (Public Relations Co-Manager)

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2016 China


Wafa Taftazani, 25, is Manager for Business Development at Garena Group, Southeast Asia's most valuable tech startup, with a focus on its eCommerce business, Shopee. Previously, he was Deputy Manager for Corporate and Investment Banking at The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, rapidly rising through the ranks since he joined the global banking giant as an Analyst in 2012. He has worked with over 20 multinational corporate clients in various transactions across Asia and served as Ambassador for the Bank. He was also a strategy consultant for Grab, Cambridge United Football Club, and the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, helping to launch the first ever government-organized Nusantara Model United Nations.

Wafa completed his MBA in Strategy and Marketing at the University of Cambridge in 2016. He graduated cum laude with BA in International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University in 2012, represented the university at Harvard World MUN in 2011 and Harvard National MUN in 2009, was Winner of the first European Union Intervarsity Debate Championship in 2010, and served as Vice President at the university's International Relations Student Association. He was also active at the university's Bakti Desa program to help build simple infrastructure in West Java's outlying villages. He also interned at the Office of the ASEAN Special Adviser at the European Union Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.

Wafa has spoken on various international social and political issues for MNC TV, The Habibie Center, the British Embassy in Jakarta, and BINUS International University, among others. He is an Indonesian Education Endowment Fund scholar. In his spare time, he enjoys video games, automobiles, and swimming.

Adiska Fardani Haryadi (Public Relations Co-Manager)

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2015 Turkey




Adiska Fardani Haryadi is currently a Master student at the Management of Technology major in Delft University of Technology. She received a full grant scholarship from Study in Netherlands (StuNed). Apart from her current studies, she is also an active member of the Entrepreneurship Department in the Indonesian Student Association of The Netherlands. Adiska was co-founder of NoLimit Indonesia, a technology startup, which provides social media analytics solutions.

Adiska, who received the Kartini Next Generation Award from Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Informatics, also gained a chance to represent the Indonesian creative industry in the World IT Show in Seoul, South Korea, with full support from Indonesia's Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy. She won several competitions with her team, including an achievement as the 3rd Winner of the Startup Asia Business Pitching Competition. Last year, she was appointed as one of the speakers in The World Economic Forum on East Asia at Manila, The Philippines, and gave a speech about the role of technology in empowering collaborations among citizens.

She obtained her Bachelors Degree from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) with a BSc in Information System and Technology. She is an avid believer of Entrepreneurship and Small Medium Enterprises potentials in leveraging economic growth, particularly in developing countries. She is enthusiastic in observing startup hubs, which started at Jakarta and Bandung, continued to Delft, Copenhagen, and hopefully to other parts of the world as well. She is also an infographic designer who has a keen interest in data visualization.

Past Co-chairs

2014-2016: Gracia Paramitha, Kania Muksin;

2013 - 2014: Natasha Ardiani, Syahid Deradjat;

2012 - 2013: Disty Winata, Ariana Alisjahbana;

2011 - 2012: I Ketut Adi PutraSofwan Hakim;

2010 - 2011: Inda, Sugit Arjon.