Co-Chairs

Wafa Taftazani

Indonesian Delegate to Y20 Summit 2016 China

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Wafa Taftazani currently works at Google as a Country Strategic Partnerships Manager for YouTube, and is also a Co-Founder and Commissioner at Modal Rakyat, a financial technology platform. He earned an MBA from the University of Cambridge with a full scholarship from LPDP, and a BA in Political Science with a focus on International Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University. 

He began his career as a corporate and investment banker at the The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and as a Business Development Manager at Shopee. Wafa also served as a consultant for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grab and CNBC. 

Passionate in socio-political causes, he serves as a Vice Chairman at Inovator 4.0 Indonesia, and as a Board Member at Indonesian Youth Diplomacy, before eventually taking on the role of Co-Chair at the organization. 

Wafa has received various national and international awards from governments, educational institutions, the media, and global technology companies. In his spare time, Wafa enjoys video games, automobiles, and horror films.

Melvin Hade

Indonesian Delegate to Y20 Summit 2017 Germany

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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 leading companies in the banking, telecommunication, logistic and retail sectors across Southeast Asia, where he advises large corporate clients and state-owned enterprises on their most pressing challenges and opportunities. 

Prior to McKinsey, Melvin had rich experience in a spectrum of fields ranging from investment banking at Credit Suisse, academic research at Nanyang Technological University and wealth management at UOB Bank. In addition, major private and public institutions across Asia have granted him 3 distinct merit-based scholarships from 2007 to 2017. 

He received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Indonesia, where he graduated with Cum Laude honors in an accelerated duration of 3.5 years and was awarded with the Highest GPA Award at his program. During 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 2015 Harvard National Model United Nations in Boston and the 2014 Open Government Partnership Conference in Bali. 

Melvin is also one of the Top 5 Graduates of the Young Leaders for Indonesia (YLI) program in 2016 and recently was awarded by LinkedIn as the LinkedIn Power Profile for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018; making him the youngest person to win the award in both 2017 and 2018. 

 

Board Members

Joanna Octavia, Head of Government Affairs

Indonesian Delegate to Y20 Summit 2018 Argentina

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Joanna Octavia is a public policy professional with over 7 years of experience in government affairs, policy research and multi-sectoral stakeholder engagement. As a recipient of the Chancellor's International Scholarship, Joanna is currently pursuing her PhD in Employment Research at the Institute for Employment Research, University of Warwick.

Previously she was a Senior Public Policy Associate at Uber in Indonesia, where she led cross-functional teams to establish the brand's profile among policymakers through nationwide engagement and strategic partnerships. Prior to Uber, Joanna worked as a Senior Researcher at the Center for Public Policy Transformation (Transformasi) in Jakarta, conducting studies on Indonesia's investment competitiveness, job creation and financing in sustainable development. Additionally, she had also worked as an Analyst at Bloomberg LP in Singapore, and as a Research Intern at The Serco Institute in London. As a result of her diverse experiences, she has developed a keen interest in topics surrounding labor relations, digitization of the informal economy, and the relationship between government and business in developing countries.

Joanna graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010 with a Master of Science in Comparative Politics, and from the University of British Columbia in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science. She is one of the two official representatives of Indonesia to the 2018 Y20 Summit, the official youth forum of the G20.

 

Pradita Astarina, Head of Business Affairs

Indonesian Delegate to Y20 Summit 2012 United States

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Pradita Astarina holds a dual-degree from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (MBA and MPhil Innovation, Strategy, and Organization), both graduated with honors. She is a member of Peterhouse and also the first Jardine Scholar who read an MBA degree in Cambridge. In 2017, she won a McKinsey’ Next Generation Women Leaders Award. Previously, she graduated with Summa Cum Laude predicate from Faculty of Economics (Accounting), University of Indonesia. 

She has an extensive experience in the Private Equity (PE) investment, M&A, strategy development, and value creation both in Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Furthermore, she was one of the youngest Associate Directors in the President’s Delivery Unit for Development Monitoring and Oversight (UKP4), a special unit under the President of Indonesia.  She had represented her country in Business and Finance Panel at the Harvard Project for Asia and International Relations for three consecutive years (2011-2013).

Apart from academics, she was also the Youngest Winner of Young Caring Professional Awards Martha Tilaar 2011, the receiver of La Femme Trophy–The Power of Women Award 2012, and the finalist of Women of the Future ‘MBA Star’ award 2015.

 

Dito Kristia, Head of Development and Strategy

Indonesian Delegate to G20 Youth Summit 2013 Russia

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Dito has recently graduated from INSEAD MBA class of December 2018. He joined OVO, a leading fintech company in Indonesia, to grow its B2B corporate solutions, including big data and loyalty platform. Dito also had experience working in management consulting, oil and gas, and equity research prior to his MBA.

In his free time, he enjoys playing badminton, reading books, and exploring local coffee scenes.

 

Almo Pradana, Head of Public Relations

Indonesian Delegation to Y20 Summit 2014 Australia

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Almo serves as the Energy and Climate Manager for WRI Indonesia. He leads the development of the sustainable energy portfolio within WRI Indonesia, and is currently in charge of developing the Sustainable Energy One Map in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and the creation of Indonesia’s Center of Excellence for Clean Energy.

As an energy professional, Almo has worked for various energy companies and international organization. Prior to joining WRI, Almo worked as an implementation consultant for energy and power sector with the global management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and also at the International Energy Agency where he supported the formulation of two of IEA’s major publications namely: 2014 World Energy Outlook, and 2014 Africa Energy Outlook. Almo also has eight years of experience in the oil and gas industry with British Petroleum (BP) and Petronas.

Almo graduated from University College London (UCL) in the UK with an M.Sc. in Energy Economics and B.Sc in Petroleum Engineering

He is an avid fencer and mountaineer. His other passions include running and coffee cupping.

 

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Past Co-chairs

2016-2018: Biondi Sanda Sima, Zeva Aulia Sudana

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.