AIYA Jakarta is a non-government organisation run by both Australian and Indonesian young professionals in aims to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
As the capital city of Jakarta is a centre of business activities, diverse ethnicities and races come together in this city of dreams full of promise. And so, AIYA did not think twice upon its decision to open a chapter in the city that never sleeps in 2013. Australia’s two-way trade with Indonesia was worth $14.6 billion in 2012, and as Indonesia’s economy continues to grow rapidly, there will be opportunities for many Australian businesses to benefit from forging a stronger relationship with their counterparts.
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Sekar Langit: President
Sekar works as a Business Development Manager for South East Asia at Micromine, an Australian leading provider of innovative software solutions that span the breadth of the mining cycle from geological exploration and data management, to resource estimation, mine design, planning and production control.
Sekar is also currently volunteering as the Delegate Recruitment Lead for CAUSINDY (Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth).
Sekar believes that the relationship between Australia and Indonesia can be strengthened with people to people relationship. Organization like AIYA plays an important role in providing the platform for that.
Felix Sihombing: Vice-President (Internal Affairs)
Felix Sihombing pursued his post-graduate study at the University of Queensland, Brisbane sponsored by an Australia Awards Scholarship. His study in Australia not only taught him academic skills but also about Australian culture which in many ways is different to Indonesian culture. Despite the differences, he also found interesting similarities, such as how Australia and Indonesia promote multiculturalism. While in Australia, he also met Australian community groups that have interests in Indonesian culture and politics, where he can share and listen to opinions about the Australia-Indonesia relationship. Since returning to Indonesia he maintains an interest in observing the relationship between these two neighbouring countries. Felix is currently working at the University of Indonesia.
Greg Reynolds: Vice-President (External Affairs)
Greg is an Australian lawyer working in international development and partnership building. His journey in Indonesia began when he moved to Jakarta on an Australian Volunteers in International Development project as an advisor to an Indonesian NGO, Yayasan Hidung Merah. Since then he has become keenly interested in Indonesian culture and Bahasa Indonesia, with a particular passion for Indonesian cooking. Greg holds a Bachelor of International Studies (Honours), Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the University of Adelaide. He has a background in legal practice, international development and NGOs. Greg is passionate about the Australian-Indonesia relationship, and helping build and facilitate relationships in civil society and the private sector. He is currently the Indonesia Program Manager at International Internships, and is responsible for managing its external relationships. He believes that partnerships between Australia and Indonesia will play a significant role in the future of both nations.
Ardelia Nabila: Secretary and Treasurer
Ardelia earned her Sarjana Psikologi from Universitas Indonesia and Bachelor of Arts from University of Queensland, Australia. Ardelia has been interested in the relationship between Indonesia and Australia when she took International Relations as her minor in University of Queensland. Ardelia is confident that there will be many meaningful opportunities if Indonesia and Australia has a strong and supportive relationship, which AIYA is the right place to improving the relationship. While studying in University of Queensland, Ardelia was very active in organisations and volunteer works. One of the examples was, her role in 2015 as Vice President of University of Queensland Indonesian Students Association (UQISA) and Treasurer of AIYA’s Queensland Chapter. As Secretary-Treasurer in AIYA’s Jakarta Chapter, Ardelia will be assisting AIYA’s Jakarta Chapter’s executives in administrational and financial matters.
Stella Hie: Events Officer
Stella is a final year student in Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Indonesia, majoring in Accounting. During her study in university, Stella has actively involved in English Debating Society of University of Indonesia and has many internship experiences with multinational companies, such as Boston Consulting Group and PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia. Stella has a strong desire in enhancing Indonesian-Australian youth relationships.
Asti Setiadi: Events Officer
Asti is currently working in a private company within a Supply Chain team. Due to her interest in operations, supply chain and logistics she completed a double degree at the University of Indonesia and University of Queensland with a major International Business, graduating in 2012. Her strong passion for engaging in organizations encouraged her to join various youth organizations including PPIA (Indonesian Students Association in Australia) in Queensland in 2011, the Commission for Young People and Teenagers in her local church, and various non-profit organizations including AIYA.
Truman Calleia: General Committee Member
Truman is currently enrolled at Western Sydney University studying International relations and Indonesian. During 2017, Truman was involved in ACICS program. Based in Yogyakarta, he was involved in a 6-month language course in Bahasa Indonesia at Universitas Gadjah Mada, and a further 6 months at Universitas Kotolik Parahyangan, developing skills in the field of international relations. While undergoing his studies in Indonesia, Truman interned for Astra International, working in marketing communication out of Auto 2000 in Jakarta.
Truman discovered his interest for the Australian Indonesian relationship while studying Bahasa Indonesia at high school in Singapore. Truman hopes to continue his involvement in the Australia Indonesia relationship, supporting and strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.
Last Updated 22 November 2017.