Professor Amin, born in Tangerang on March 11, 1943, is an Indonesian politician, highly respected Islamic cleric, and the 13th Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia after being elected together with President Joko Widodo in the 2019 Presidential Election. Before being in top executive position in government, Prof. Amin already had an extensive legislative experience from 1971 to 1999. He has held various positions, from the largest Islamic Mass Organization Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the chairman of Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), to Pancasila Ideology Development Agency (BPIP) Steering Committee member.
His political career started in 1977 when he was elected as a member of the United Development Party (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan or PPP) for one term (1977–1982) in the Jakarta City Council and served as the leader of the PPP caucus. Then in 1989, he was appointed as a katib’ aam, a senior position within NU’s syuriah, its supreme governing council. He then rose to be one of the rais of NY a leader overseeing the executive leadership of the legendary and highly respected Islamic cleric Abdurrahman Wahid. Following the fall of Suharto in 1998, Ma’ruf became an advisor to Wahid’s National Awakening Party (Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa, or PKB) and advised Wahid throughout his presidency of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001.
Professor Amin returned to active politics and represented PKB in the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR) from 1999 to 2004. During his second term in DPR, Prof. Amin chaired the Fourth Commission (agriculture, food, and maritime affairs) and was a member of the Second Commission (government affairs and regional autonomy) and the Budgetary Board. He also chaired the Ulema Council’s committee in charge of issuing legal opinions (fatwa). He did not seek re-election to the DPR in 2004 and returned to MUI to chair its National Sharia Committee (acting from 2004 to 2010). He also served as an advisor to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in his Presidential Advisory Council from 2007 to 2014. In 2015 – 2019, Prof. Amin was in the position of Rais ‘Aam, equivalent to the chair of the supreme governing council, of the NU.
Minister Nadiem Anwar Makarim
Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of Indonesia
Nadiem Anwar Makarim (born July 4, 1984) started attending an elementary school in Jakarta, then graduating from a senior high school in Singapore. From Singapore, he continued his undergraduate studies in the International Relations department at Brown University, USA. He took part in foreign exchange at the London School of Economics (LSE) for a year. He continued his study at Harvard Business School and graduated with an MBA (Master of Business Administration). Nadiem is known to have spent three years working in McKinsey & Company. It is also known that he had worked as the Co-founder and Managing Editor of Zalora Indonesia, and not long after that, he became Chief Innovation Officer of Kartuku. His entrepreneurial career started when Nadiem founded a company named GOJEK and became its CEO in 2010. GOJEK was first established as a call center, offering only courier delivery and two-wheeled ride-hailing services. Today, GOJEK has transformed into a super app, providing more than 20 services, ranging from transportation, food delivery, groceries, massage, house cleaning, logistics to a cashless digital payment platform called GOPAY. Currently, GOJEK is a decacorn company with a valuation of over US$10 billion.
His innovation and social transformation entrepreneurship in GOJEK won him many prestigious accolades, including the Straits Times Asian of the Year award (2016); Bloomberg 50 annual list of innovators (2018); the youngest figure from Asia to receive the 24th Nikkei Asia Prize for economic and business innovation (2019); and the only Indonesian to be included on 100 Next list for Leaders category by the Time magazine.
Gradually, Nadiem’s role as a businessman began to appear close to palace circles, especially with the President of Indonesia. Several times Nadiem dared to invite the head of state to an official GOJEK event. In launching the GOJEK expansion to Vietnam under the Go-Viet label, Jokowi attended the event and was accompanied by several assistant ministers. Back in October 2015, Nadiem also accompanied Jokowi when he visited Silicon Valley in the United States. Valley. However, his choice to accept President Jokowi’s offer to enter the Indonesia Maju Cabinet eventually forced him to quit GOJEK. In October 2019, Nadiem officially no longer served as the CEO of GOJEK and chose to focus fully as the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology.
As the youngest minister in the history of the cabinet of the Republic of Indonesia government, Nadiem Makarim, who was inaugurated in October 2019, launched his signature policy in higher education known as Merdeka Belajar, Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) or Freedom to learn, Campus Freedom. The MBKM program emphasize in equipping the university graduates with soft skills and hard skills to be competitive human capital in the industry not just at national but also international level. There are a number of innovative initiative in MBKM program, including Indonesia International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA), humanity project, teaching for elementary students and Village Development.
Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment
Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, MPA, is an Indonesian politician, businessman and retired four-star Army general, serving as Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment since October 2019. He previously served as Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs from July 2016 to October 2019, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs from August 2015 to July 2016 and Chief of Staff to President Joko Widodo. He was also Minister of Trade and Industry in President Abdurrahman Wahid’s cabinet and Indonesian Ambassador to Singapore from 1999 to 2000.
Luhut entered the Indonesian Armed Forces Academy (AKABRI) for the Army section and three years later won the title of Best Graduate in 1970, thus earning the Adhi Makayasa award. Luhut’s military positions Indonesia Military Service (TNI) included Commander of the Army’s elite Special Forces (Kopassus) Group 3, Commander of the Infantry Weaponry Center (Pussenif) and head of the Army Education and Training Command (Kodiklat). He was the founding commander of Detachment 81 (now Sat-81/Gultor), the counter-terrorism unit of Kopassus.
While serving in the military, Luhut earned his extensive military education from the Indonesia Armed Forces and abroad including, Airbone Course, Best Graduate, Reaching Umbrella Gold Trophy Award (1971); Command Course, Best Graduate, Reaching Beyonet Silver Award Command (1971); Kecabangan Infantry Basic Course (SUSSARCABIF), Best Graduate (1971); Officers Advanced Course / SUSLAPA I (1976); and Officers Advanced Course / SUSLAPA II (1978). In 1991, Luhut graduated from George Washington University in Washington D.C. with a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA). At the same time, he graduated from the National Defense University in the same city. Luhut earned numerous accolades in his military services, including Garuda VIII Loyalty Insignia; Kartika Eka Paksi Achievement Star; Kartika Eka Paksi Nararya Achievement Star; United Nations Horor Insignia; Upholder Insignia; and Yudha Dharma Nararya Star.
Prof Ir Nizam
Director General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology (Dirjen Dikti Ristek), Indonesia
Prof. Ir. Nizam, M.Sc., DIC, Ph.D., IPU, ASEAN.Eng. is a fulltime Professor of Civil Engineering in Gadjah Mada University (UGM). He earned an Engineering degree from the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, and continued his Masters and Doctoral programs at the Imperial College of London, in Coastal Engineering.
Prof. Nizam born in Surakarta on July 6, 1961 appointed as Director General of Higher Education (Dirjen Dikti) on July 21, 2020. As of August 2021 he continues to serve as Interim (Plt.) Director General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology (Dirjen Dikti Ristek). He is one of the people who participated in the core team drafting the Law on Higher Education in 2012, the Law on Medical Education in 2013, and the Law on Engineering in 2014.
His experience in the field of higher education management is quite extensive. He served as Secretary of the Council for Higher Education (DPT), the Ministry of Education and Culture from 2008-2013. He held the position of Head of the Center for Educational Assessment at the Ministry of Education and Culture in 2013 – 2017. He was also a Dean of Faculty of Engineering in UGM in 2017 – 2020. His academic achievements have won him many awards, including Best Paper, 21st International Congress Asia and Pacific Division, from the International Association for Hydraulics Research (2001), Honorary Professor Award, ASEAN University Network – AUN, Chulalongkorn University, Hewlett Packard Award for e-learning (team member) (2007), and the honorary medal from the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Satyalancana Karya Satya (2012).
Assoc Prof Dr Pasit Lorterapong
Deputy Permanent Secretary Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pasit Lorterapong currently serves as the Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI), Thailand. He founded the Graduate School of Management and Innovation, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi and served as Dean during 2008 – 2016. He also served as a senior advisor for the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand (EECO) before joining MHESI. Dr. Lorterapong received his Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Chiang Mai University, Master of Science in Civil Engineering at South Dakota State University, and PhD in Building Studies from Concordia University. Dr. Lorterapong is also a certified PMP® by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
H E Kevin Burnett, ONZM
New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia New Zealand Embassy
Kevin Burnett is the New Zealand Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia. He took up his post in September 2021.
Before his appointment as Ambassador to Indonesia, Kevin was the Consul General in Hawai’i and non-resident Ambassador to the North Pacific States of the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Republic of Palau.
Kevin has experience across several public sector agencies. He has held roles in the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice. Kevin joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2015 and was appointed as the Chief of Staff. In 2019 Kevin undertook a secondment to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet as the Principal Adviser to the Chief Executive. Before joining the public sector, Kevin completed 35 years’ service as an officer in the New Zealand Army.
Kevin is married to Catherine and they have three adult sons.
Dr Roger Y Chao Jr
Assistant Director / Head - Education, Youth and Sports Division The ASEAN Secretariat
Dr. Roger Chao Jr. is currently Asst. Director/Head of Education, Youth and Sports at the ASEAN Secretariat. Since 2013, he has been engaged in the international education development sector in various capacities in various organizations including UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Commission, DAAD and the British Council. Dr. Chao has published in commissioned international reports, academic journals and edited volumes, and international media on regionalization and internationalization of higher education, teacher education, recognition of higher education, education and the 4th industrial revolution, and refugee education.
He has a PhD on Asian and International Studies from City University of Hong Kong, a European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management from a consortium composed of the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, University of Deusto, and the Institute of Education, University of London, and a Masters in Education (Mathematics) from the University of the Philippines.
Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela
Director SEAMEO Secretariat
Dr Ethel Agnes Pascua- Valenzuela is the director of the SEAMEO Secretariat, which serves as the executive arm of the SEAMEO Council of Ministers of Education from 11 member states that make up SEAMEO. She is the 18th Director of SEAMEO Secretariat and the first woman director since SEAMEO’s establishment in 1965.
Since Dr Ethel Valenzuela joined the SEAMEO Secretariat, she oversaw the implementation of SEAMEO College projects with ADB; SEA PLM- the first regional assessment of grade 5 learners in reading, writing, mathematics literacy as well as global citizenship and SEAMEO Inter-centre collaboration activities and UNESCO-SEAMEO projects. She represents SEAMEO in the UNESCO SDG Steering Committee and the Intl Teacher Task Force. She is a advisory board member of UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), the ASEAN TVET Council and UNESCO ISCED-T Advisory Group.
When the pandemic broke in, she has introduced a wide range of COVID-19 responses of the organization including the development and rolling off the SEAMEO Webinar Series, SEAMEO COVID -19 Accessible and Responsive Education Support (CARES) Programme and SEAMEO Border Schools Project aligning its actions to the UNESCO Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response and Toolkit for Remote Teaching and Learning to name a few.
Prior to joining SEAMEO, Dr Valenzuela also served in the Philippines as Commissioner of UNESCO National Commission (2003-2010) and played an integral role in the ratification of UNESCO Mutual Recognition of Higher Education Degrees, Studies and Certificates (2003) as well as in the drafting of the TOKYO Convention for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications (2011). She served as Director IV of the Commission on Higher Education for Office of Student Services and Director III of the International Affairs Services. An accomplished academic and writer, Dr Valenzuela led SEAMEO researches on K to 12 Toolkit, Regional Comparison of K to 12 Systems in Southeast Asia, Southeast Asia Teaching Competency Standards, Education For All Assessment of the Philippines, ESD Toolkit, UNESCO Toolkit for the Recognition of Higher Education Qualifications and Toolkit for National Information Centre to name a few and two Outstanding EIU Best Case Studies from UNESCO APCEIU on Peace Education and Literacy.
As a passionate educator, Dr Valenzuela also serves as Professorial Lecturer at the Department of Educational Leadership and Professional Services, College of Education, at the University of the Philippines – Diliman Philippines since 2006.
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi
Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry, and currently serves Elsevier and RELX in several different capacities. In his primary role as Director of Corporate Affairs and Asia Strategy for RELX, he is responsible for government affairs, corporate communications, and corporate responsibility for RELX. As non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, he works directly with governments, Elsevier customers, and in industry associations worldwide.
YS recently served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers and has also concluded 4 years of service as the President of the International Publishers Association. He has also served on dozens of charitable, educational and industry boards, including Princeton University, South Federal State University, the Korean American Community Foundation and McCarter Theatre.
Senior Vice President QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Prof Ari Kuncoro
Rector Universitas Indonesia
Ari Kuncoro received his Ph.D. degree in Economics from Brown University in 1994. Since then he joined the Universitas Indonesia as a lecturer in their Faculty of Economics. In 2009 he was promoted to become an economics professor in this university. Throughout his career, he holds several other appointments. Among others are Visiting Research Professor at large at Brown University (USA) from 2003 till 2013, Visiting Scholar at the International Center for the Study of East Asian Development (Japan) in 2006, Visiting Scholar at the Australian National University (Australia) in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011 and Visiting Fellow at the Royal Netherland Institute for South East Asian and Caribbean Studies in 2008.
Before holding the position of Universitas Indonesia Chancellor 2019-2024, in December 2013 Prof. Kuncoro has started his term as the Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Indonesia (FEB UI) which include Department of Economics, Department of Management and Department of Accounting, to oversee the transformation of the curriculum to be more in line with the new development in the international best practice of economic and business teaching.
Prof. Kuncoro has been working in the field of industrial economics, development economics and applied microeconomics in Indonesia since early 1990s. His works on this subject published in the Journal of Political Economy, the World Bank Economic Review and Journal of Development Economics become the most important works in the field of Indonesian industrial economics. His works particularly on business/investment climate and industrial/city agglomeration have been used to develop strategies for a country to cope with new kind of competition brought the globalization.
Asst Prof Dr Niwat Keawpradub
President Prince of Songkla University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Niwat Keawpradub, the 13th President of Prince of Songkla University (PSU), has extensive expertise in Pharmacy, especially in Pharmacognosy.
As a researcher, President Niwat focuses on pharmaceutical sciences and technology, phytochemistry and standardization of herbal medicines and related products, as well as pharmacognosy, ethnobotany and local wisdom of traditional medicines.
He graduated from King’s College, University of London, with Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy in 1998. After completing his studies, he worked as an academic staff at the PSU Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and also has occupied several managerial positions both at faculty and university level, such as Associate Dean for Student and Special Affairs, Dean of Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vice President for Student Development, Sport and Culture, and later on, Vice President for Planning and Finance. President Niwat was appointed as the President of Prince of Songkla University in June 2018.
Under his tenure, PSU has maintained its reputation as one of the top ten leading universities in Thailand and advanced the university’s commitment towards excellence in teaching, research and public services.
Prof Dr rer nat Abdul Haris
Vice Rector of Academic and Student Affairs Universitas Indonesia
Abdul Haris is a Geophysics Professor at Universitas Indonesia’s Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Prof. Haris earned his Doctor rerum naturalium in Geophysics from the University of Kiel in Germany. He successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Amplitude Preserving Pre-stack Depth Migration and Its Application to Imaging of BSR in Marine Multichannel Seismic Reflection Data.”
Prof. Haris began his career at Universitas Indonesia in 1999 as a lecturer in the Department of Physics and a researcher in the Research Center for Marine Geosciences. He has extensive management experience at Universitas Indonesia, beginning as the Faculty Secretary in 2008, progressing to Chief Geoscientist in 2013, and Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences from 2014 to 2019. He was then appointed as the Vice-Rector Universitas Indonesia in Research and Innovation until 2020, and he is currently the Vice-Rector Universitas Indonesia in Academics and Student Affairs (2020-present).
Prof. Haris has vast professional experience as an Indonesian oil and gas exploration consultant. He is also active in several academic organizations, such as the Vice President of the Association of Indonesian Geophysicists (HAGI), the Association of Indonesian Geologists (IAGI), and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG).
Prof. Haris is frequently assigned to lead transformational change in higher education in the managerial field. As Dean, he was successful in establishing multidisciplinary research laboratories in collaboration with Pertamina at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. He also established an independent natural and formal sciences accreditation agency (LAMSAMA) to improve the quality of mathematics and natural sciences education in Indonesia.
Prof. Haris specialized in hydrocarbon reservoirs, seismic analysis, and geostatistics. His research in the abovementioned fields has been published in the prestigious International Journal of Geoscience. In addition, he was named SINTA’s best researcher in Indonesia by the Minister of Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia and received an honorable mention in the Asia Pacific Regional Imperial Barrel Award in 2017.
Dr Dian Ekowati
Head, Planning and Development Board Universitas Airlangga
Chief Sector Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mr. Sungsup Ra is Chief Sector Officer, Asian Development Bank (ADB). He leads ADB-wide strategies, knowledge, partnership, and innovations of the education, energy, finance, health, transport, urban, and water sectors.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Ra was the Director of the South Asia Human and Social Development Division (SAHS) and Chair of the Education Sector Group for more than ten years. Since he joined ADB in 2001, he worked in various leadership capacities including as Director of the Pacific Strategy and Special Operations, as Senior Advisor to the Managing Director General, and as Deputy Country Director for Bangladesh and Nepal.
Mr. Ra has more than 25 years of experience covering identification, processing, implementation, and assessment in a broad range of sectors including education, health, social protection, energy, climate change, urban, water, transport and agriculture. As a strategic and innovative leader, he led high level policy dialogues with developing countries and significantly contributed to ADB’s recent expansion in the social sector. He introduced new financing modalities such as results-based lending and multi-tranche facility at first in the social sector. He pushed the boundaries of traditional projects to support cross sectoral issues such as food crisis, youth unemployment, digital transformation, clean energy, vulnerable urban population, and road safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic period, he led ADB’s emergency response in health, education, and social protection in South Asia. He is actively involved in global initiatives such as the international financing facility for education, pandemic response and preparedness, and energy transition.
As an author of over 50 publications, Mr. Ra regularly contributes to public debates in news media and conferences on development issues. He recently co-edited “Powering a Learning Society During an Age of Disruption” (Springer) and a special issue on “Emerging Labor Markets of the Future of the International Journal of Training Research”.
Before joining ADB, Mr. Ra worked with Samsung and Korean National Pension. He also taught at leading universities in Japan, Korea, and US— International Christian University, Tokyo, Korea University, Seoul, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.
Education Specialist UNICEF
Azlina Kamal is the Education Specialist and Lead for UNICEF in Malaysia. She provides overall leadership and technical guidance for the strategic development, implementation and evaluation of education programmes. She seeks opportunities to accelerate innovation for learning and to leverage on government and private sector partnerships for system strengthening, for capacity building, and for greater engagement and advocacy. Inspired by Foucault’s idea that not everything is bad but that everything is dangerous and we therefore always have something to do, Azlina is interested in the development of politically and socially contextualised approaches to educational leadership and programming, social justice, and policy development and engagement. She graduated with distinction from the University of Kent, and the UCL Institute of Education London specialising in Education Leadership and Management, and was a recipient of the British Chevening Award. Azlina has provided thought leadership, and advice on equity, inclusion and organisational improvements at the country, regional and global levels.
President Director Microsoft Indonesia
As the President Director of Microsoft Indonesia, Dharma is responsible for accelerating Indonesia’s digital transformation through cloud adoption, helping businesses in Indonesia build their resilience and digital skills, and empowering digital-first companies and start-ups with the tools to scale their innovation.
Before Microsoft, he was the Senior Vice President Enterprise of Telkomsel, where he successfully grew the business by focusing on customer needs and transformed the organization by building a team mindset. He also used to hold leadership positions at Honeywell, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks, Huawei, and co-founded a mobile digital start-up.
With 20 years of business experience and vast industry knowledge, Dharma will be advancing growth and digital acceleration for Indonesia, its developer and start-up ecosystem, enterprise businesses, small to medium enterprises, the public sector, and crucial industry vertical sectors, hence enabling Indonesia to become Digital Indonesia.
Dharma graduated from University of Brawijaya with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and has a Master of Business Administration from IPMI International Business School. In his spare time, he loves to spend quality time with his family, play basketball, and music instruments.
Ririn Salwa Purnamasari
Senior Economist, East Asia and Pacific Poverty and Equity Global Practice World Bank
Ririn Salwa Purnamasari is a Senior Economist with the World Bank’s East Asia and Pacific Poverty and Equity Global Practice. She is one of the key staffs in conducting analytical work and providing technical assistance to the government counterparts on poverty, inequality, employment, and gender issues in Indonesia. She also serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion representative for the World Bank Indonesia Country Office.
Ririn currently also leads the country work program on poverty and inequality in Malaysia. Previously, she led the World Bank poverty engagements in Timor-Leste and worked in the Social Protection and Jobs Team in the Philippines and Malaysia.
Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a research partner of the Center for International Forestry Research. She also worked at Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations in Rome, and the Indonesia Statistical Office in Jakarta. An Indonesian national, Ririn holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin
Deputy Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and Senior Analyst at Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin is Deputy Head of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) and a Senior Analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), where he leads work on digitalization in education (“Smart data and digital technology in education: AI, learning analytics and beyond”), on education during the covid-19 crisis as well as a large international practice-engaged innovation project in 24 countries on “Fostering and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education”. His work has focused on innovation in education and on higher education, looking at how to support innovation-friendly ecosystems in education, how to drive change and adapt to innovation, and studying specific innovations.
His recent reports include theOECD Education Digital Outlook: Pushing the Frontiers with AI, Blockchain and Robots(2021),Schooling during a pandemic(2021),How Learning Continued during the COVID-19 Pandemic(2022) andFostering Students’ Creativity and Critical Thinking: What it Means in School(2019).
He is a Marie Curie Fellow, a 2007 Fulbright New Century Scholar, and received awards for his work from the US National Association of Assessment Directors and from the International Center for Innovation in Education. He holds a PhD in economics, a master’s in philosophy and a grande école diploma (Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris).
Journalist CNN Indonesia
Desi Anwar is a leading news presenter in Indonesia. She was born in Bandung, West Java, and started her career at RCTI in 1990. She hosted news programmes including Seputar Indonesia, Nuansa Pagi, Bulletin Afternoon and Bulletin Night. Desi Anwar had held those job positions until 1999.
When leaving RCTI, Desi became Co-founder of Astaga.com, the first web portal in Indonesia, before joining Metro TV as a consultant and trainer when the first news station was broadcasted in 2000. Desi hosted a weekly talk show about politics ‘ Dialogue of the day,’ Economic issues ‘Economic Challenges’ and UK news ‘Metro This morning.
Occasionally, Desi also appears to present programs on Metro TV, such as Face to Face with Desi Anwar and Economic Challenges with Desi Anwar. The program has featured many prominent international figures, such as the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Richard Gere, George Soros, Christine Lagarde, Karen Armstrong, Muhamad Yunus, various heads of government and heads of state. She is also known for being the host of ‘Tea Time with Desi Anwar’ showing Indonesian personalities.
Presently, Desi Anwar is a journalist at CNN Indonesia which officially aired on August 17, 2015, right alongside Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day. Desi hosts the daily program, ‘Insight with Desi Anwar’, airing Monday-Sunday from 18:00 to 19:00.
Her experience in the world of journalism is immense. Desi has experience as GM Marketing and Business Development, producing TV Talkshows, advertorials, TV commercials and creative placements for clients. In addition, Desi is also a regular columnist for The Jakarta Globe and Mainichi Shimbun. She has also been listed as a contributor to Tempo English and The Jakarta Post magazines.
Apart from being a journalist, Desi also has a hobby of photography and traveling. She poured her passion of her hobbies into a book entitled A Romantic Journey: Notebook of A Traveller.
Prof Nigel Healey
Vice President Global and Community Engagement University of Limerick
Dr Nigel Healey is Professor of International Higher Education and Vice President (Global and Community Engagement) at the University of Limerick. He is currently serving as Interim Provost and Deputy President. Prior to his appointment at the University of Limerick in April 2020, he held senior academic positions at Fiji National University, Nottingham Trent University, the University of Canterbury and Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as teaching positions at the University of Leicester and Leeds Beckett University.
Dr Healey has served as an economic policy advisor to the prime minister of Belarus and the deputy minister of economy of the Russian Federation and managed a number of multinational research and economic development projects in Europe and Asia. His current research interests are in the internationalization of higher education, transnational education and higher education policy and management.
Asst Prof Dr Supatra Davison
Assistant President for ASEAN Affairs and the Creative Economy Prince of Songkla University
Asst. Prof. Dr. Supatra Davison was appointed Asst. President for ASEAN Affairs and the Creative Economy at Prince of Songkla University, Thailand since October 8th, 2022.
Dr. Supatra has more than a decade of development experiences across multiple country contexts for numerous ASEAN members. Her work has focused on raising awareness of ASEAN issues, and collaborating with related organizations on multi-cultural topics, while generating close working links with the Consulate General of Malaysia and the Consulate of the Republic of Indonesia.
Dr. Supatra was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aquatic Science, Faculty of Natural Resources, Prince of Songkla University, and a member of a MRC international team for seven years. They were tasked with monitoring the ecological health of the Lower Mekong River Basin, which encompasses Lao PDR, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Her primary role was as a Thai national expert. Dr. Supatra Davison holds a Ph.D. in Limnology from Monash University, Australia.
Kay Poh Gek Vasey
Kay Poh Gek Vasey is the Founder of MeshMinds, a creative technology studio, partnered with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). MeshMinds brings together the best brains in the art, technology, real and virtual worlds to form partnerships and collaborations to protect our culture and the environment. The MeshMinds Foundation community of impact artists, technologists, and sustainability advocates build experiences that focus on maximising action towards securing an inclusive, accessible and sustainable future for all generations.
Kay spends her days blending the worlds of art and technology with powerful partnerships to drive awareness, ignite conversations and inspire behaviour change for the sustainable development of people and our planet.
In 2021, Kay spearheaded the team that launched 100 Days to #BeatPlasticPollution, in partnership with UNEP. The campaign focused on using interactive AR experiences to encourage people to form new habits to avoid single-use plastic and told the stories of young sustainability advocates from the region. This combination proved successful and the campaign reached 21m+ unique individuals with 1.2m+ people playing with the AR experiences. It also received numerous high profile features, including the BBC, Asia Development Bank (ADB) and at the SEA of Solutions 2021 virtual conference.
In 2022, The MeshMinds Foundation partnered with Meta to enable painters, performance artists, and musicians to use augmented and virtual reality to bring new audiences to traditional art in Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. The digital showcases were supported by UNESCO due to its alignment with its mission to use cultural heritage as a driver for sustainable development.
Looking forward, with the dawn of web 3.0, Kay is committed to enabling a metaverse for people and planet. She offers expertise and advocacy on XR Creation & Production; Digital Sustainability; Digital Transformation; and the Future of Art & Creativity. She will continue to champion Women in Technology with her small but mighty team and will always remember that she stands on the shoulders of giants.
Prof Dato Mohd Ekhwan Hj Toriman
Vice Chancellor Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Prof. Dato’ Mohd Ekhwan Hj. Toriman graduated with a Ph.D in Environmental Hydrology, Water Quality Modelling & Geographical Information System (GIS) application from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. He specialises in environment hydrology, river modelling and GIS Application. He was recipient of multiple awards throughout his career and his most recent of which was an award to acknowledge his Contribution to Society – The Asia HRD Award 2022. Prof. Dato’ Toriman was former Deputy Director General (Academic and Development) Department of Higher Education in the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia before taking on his current role as Vice Chancellor in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Imelda Mulyani Harsono
Executive Vice President Director Samator Group
Started from the Procurement Division as a staff, Imelda Harsono, now the Executive Vice President Director of Samator Group, has gathered countless experiences in the business world. Under her leadership, she developed lots of brilliant ideas to contribute to Indonesia’s economy and medical growth. She also played a big role in supporting Indonesia to overcome the pandemic by inventing and providing “Sippol”, the effective and affordable hydrogen peroxide based hand sanitizer and disinfectant. Her other innovations also bring Indonesia one step closer to embrace renewable energy. Through Samudera Biru Internasional, Samator Group creates a safer environment to find balance between Human and Nature. Her achievement leads her to be listed in many nominations. Some of them are; Top 10 Indonesia Most Powerful Businesswoman 2018, 99 Most Inspiring Women 2019, Asia Most Influential In Industry and Energy by Tatler Asia 2021, and Nominated as Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum in 2013.
Prof Leonard Kwok-Hon Cheng
President Lingnan University
Professor Leonard K Cheng has been President of Lingnan University (LU) of Hong Kong since September 2013. Prior to joining LU, he served as Dean of the School of Business and Management of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) from 2009 to 2013. Professor Cheng graduated with a first-class honours Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in economics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1975, and was awarded an MA and a PhD in economics by the University of California, Berkeley, in 1977 and 1980, respectively. His research interests include applied game theory, market structure, currency crisis, international trade and investment, technological innovation and imitation, China’s inward and outward foreign direct investment, and national security protectionism. He has published papers in many leading academic journals in economics, and has served as an associate editor of the Journal of International Economics and Pacific Economic Review.
Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) The University of Queensland
As Vice-President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at The University of Queensland (UQ), Mr Li is responsible for leading the University’s overall engagement strategy, with a particular focus on expanding the quality and scale of domestic and international engagement. The position works collaboratively with all UQ portfolios to develop, articulate and sustain a shared vision of engagement.
Mr Li is an outstanding leader in the fields of international education and Higher Education administration. Prior to joining UQ, Rongyu was the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Students and Partnerships at the University of Canberra. He has also held leadership roles at RMIT University (Executive Director, International), Deakin University (Executive Director, Deakin International), Auckland University of Technology (Director, International) and the University of South Australia (Head of International and Marketing, Faculty of Health Sciences).
Mr Li’s contribution to the higher education sector extends beyond these roles. He has contributed significantly to International Education Strategies at Federal, State and Municipality levels.
CEO / Founder madebyhumans
Michael Andrian is a creative technologist focusing on interactive design and computer-generated simulation and the founder of madebyhumans. His first encounter with technical art comes from his study for visual effects at the Academy of Art University San Francisco.
Over the years, Michael has managed and produced commercials, web series, music videos, 2D/3D motion graphics, and the creation of augmented reality experiences for clients such as Meta, Snapchat, Unilever, Mondelez, Loreal, and Telkomsel to name a few. Currently, Michael is the CEO of Katalis Insight, a data-driven marketing consultancy firm working closely with over a dozen brands ranging from the healthcare industry, makeup industry, and sportswear and the CEO of madebyhumans, a Metaverse Creative Agency.
Prof Dawn Freshwater
Vice-Chancellor University of Auckland
Dawn Freshwater is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland. She became the University’s first female Vice-Chancellor in March 2020, after serving as the University of Western Australia’s Vice-Chancellor and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar for six years (2014-2020).
Professor Freshwater was the first female Chair of the G08 Research Intensive Universities in Australia,and past Chair of the Partnership Board of the World University Network (WUN). She is currently Chair of UNZ Research Committee, member of the National Health and Research Medical Council’s Women in Health Science Committee (NHMRC) and Deputy Chair and board Director of Research Australia.
Professor Freshwater was awarded her PhD at the University of Nottingham (1998) and is a highly experienced and driven supporter of translational research and research-led teaching. Her contribution to the fields of Public Health (specifically Mental Health and Forensic Mental Health) and in researching Leadership practices won her the highest honour in her field – the Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing (FRCN). She is an elected Member of the Academia Europea and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.
As an academic, Professor Freshwater has contributed to more than 200 publications, including peer-reviewed papers, research reports, books, editorials and media contributions, and she continues to supervise PhD students.
A strong advocate of industry engagement and of the role of higher education in supporting trade agreements, Professor Freshwater maintains strong professional ties with key figures in education and industry in Asia, Europe and the United States. She is known for her advocacy and action in equity and inclusivity.
Prof Christian Luong
President The American University of Science
Professor Christian Luong is medical oncologist and a researcher in the fields of biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and onco-nanotechnology. He also practices law, specializing in international and diplomatic law. His first-of-its-kind research on patient safety in Vietnam has had a significant impact on Vietnamese healthcare policies, resulting in a decrease in medical errors and a general improvement in patient safety in his country. In the field of education, he is one of the founders of the American University of Science in the United States and is currently President of the organization. He believes in the transformative power of the scientific approach to education and is a firm believer in competency-based learning.
Dr Michiel Kolman
Senior Vice President, Research Networks Elsevier
Dr Michiel Kolman is Senior VP, Research Networks, and Academic Ambassador at Elsevier. He is Past President of the International Publishers Association, where he now chairs Inclusive Publishing and Literacy. He is the executive sponsor of Elsevier Pride and was listed two years in a row in the Financial Times’ Top100 ranking of most influential LGBT senior executives. Michiel is currently co-chair of the Workplace Pride board, supporting LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion.
Since joining Elsevier in 1995, Michiel has held various core publishing roles in Amsterdam and Tokyo. He launched one of the first online journals in the industry in 1996: New Astronomy. He was Managing Director in Frankfurt, Germany. For 10 years, he spearheaded academic relations for Elsevier, building up a global network of ambassadors engaged in strategic discussions with research leaders.
Prior to Elsevier, he worked for Wolters Kluwer in a division that is now part of Springer Nature. He holds a degree from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a PhD in astrophysics from Columbia University in New York, where he studied with a Fulbright scholarship.
Prof Liz Johnson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Deakin University
Alfred Deakin Professor Liz Johnson leads Deakin’s ambitious Education and Employability strategy, including the drive to premium digital learning and student experience. Professor Johnson’s portfolio includes Indigenous Strategy, Academic Governance, Graduate Employment, Faculty Services, Student Services, Deakin Library, Deakin Learning Futures, Dean of Students, and the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE).
Professor Johnson steered teaching and learning at Deakin through the COVID pandemic, building from extensive projects on Deakin’s online learning environment, teaching and course innovation and staff capability. During this period, she sponsored restructure of Deakin’s professional services for students and Faculties, renewal of teaching and learning design and transition to online assessment.
Professor Johnson’s leadership has been recognised by national and international awards. She was inaugural Director of the Australian Council of Deans of Science Teaching and Learning Centre.
Professor Johnson taught university biochemistry for over 30 years. She now researches and publishes in curriculum renewal, work-integrated learning and digital credentialing.
Michael Stewart Knight
Director of Linguistics and Applied Language Sciences, American School of Linguistics and Applied Language Sciences The American University of Science
Michael Stewart Knight is from the United Kingdom. He has been a full-time instructor of the English language for over thirty years, and he has worked in six countries in a number of different educational settings. The countries he has worked in are, in chronological order, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. In his most recent post, at the American University of Science, he holds the post of Director of Linguistics and Applied Language Sciences. He has an MA in English Language Teaching, awarded by the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, and a Certificate for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language to Adults, awarded by the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Prior to embarking on his career in Teaching English as a Foreign / Second Language, his background was in Fine Art and he has a BA and an MA in this subject. He is a keen amateur photographer, traveler, foody, film watcher and swimmer.
Dr Vishnu Juwono
Head of Transformation, Risk Management, and Monitoring Evaluation Bureau Universitas Indonesia
Dr Vishnu Juwono, Head of Transformation, Risk Management and Monitoring Evaluation Bureau, Universitas Indonesia.
Dr Juwono is a Head of Transformation, Risk Management, and Monitoring Evaluation Bureau (TREM) at University Administration headquarter (PAU) in Universitas Indonesia (UI) since May 2020. During his stint at TREM UI Dr Juwono led the University transformation initiatives and coordinating the mobilization of world ranking data within UI for leading university rankings such as QS’ rankings and Times Higher Education (THE)’s rankings. As a result, UI achieved the highest ranking in the last ten years in QS World University Ranking 2023 and THE Impact Ranking 2022. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Public Administration at the Faculty of Administrative Science Universitas Indonesia (FIA UI). Dr Juwono has an extensive higher education management experience at UI, where he was a Coordinator for International Cooperation in FIA UI in July 2017 – May 2020. He was appointed as an Assistant Manager for Research, Publication and Public Service at FIA UI in December 2016 – July 2017. Initially, Dr Juwono had joined the University as a Head of Communication Office in PAU at UI in 2009 – 2011.
Dr Juwono got his Doctoral of Philosophy degree (PhD) from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE), London, in September 2016 with a full scholarship from the Jardine Foundation, Hong Kong. His PhD thesis is on a political history of governance reform and anti-corruption initiatives in Indonesia, 1945 – 2014. In October 2008 he pursued the post-graduate program in Diplomatic Studies at Queen Elizabeth House (QEH) and Trinity College, Oxford University, the United Kingdom. He also received a Master of International Affairs (M.I.A.) degree in 2003, with a concentration in International Finance and Business from the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, New York. Dr Juwono earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the Faculty of Economics, the University of Indonesia (FEUI) in 1999. His professional experience outside Higher Education sector as Governance Consultant in the World Bank Office Jakarta in 2005 – 2008 and was working for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the Executive Director of Southeast Asia Office in Washington D.C in 2004 – 2005.
Dr Juwono has a number fellowship in a number world leading universities, including Visiting Affiliate in the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, in January 2014 – March 2014 and Visiting Fellow in the Department of Political and Social Change (PSC) at the Australian National University (ANU) in September 2014. He was also a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, in May – June 2019. He published academic article in the first quartile (Q1) Scopus Indexed Academic Journal such as Management Review Quarterly and Journal of Innovation Entrepreneurship as well as six academic books and more than fifteen articles in national accredited academic journals. Dr Juwono research interest in higher education reform, governance, public policy, public administration and anti-Corruption measure.
Dr Keiko Ikeda
Vice-Director, Professor, Institute for Innovative Global Education Kansai University
Keiko Ikeda is a Professor in the Division of International Affairs, and KU-COIL Coordinator at Kansai University. Recently, she has taken the role as the principal project manager for the Inter-University Exchange Project funded by MEXT, 2018-2022 (“COIL Plus Program to Develop Global Career Mindset”). She is Vice-Director for the newly established organization at KU, Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). She has a Ph.D. from University of Hawai’i at Manoa, specializing in Japanese linguistics, foreign language education, and conversation analysis. Her interests in the international education field are internationalization at home, constructing active learning programs collaborating with universities overseas. Keiko also plays a key role in another line of on-going inbound project, SUCCESS (2022-), it promotes employability of international students who have studied in Japan.
Prof Andrew MacIntyre
President Pro Vice-Chancellor Monash University Indonesia
Professor Andrew MacIntyre is President Pro Vice-Chancellor Monash University Indonesia. In this capacity he the founding head of the first foreign university campus in Indonesia — Monash University Indonesia. He also chairs the Board of Monash University Publishing.
Prior to joining Monash University, he was Deputy Vice-Chancellor Global Development and Director of the Australian APEC Study Centre at RMIT. Earlier roles include Dean of the College and Director of the Research School of Asia & the Pacific (2008-2014) and founding Director of the Crawford School of Public Policy (2002-2009) at the Australian National University; and Associate Dean at the School of Global Policy & Strategy at the University of California, San Diego (1994-2002).
Professor MacIntyre serves on the board of directors of the Asia Society Australia. He is also a board member of the Asia Foundation Australia, the Victorian Branch of the Australia-Indonesia Business Council and is Deputy Chair of the Australian Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (AusPECC). He previously served as a director of the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue and as a consultant to government institutions and companies in Australia, the United States and China, as well as international agencies such as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the ASEAN Secretariat.
Professor MacIntyre is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and has served on the editorial committees of an array of scholarly journals. He has published widely on Southeast Asian politics, international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and, more recently, enhancing universities. He was the founder of the Australia-Indonesia Governance Research Partnership, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies. He is the recipient of the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation for contributions to the promotion of relations between Japan and Australia (2006) and also a recipient of the Presidential Friends of Indonesia award (2010).
Partner Strategy & PwC
Joseph Ho is a Partner at Strategy & PwC and has more than 15 years of consulting experience working across Asia Pacific and specifically across Indonesia, Singapore and Australia. He currently leads the Government and Public Services industry for strategy in South-East Asia focusing on Education Transformation particularly within the Higher Education sector. Prior to consulting, he was an advisor within the Prime Minister and Cabinet Office in Australia working on a diverse range of macro policy challenges.
Recently, Joseph has led large scale transformation projects in Higher Education for leading Universities and Business Schools across Asia Pacific from strategy to execution of large change agendas at both the faculty and operational/professional staff level. His functional expertise is across strategy formulation, large scale education transformation, industry and economic analysis, cost optimisation to re-invest in growth and process re-engineering and implementation.
Global Sustainability Director Elsevier
Rachel Martin is the Global Director of Sustainability at Elsevier, where she is driving transformational change in the priority areas of sustainability with a focus on climate action. In 2020, this resulted in the launch of the Elsevier report The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs. Rachel is also part of the team that launched the UN Sustainable Development Goals Publishers Compact, and she represents Elsevier on several industry sustainability committees. She is based in Amsterdam.
Dr Edward Harcourt
Senior Vice President QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Dr Diah Wihardini
Director BINUS Global Binus University
Dr Diah Wihardini is the Director of BINUS Global of Bina Nusantara (BINUS) University in Jakarta, Indonesia. She took her PhD in educational measurement at UC Berkeley under the Presidential Fulbright scholarship, a M.Ed at Flinders University, and a B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Her research interests include item response modelling and development, international assessments, teaching and learning, and educational policy analysis.At BINUS, she handles all activities related to internationalisations and collaborations, and teaches mathematics and statistics courses at undergraduate level.
Prof Joshua Ka Ho Mok
Vice-President Lingnan University
Professor Joshua Mok Ka-ho is the Vice-President and concurrently Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy of Lingnan University. Professor Mok is no narrow disciplinary specialist but has worked creatively across the academic worlds of sociology, political science, and public and social policy while building up his wide knowledge of China and the region. He has published extensively in the fields of comparative education policy, comparative development and policy studies, and social development in contemporary China and East Asia. In particular, he has contributed to the field of social change and education policy in a variety of ways, not the least of which has been his leadership and entrepreneurial approach to the organisation of the field. His recent published works have focused on comparative social development and social policy responses in the Greater China region and East Asia.
Dr Jingwen Mu
Strategic Planning Manager University of Auckland
Dr Jingwen Mu is the Strategic Planning Manager of the University of Auckland. She is a university rankings expert and has been looking after the University of Auckland ranking portfolio since 2018. She leads the University’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mapping initiative and represents the University on partnerships and conferences related to rankings and the SDGs. She has been consulting for the World Bank on the Sub-Saharan Africa Benchmarking Initiative since 2015 and regularly involved in conversations with African institutions in applied sciences, engineering and technology fields. Prior to joining the University, Jingwen headed the consulting team at ShanghaiRanking Consultancy from 2015 to 2018. She was responsible for developing ShanghaiRanking’s consulting and benchmarking frameworks and was leading the consulting initiatives across universities in China and overseas.
Prof Chris Rudd OBE
Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore James Cook University
Chris Rudd is the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore for James Cook University. Chris is responsible to the JCUS board for the strategic leadership of the Singapore campus of James Cook University and is a member of the JCU Executive Board at which he also holds responsibility for the internationalisation of the University.
Prior to joining to James Cook University, Chris was Provost and CEO of University of Nottingham, Ningbo China (2015-19) where he led a campus of 8,000 students and 900 staff, delivering UK degree programmes in China’s first sino-foreign University and building a series of new research institutes in China to connect with local and international industry. His previous UK roles include Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement (2007-15), leading on business engagement and philanthropic fundraising and Dean of Nottingham’s Engineering Faculty (2003-7). Chris was a board director of the China-Britain Business Council from 2011-17.
Academic Specialist The American University of Science
Robert Wenn is an Academic Specialist with the American University of Science. Prior to taking up this position, Robert worked in the Middle East, where he was involved with Abu Dhabi University, and Abu Dhabi Men’s College among others for over 20 years. During this time he was involved in a variety of roles, in law enforcement and military teaching programs, as well as other vocational courses. He is also a NEBOSH certificate holder and has delivered lectures concerning good Health and Safety practices. Before being involved in academia, Robert served honorably in the UK armed forces where he saw action at both home and abroad. He also served in one of the UK’s Police Forces where his conduct on leaving was considered exemplary. Robert is originally from the West coast of Scotland, but speaks French, and Arabic. He is also a keen supporter of St Mirren Football Club.
Prof Pei-Shan Tsai
Dean of Office of Global Engagement Professor of Nursing Taipei Medical University
Pei-Shan Tsai, PhD, RN, isa distinguished professor at Taipei Medical University College of Nursing. Her research focuses on the link between stress‐response systems and chronic illnesses and outcomes of nursing care of patients with stress‐related illnesses. Having published morethan 130 peer-reviewed articles in medical, psychology, and nursing journals, Tsai is noted for bringing researchers from different fields together to collaborate on research projects that have important clinical and policymaking implications. In her capacity as Dean of TMU Office of Global Engagement, she leads a team of professionals and academics to assist international exchange of people and ideas, facilitate collaboration in education and research, and promote the institution’s achievements. Working closely with the University’s Senior Leadership Team, Tsai provides strategic advice and practical solutions to the institution’s vision for international development. She is an active participant in international networks and a member of the QS Academic Committee.
Human Capital Leader and Partner (Inward Investment and Corporate Services) PwC Indonesia
Adi Pratikto is a Partner in the Corporate and Inward Investment Services team at PwC Indonesia. He has more than 20 years experience working on various foreign direct investment and global mobility consulting works for foreign investors and MNCs as a team leader. He has extensive experiences in dealing with complex regulatory aspects which are relevant for foreign companies to do business in Indonesia. He has been involved as a team leader in providing services for foreign investor starting from consulting to implementation phase which include advising foreign investors with regards to appropriate type of entity, structure, regulatory requirements and procedures for setting up their business in Indonesia and assisting them in liaising with government authorities to establish their presence in Indonesia and to obtain the required permits and licenses. His experience is across many industries including financial services, energy, utility and mining, manufacturing, hospitality, services as well as trading and e-commerce.
Dr Lisa Lam
Director, Centre for Innovative Service-Learning Hong Kong Baptist University
Dr. Lisa Lam is the Director of Centre for Innovative Service-Learning at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) who provides academic leadership to credit-bearing service-learning courses and initiatives and oversees the development of HKBU’s first co-working space TriAngle that engages students in the world of social good and innovation. Recently, Dr Lam has also been engaged in the development of one of HKBU’s new transdisciplinary programmes named Bachelor of Arts, Science and Technology (Personalised Pathway) in which students will be guided to design their own learning pathway and address an impactful question of their own choice. Dr Lam has served on the judging panels of a number of awards and competitions, recent ones included the Wharton-QS Reimagine Education Awards and the City I&T Grand Challenge which was the first city-wide innovation and technology competition in Hong Kong. Dr Lam is the University Coordinator of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Chief Marketing Officer QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Tim is Chief Marketing Officer at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, where he leads a diverse and expansive team of marketers who cover the full spectrum of marketing capabilities. Since joining the company in 2020, Tim’s mission has been to make QS the partner of choice for the global higher education sector.
Famous for its world-leading institutional performance and student recruitment solutions, QS coordinates the sector’s biggest higher education audience, and Tim’s role is to ensure a best-in-class experience for students and institutional clients alike.
Prior to joining QS, Tim held executive leadership roles in international higher education marketing and student recruitment, most recently as Executive Director for Marketing at Shorelight, in the United States. Prior to that, Tim held a range of director-level positions in marketing, recruitment and admissions at multinational education provider Navitas.
Throughout his career, Tim has travelled the globe extensively – from the US and Latin America to South East Asia and Australia – taking iconic domestic university brands to new global markets and tapping into international student flows for universities across the world.
Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in the liberal arts from Cardiff University, as well as a further postgraduate degree in business.
Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar
Associate Professor (Business, Communication and Design Cluster) & Deputy Director (Community Leadership and Social Innovation Centre) Singapore Institute of Technology
Intan Azura Mokhtar is Associate Professor in the Business, Communication and Design Cluster, and Deputy Director of the Community Leadership and Social Innovation Centre (CLASIC) in the Singapore Institute of Technology, which is Singapore’s 5th autonomous university focused on applied learning. She has more than 20 years of teaching experience, seventeen of which are at the university level. Intan has taught courses related to social innovation and context, change management, school and community leadership, and educational technology and policies, for Undergraduate and Masters degree programmes. Intan has published widely on the above topics, with more than 60 publications to her name. She has also been extensively involved in public policy making in Singapore, having been a legislator in the 12th and 13th Parliament of Singapore, and Deputy Chairperson of the Singapore Government Parliamentary Committee (GPC) for Education, as well as member of the GPCs for Manpower and Transport, from 2011-2020.
Prof Venky Shankararaman
Vice Provost (Education) Singapore Management University
Venky Shankararaman is a Professor of Information Systems (Education) and Vice Provost (Education) at Singapore Management University (SMU). He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. His current areas of specialization include business process management and analytics, digital transformation, enterprise architecture and integration, and technology enhanced learning. He has around 30 years of experience in the IT industry in various capacities as a researcher, academic faculty member, IT professional and industry consultant. Professor Venky has contributed significantly to Computing and Information Systems education internationally. He was awarded the SAP Outstanding Academic Award for Southeast Asia; the award was presented by SAP to recognize his contributions to enterprise systems education. He was also awarded the Association of Information Systems (AIS) Award for Outstanding Contribution to IS Education for his outstanding contributions to information systems (IS) education. At SMU, he has won the Distinguished Teacher Award and the SMU-X Excellent Teacher Award. He is member of the AIS Education Committee, ACM Education Advisory Committee, and member of the executive committee for the Cloud Computing Chapter in Singapore Computer Society. He has published over 100 papers in academic journals and conferences.
Robert Bruce McKeith
Academic Specialist The American University of Science
Mr. Robert McKeith attended San Jose State University in California, USA where was awarded a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science. After graduation, Robert worked at Yamaha Corporation of America as a computer hardware engineer and field engineer. His work there was related to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW disc recorders. After working at Yamaha, Robert moved to Adaptec where was a software engineer and liaison engineer. His work there involved the software side of the CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW industry. As a company liaison, Robert traveled to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Robert was responsible for training fellow engineers, Asia Pacific marketing, and sales. Robert was then recruited by Easy Systems Japan to work in the same field. Robert is the author of several technology “white” papers and a paten, “Methods for Determining Write Rates of Optical Media Devices.” In 2008, Robert began teaching ESL, IELTS and Business English. Robert has been professionally teaching for fourteen years. He has taught in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam.
Director The Human Factor
Marie-Laure is an education expert with over 25 years of experience working across Asia Pacific. She is the founder and Director of The Human Factor (THF), a company specialising in helping professionals unlock and reach their full potential. In addition to leading THF, she is an Adjunct Lecturer at ESSEC Business School, where she has been teaching Master’s students for the past 14 years.
Marie-Laure has consulted and delivered L&D programmes for diverse organisations, including multinationals, international government bodies, start-ups, and academic organisations. She has built a reputation for her expertise in instructional design and for her ability to facilitate students’ and executives’ learning journeys in a very engaging manner.
Marie-Laure holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and is a CFA charterholder. She has received several coaching certifications. She is a French Trade Advisor (Singapore Committee) and on the Advisory Board of Creatella Impact.
Prof Sang Hoon Bae
Vice President for Student Affairs Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Sang Hoon Bae is Professor at the Department of Education and Vice President for student affairs in the Sungkyunkwan University. Before joining in the faculty, he served as Assistant Secretary to the President for Education in the Office of the President. Professor Bae also has sixteen-year experience in the Korean Ministry of Education. He has held positions in various parts of the Ministry, including Director in the International Cooperation Team and in the After-school Policy Planning Team. He completed both Ph. D. and MS degree in Workforce Education and Development from the Pennsylvania State University in 2006 and 2004, respectively and earned a BA in Ethics Education from the Seoul National University in Korea. His current research interests focus on education reform policy, student success in higher education, and human resources development at the national level. He is editor in chief of International Journal for Research on Extended Education. His recent publications appear in many internationally recognized journals.
Dr Madhu Chitkara
Pro Chancellor Chitkara University, Punjab & Himachal Pradesh
Dr. Madhu Chitkara is the Pro Chancellor of Chitkara University, Punjab and Chitkara University, Himachal Pradesh. An academician and an edupreneur extraordinaire, Dr. Madhu Chitkara co-founded Chitkara Educational Trust in 1998, with a vision to impart quality education to seekers in the region.
Dr. Chitkara has a PhD in Education and has had variegated experience in the field of education spanning four decades.
At Chitkara University, she has been instrumental in creating more than 60 relevant industry-linked programs across all streams at graduate, postgraduate and doctorate level. Her contribution also extends to building Incubation Centres for students with more than 100 incubate companies. Driven by her vision, the University has built a strong network with over 200 universities and institutions across the world. It is her constant endeavour to create strong academic-industry partnerships to bring the best of career opportunities for the young graduates.
Dr Madhu Chitkara continues to inspire many young women around the world and her story has been featured in the third edition of the book “Rising to the Top” published by IFEES.
She has more than 25 accolades to her credits in form of awards at state and central govt. level. She got Life Time Achievement Gold Medal Award Winner in 2004. Her case study on Entrepreneurship is published by Washington School of Business in 2013 and She was adjudged as Winner of Women Entrepreneur Award in South Asia.
F Astha Ekadiyanto
Director of Center for Independent Learning Universitas Indonesia
F. Astha Ekadiyanto, M.Sc. is the Director of Center for Independent learning, Universitas Indonesia. He is currently responsible for the implementation of Emancipated/Independent Learning Program so called Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka for undergraduates throughout the University which allow students to acquire a full semester experiential credit learning from exchange programs, internships, research projects, entrepreneurial activities and many others. He also manages the development of micro credential program which is part of the implementation of lifelong learning initiative at UI.
Mr. Astha received his master’s in Computer Science and Communication Engineering from the University of Duisburg Essen, Germany. He is a lecturer in Computer Engineering at UI for more that 15 years.
Prof Datuk Dr Rohana Binti Yusof
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic and Internationalisation (Kuala Lumpur Campus) UCSI University
Datuk Professor Dr Rohana Yusof is currently the Deputy Vice- Chancellor (Academic and Internationalisation) at UCSI University , Malaysia and also an Honorary Professor at the Centre for Natural Products Research and Drug Discovery (CENAR) University of Malaya. She previously held the position as the Director of Akademi Kepimpinan Pengajian Tinggi (AKEPT) or The Higher Education Leadership Academy at the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia. Her main task at AKEPT is to vision the direction of AKEPT and lead in positioning AKEPT as a referral academy for higher education leadership. With a strong profile in helming key positions at the university, her network and circle of engagements was leveraged in strengthening AKEPT.
Prior to this, she held the position as the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student affairs & Alumni) at the University of Malaya. In her early days as a lecturer, her passion for academic endeavour is equally balanced by a passion for student development which saw her being appointed as a Fellow of the students’ residential colleges for 4 years following which, in 2003, Professor Rohana was appointed the Master of the Ibnu Sina residential college where she was responsible for the management & development of the students and the college staff, as well as the physical development of the college. During this time, she was also on a number of advisory boards of the students’ activities in the Student Affairs Department. Her vast experience and passion for student development has been acknowledged with her being appointed as the Deputy Vice Chancellor for student affairs and alumni in 2010 and she served in this position for seven and a half years. As a deputy Vice Chancellor, she was also responsible for nurturing the holistic development of the students in their preparation for the responsibilities of a career, citizenship and adulthood. She also served as a board member of Loke Yew Board, Education Malaysia Global Services, UM Corporate services , UM Pharmauji and on various committees during her term as Deputy Vice Chancellor.
The first team of top management of AKEPT (2008) saw Professor Rohana Yusof as the Deputy Director of the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT) heading the Centre for Leadership in Research and Innovation where she was responsible for the organization & management of programs & initiatives related to HE leadership in research & innovation. As part of her responsibilities, she familiarised herself with issues and challenges related to HE in Malaysia which gave her a broadened perspective in planning for relevant training programs in the centre that she headed.
Professor Rohana Yusof received her early education at Convent Bukit Nanas Secondary School. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Biochemistry (Lancaster University, UK) and a Postgraduate teaching certification. She then obtained an MSc (University Malaya) and PhD in Biochemistry (University of Leeds, UK) specializing in Molecular Biology.
She received the merit award for The High Commissioner’s Award for Academic Excellence in London for her work on Adenovirus for her PhD. Upon her return to Malaysia in 1993, she was appointed as a lecturer in the University of Malaya. Among the many accolades Prof Rohana has received include a number of international awards such as the one awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (1996) by the Kinki University in Japan. She also obtained a fellowship from the ASEAN Molecular Biology Organization (1997) to do research at the National Institute of Genetics, in Mishima, Japan. In 1998, she received the Fulbright Scholar award following which, she spend 8 months at the Kansas University Medical Centre. As an academician Prof Rohana have also published close to eighty publications both in ISI /scopus indexed journals. In the 2017 University Malaya Excellent Award Ceremony (ACUM) Prof Rohana and her collaborators received the award for having the top research grant from outside the university from the Chancellor.
Professor Rohana is a Certified Coach and has provided her services for the community and Industry. She is also a Fellow at the Academy of Science, Malaysia, since May 2014 and was recently appointed as the chairperson of the Medical and Health Sciences Discipline for the term July 2021- April 2023. She is also actively involved with the Malaysian Open Science Platform as the member of Malaysian Open Science Alliance and the chairperson of the landscape study and guideline of Open Science and the deputy chair for The National Biotechnology 2.0 policy taskforce.
Dr Takeshi Takama
Chief Executive Officer su.re.co
Dr. Takeshi has a PhD in Geography and Environment from the University of Oxford as an Oxford Kobe scholar. He worked as an expert on climate change, environment, and energy as a researcher, business owner, educator, and consultant for 20 years. Currently, Dr. Takeshi is the CEO of su-re.co (Sustainability & Resilience), a research associate for Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), and a visiting professor at Udayana University. Previously, he worked as a climate change officer for Japan International Cooperation Agency and a researcher for SEI. He had contributed to the National Adaptation Action Plan for the Indonesian government. Dr. Takeshi also manages agro-businesses to host climate field schools, introduce biogas digesters connecting to carbon offset, and sell products from these farmers. He uses these research and business experiences in education and corporate speeches. Dr. Takeshi currently lives in Bali and is fond of outdoor activities, living in multi-cultural societies, and creating arts and treehouses.
Dr Arif Perdana
Associate Professor Monash University, Indonesia
Dr. Arif works as an Associate Professor at Monash University, Indonesia campus. He has been working in academia for nearly two decades, including at the Singapore Institute of Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, and the University of Queensland, Australia. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Arif worked in the IT services and finance industry. His expertise is in digital technology strategy, data science and analytics, and information systems management. He has conducted industrial research partnerships and collaborations with government institutions and companies in Singapore and Indonesia. He has also secured several academic and industrial research grants from institutions in Singapore, Australia, and Indonesia in the areas of data analytics, fintech, and blockchain. Dr. Arif has solid experience in teaching information systems and analytics to executives and professionals in Singapore and Indonesia.
Lecturer and Manager of Office of International Affairs Universitas Negeri Malang
Sari Karmina is a faculty member at the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia. She received her PhD in Education from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a pre-service and in-service trainer. Her research interests are in the area of teacher professional development, socio constructivism, teaching English for young learners, and literacy. In addition to her role as a lecturer and a researcher, Sari has been involved in the international relations, monitoring and evaluation in the faculty.
Director of Analytics & Evaluation QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Prof Dr Indang Ariati Ariffin
Director of Research Management Centre Management and Science University
Professor Dr Indang Ariati Ariffin received her biomedical degree from University Putra Malaysia, Master’s degree in chemical Pathology from Management and Science University (MSU) and pursued PhD in the same university in the field of Medical Education. Her field of interest is in professionalism, education in different cultural context, big data and technology in teaching and learning. She has been a speaker for various conferences in medical education. She has holding various position from Program Manager to Director in different centre at MSU since her 19 years experiences in education. She also committees for various board in the university particularly involved in teaching and learning. Currently she is the Director of Research Management Centre at MSU. In 2017, she the pioneer in introducing Interprofessional education (IPE) as well advocating IPE at MSU. Dr Indang published more than 14 index journals particularly in teaching and learning as well as public health.
Dr Jun Hyun Hong
Professor Chung-Ang University
Dr. Jun Hyun Hong is Professor of School of Public Service, Chung-Ang University in Seoul. Previously he was Vice President for International Affairs, Dean of Institute of International Education, Associate Dean of Graduate School, and Director of Institute of Policy and Public Administration. Professor Hong has also served professional societies as President of Korean Association of Foreign Student Administrators, President of Korean Association of Policy Analysis and Evaluation, editor-in-chief of Korean Journal of Local Government Studies, and editorial board member of Korean Journal of Higher Education. He received his Ph.D. in public policy research and analysis from University of Pittsburgh in 1995, and MPA and BA in western history from Seoul National University in 1990 and 1987 respectively.
Dr Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan
Head of Professional Development and Associate Professor The University of Hong Kong
Dr. Cecilia Chan is the Head of Professional Development in the Centre of the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Cecilia has a dual discipline expertise in engineering and education; she has been playing a key role in enhancing engineering, and science education as well as teaching and learning in higher education. Her combined expertise in these fields and multi-cultural experience enabled her to lead and conduct research on topics such as assessment and feedback, experiential learning, technology enhanced learning and the development and assessment of 21st century skills spanning in education from east to west.
Her work is employed in many parts of the world. She has been invited as keynote speaker to many international educational conferences in Korea, Singapore, United States, Estonia, Philippines, United Kingdom, Macau, Thailand, Malaysia and Switzerland on teaching, learning and the assessment of generic competency including the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Cecilia holds a PhD in Engineering from Trinity College, a postgraduate diploma and a MA in Higher Education. She also held a Fellowship from King’s College London. Dr. Chan is involved in over 40 research/projects worldwide. She is the Chair for the Engineering Education Community in Hong Kong and the President for the Asian Society for Engineering Education (AsiaSEE).
More information can be found in the Teaching and Learning Enhancement and Research Group (TLERG) website: http://tlerg.cetl.hku.hk/
Prof Sharma Shalendra
Associate Vice-President (Quality Assurance and Internationalization) Lingnan University
Professor Shalendra D. Sharma is the Lee Shau Kee Foundation Chair Professor of Political Science at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. He has held this post since 2013. Since 2015 he is also the Associate Vice President (Academic Quality Assurance and Internationalisation) at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Between1993-2018 he was professor of Political Science at the University of San Francisco, USA. Sharma received his PHD in political science from the University of Toronto in Canada. Sharma is the author of several books, including three published by Cambridge University Press. These include Prosperity with Inequality: A Comparative Political Economy of the United States, China and India (2018), Global Financial Contagion: Building a Resilient World Economy after the Great Recession (2013) and China and India in the Age of Globalization (2009).
Managing Director QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Claire is a business leader with experience in launching and growing new ventures in fast paced, high growth digital businesses backed by private investors – with a recent focus in EdTech. She has extensive commercial and operational experience across strategic partnership management, marketing, customer experience, product strategy and business strategy. A demonstrated history of delivering profitable growth, building high performing teams, and leading change to deliver improved employee and customer experience.
Prof Jatna Supriatna
Chairman of Research Center for Climate Change Universitas Indonesia
Jatna Supriatna is a professor in the fields of Biodiversity, Environmental Science and Climate Change at the University of Indonesia. His last education at the University of New Mexico, USA, graduated from a Doctorate in Bioanthropology (1991). His current position is the Chair of the Institute for Sustainable Earth and Resources of the University of Indonesia, in addition to being an editor of various international journals (Climate Resilience and Sustainability, Conservation Science, Asian Biodiversity, Asian Primates). His google scholar is 38 with citation index more than 5700. Since 2011 he was appointed by President of Indonesia to be a member of the Indonesian Academy of Sciences. He published more than 150 international articles and 28 books in the field of Environment and Conservation. He has received many international dan national awards included Conservation International Award (2017), Achmad Barkie (2012), Habibie Award (2008), and Golden Ark Award (Netherlands 1999).
Researcher, Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution National Research and Innovation Agency
For over 12 years, Tri Arfianti has been a researcher at the Research Center for Biosystematics and Evolution – National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN, previously known as LIPI). She received the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand. She holds a Ph.D in Marine Science from the Institute of Marine Science – The University of Auckland, New Zealand. You may know her work as the first Indonesian scientist who discover a new species of amphipod crustacean from Indonesian waters. Her research interests are in marine biodiversity and biogeography.
Chief Product Officer GovTech Edu
Rangga is the Chief Product Officer at GovTech Edu, the technology arm supporting the transformation of the Ministry of Education, Research and Technology, which is on a mission to use technology to improve the lives of teachers, school principals, university students across the world’s 4th largest population. He leads a team of 100+ and 5 tribes across product management, design/research, product marketing, content, data analytics/data science, and product strategy & ops. Previously he served as Group Head of Product & Strategy at Kargo Technologies and Lead Product Manager at Grab Financial.
Rangga graduated from Universitas Indonesia (Bachelor of Economics) with Honors as The Most Outstanding Student of The Year in 2015. He also earned a scholarship to join Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB) Executive Education “Global Innovation Program” for high potential startup founders in 2017.
Prof May Tan-Mullins
Dean International and Chief Sustainability Officer James Cook University
Professor May Tan-Mullins became Dean International, James Cook University on the 1 Sept 2021. She was the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning with the University of Nottingham Ningbo China and Director of multiple CEEC think tanks in China. She also worked in Durham University, UK and National University of Singapore. In addition, she is a recipient of the esteemed Camellia Friendship Award from the Ningbo government, China, in 2018 and Westlake Friendship Award from Zhejiang provincial government, China, in 2020.
May Tan-Mullins’s research interests are political ecology of rising China, environmental and energy justice, poverty alleviation and building resilience for the poorest and most vulnerable in the Tropics. Based on her expertise in various international development and human security issues, she was a consultant for the UNDP, National Bureau of Asian Research (US), Revenue Watch Institute (US) and the Chinese government. Professor May Tan-Mullins was also awarded the prestigious global Rockefeller Bellagio writing residency in Bellagio Centre, Lake Como in Italy. Some of her most current research projects is with the University of Nottingham UK and University of Philippines on ‘Poverty Alleviation in Post Typhoon Yolanda’ awarded by ESRC-DFID (2015-2018) and another project by the Research Council of Norway on the topic of ‘Roads to Power? The Political Effects of Infrastructure Projects in Asia (2021-2024).
Founder and CEO Didik & Co
Danny is the Founder and CEO of Didik & Co, a digital education platform to help Executives, Entrepreneurs, Educators, and Professionals to develop their skills and competencies. Danny has been teaching at Indonesian’s Top Business Schools for more than 20 years. He has also professional experiences as Executives and Business Leaders in many industries for more than 19 years. He’s now an Entrepreneur in EduTech, Montessori School, and Data Analytic Startup.
Dr Agustin Kusumayati
Secretary to the University Universitas Indonesia
Agustin Kusumayati graduated as a Medical Doctor from the Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia in 1986 and received her Master of Science in Community Nutrition from the South-East Asia Ministries of Education Organization (SEAMEO), Regional Center for Community Nutrition at the Universitas Indonesia in 1994. In 2007 she got her PhD. in Human Sciences from Osaka University.
She has been working as a lecturer at the Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia since 1987. She belongs to the Environmental Health Department. In the field of Environmental Health she has special interest in Food Safety. After a couple years of working in the Public Health area, she becomes interested in Reproductive Health matters, especially related to Maternal and Child Health. In 2009-2013 she chaired the Center for Reproductive Health Studies, Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia. Believing that adolescent period plays crucial role for the next period of life, she has special interest in Adolescent Health. For the last 10 years many of her research are in this area. She was elected and appointed as the Dean of the Faculty of Public Universitas Indonesia for two terms (2013-2017, 2017-2019) before being appointed as the UI Secretary to the University.
Agustin Kusumayati is an active member of the Indonesian Public Health Association. Since 2012 she has involved in developing systems for certification and registration of Public Health Professionals. She is one of the focal persons who develop the Academic Paper for the Development of Public Health Education in Indonesia and Academic Paper for the Development of Public Health Expert National Certification Exam. These 2 documents remark significant development in both Public Health Education and Public Health Profession in Indonesia. In 2013 she was appointed by the Indonesian Public Health Association and Indonesian Public Health Schools Association to chair the National Committee for Public Health Expert National Certification Exam. Under her leadership the committee has succeeded developing the Road Map and Blueprint of the National Certification Exam for Public Health Expert Assistant, building the system for the National Certification Exam, and conducting regular National Certification Exams.
In 2014-2022 Agustin Kusumayati is the member of the Indonesian Health Manpower Council, representing the Indonesian Public Health Association. She becomes the focal person responsible for the development and implementation of the registration system for Public Health Expert in Indonesia. In 2016 she was elected as the Chairperson of the Indonesian Public Health Schools Association, and was re-elected for the 2nd term in 2019. She is now in a strategic position to steer the development of Public Health Education in Indonesia as well as to encourage improvement of the capacity and quality of Public Health Schools in Indonesia.
Currently, as the UI Secretary to the University, Agustin Kusumayati is responsible for several functions and programs. First, she is responsible for preparing the people (faculties, researchers, students, staffs) as well as the working environment in the campus to be ready to work well and achieve the best possible performance. In this case, three main initiatives become her responsibility, i.e. Health Promoting University, Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, and Sustainable Green Campus. Her second task is dealing with business intelligence, which covers several strategic initiatives, i.e. Bureaucracy Reform and University Transformation, Risk Management, and Internationalization and Global Engagement. Last but not least, she is also responsible for international ranking data management, public relations and public information openness, and university branding.
Bridget Leary has a strong rapport in the corporate sales landscape, with vast experiences and job positions as Event Sponsorship & Operations Manager at KHL Group as well as Regional Director for ASiAMONEY Magazine. She is currently based in the United Kingdom and has recently taken on the role as Corporate Partnerships Manager in QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
Founder & Managing Director eduALTO
Dirk Hopfl is an experienced higher education professional with 20+ years of experience. He spent the last 15 years in Singapore. Dirk is the founder and Managing Director of eduALTO, a consultancy to help create successful universities. In parallel, he works as an education expert at Asaya Group and strategic advisor for the edTech company Speechsquare.
Dirk led the APAC region for Proeduca Group, the largest online education provider in the Spanish-speaking hemisphere. Prior, he was instrumental in the growth of IE University in APAC as International Development Director from Madrid. He then established the regional office in Singapore covering Southeast Asia, ANZ, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Dirk holds an MBA from IE Business School, Spain, and a BBA from Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Dr Geneva Stein
Director of Graduate Programs Minerva University
Dr. Geneva Stein is the Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Minerva University, a revolutionary new institution recently ranked the most innovative university in the world. Dr. Stein focuses on understanding how humans learn and translating the science of learning into effective pedagogical practice. In particular, she is passionate about helping students understand how, with effort and guidance, they can intentionally develop processes of critical thinking and refine methods of working both interdependently and independently towards success in their chosen field. Prior to Minerva, Prof. Stein worked at the McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton University. Professor Stein earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience from Princeton and her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bryn Mawr College.
Head of Career Resources & Employer Relations (CaReER) Taylor’s University Malaysia
Izwal Mazlan is currently the Head of Career Resources & Employer Relations (CaReER) at Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
He studied Human Sciences from International Islamic University Malaysia, and has been with ExxonMobil Malaysia and prior to joining Taylor’s University, was the Graduate Recruitment Manager for HSBC Malaysia, overseeing their Management Development Programme, Undergraduate Internship Programme, Graduate Assessment Centre, and other related graduate recruitment initiatives.
He is a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) under the National Career Development Association (NCDA, US) and a Certified Career Coach under the Institute of Training & Occupational Learning (ITOL, UK), and is currently the General Secretary of National Career Development Centre Association (NACDA) Malaysia, and a Programme Committee Member of Asia Pacific Career Development Association (APCDA).
He believes that “the purpose of life, is a life of purpose” and enjoys travelling, watching movies, and making a difference in people’s lives.
Vice-Chancellor and CEO International University of Malaya-Wales (UM-Wales)
Professor Dr. Kamila Ghazali took up the role of Vice-Chancellor/ CEO, joining International University of Malaya-Wales (UM-Wales) from her post as Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Universiti Malaya (UM) in January 2022. She brings over 20 years of experience in senior and management roles, having held various positions at UM at national and international levels, including the Deputy Dean of the Institute of Graduate Studies and Associate Vice-Chancellor (International). Since joining UM-Wales, Prof. Kamila has brought the University to a wider global platform, expanding collaborative partnerships with institutions in Indonesia and Japan. She also led the University in its digital transformation, establishing more online programmes and micro-credential courses, designed to better meet the needs of students, including non-traditional learners.
Her academic expertise includes critical discourse analysis and sociolinguistics with research on political discourse, media discourse, and ethnolinguistics, where she delved into the language and culture of indigenous communities.
Dr Muryanto Amin
Rector Universitas Sumatera Utara
Amin M. is currently a lecturer at Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia. He is widely regarded as one of the political researchers in Indonesia. He earned a bachelor’s degree in State Administration in 1997 at Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia. Master’s Degree in Political Science in 2008 at Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia. Doctoral Degree in Political Science in 2013 at Universitas Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia. Amin M is also a frequent analyst in local government.
Dr Ahmad Gamal
Director of Innovation and Science Techno Park Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Gamal currently serves as the Director of Innovation and Science Techno Park at Universitas Indonesia. DISTP is Universitas Indonesia’s technology transfer office and business incubator. It provides applied research funding for professors, engineers, and students; protects their intellectual property rights; incubate and provide pre-seed funding for university-based startups, and; license technologies to startups and industry giants.
In addition, he is the Advisor of Strategic Partnership/Urban Management at SMART CITY Center for Collaborative Research at Universitas Indonesia. His research interest concerns the economic impact evaluation of physical development, the relationship between urban development and poverty alleviation, and the use of technology for regional growth monitoring and control. His expertise has been nationally recognized through his policy-driven works, adopted by the Indonesian Ministry of Development Planning (BAPPENAS), Ministry of Internal Affairs (Kemendagri), and Ministry of Public Works (Kementerian PUPR), among others.
Dr Rukuh Setiadi
Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Universitas Diponegoro
Rukuh Setiadi is an associate professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Diponegoro University and a researcher at the SDGs Centre of the university. He received his Ph.D from Griffith University, hold a master degree in environmental management (Flinders University), and he has background in urban planning (UNDIP). He is interested on the intellectual space between urbanization and the environment particularly in various contemporary urban topics such as climate change, healty urban ecosystem, and resilience. Rukuh is now the secretary of master study program in urban and regional planning. He also serves as an executive director of the Initiative for Urban Climate Change and Environment (IKUPI), a non-profit organization based in Semarang, which focuses to support urban climate change initiative in Indonesia and a contributing author of the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr Norah McRae
Associate Provost – Co-operative & Experiential Education University of Waterloo
Norah McRae, PhD, is the Associate Provost, Co-operative & Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo, Canada. She is a multi award-winning member of WACE’s Executive Council & Global Strategy Council. She has led strategic program development & research on the development of quality WIL and purposeful work. Dr. McRae is also an adjunct professor at University of Waterloo, and has 25+ publications.
Head of Partnerships & Charity QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Zoya Zaitseva heads partnerships development and charitable activities at QS. Prior to this she served for over a decade as a Regional Director for Eastern Europe & Central Asia, developing international competitiveness & engagement strategies for universities and governments. She is an innovator with keen interest in social impact with over 20 years of experience in global partnerships and reputation management. A member of several youth- and education-focused organizations, Zoya is able to build relationships with stakeholders on all levels, as well as initiate impactful collaborations across multiple partners. A recognized international speaker and moderator with a passion for SDGs, she now focuses on developing experiential learning programs for global universities and matching organizations with Higher Education Partners.
Regional Director Asia Pacific QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Jeroen is an entrepreneurial leader with international experience in new business development and major market expansion with business-management capabilities to drive substantial gains in revenue, market share, and profitability. Recognised for outstanding negotiation skills to capitalise on business opportunities by forging and consolidating openings in global markets across diverse sectors, a foundation for his success has been the ability to build and coach high-performing teams that consistently deliver outstanding results under challenging circumstances.
He has achieved exceptionally high client retention rates and significantly increased revenue through highly effective marketing strategies and campaigns, and sustained strong client relationships to optimise loyalty and referrals. Jeroen has successfully led a company’s operations in Australia & South East Asia and worked in global organisations cultivating C-level relationships with major corporations and government agencies.
Jeroen has well-developed skills in supporting customers through the Innovation Lifecycle managing end-to-end data needs in relation to Research Discovery, IP Protection/Strategy, Marketing & Commercialisation. He is a versatile, adaptable and empowering leader with the ability to build and maintain productive long-lasting partnerships with team members, clients, and stakeholders.
Dr Robert Partridge
Dr. Robert Partridge Executive Director of Student and Academic Services The University of Glasgow
Robert currently works for The University of Glasgow as its inaugural Executive Director of Student and Academic Services. Earlier in his career, he was employed as founding Head of Registry at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (China) and he has maintained and developed his expertise in China and Transnational Education in subsequent roles. Looking further back, he established the York Award, a programme of skills and personal development for undergraduate students at the University of York, and founded a charity that facilitates employee volunteering in public and private sector organisations such as Aviva and Tata. He has a DPhil in reproductive biology and has taught students of all ages. In 2005, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the UK Higher Education Academy in recognition of his innovative work to enhance student employability.
Dr Yin Ling Lai
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Operations) INTI International University, Malaysia
Through extensive work and partnerships with foreign partner universities and regional educational institutions, she has an in-depth understanding of the cultural differences in the management and practice of students from different backgrounds. The responsibilities and skills that she has harnessed accrued from being a Programme Coordinator to Head of School to the Founding Dean of a successful and large Engineering Faculty in Malaysia.
With 20 years of experience in the higher education industry in Malaysia and Singapore, her work in the educational establishment necessarily entailed business development and growth management, partnership management and contract negotiation, resource management, strategic industrial partnership management, curriculum design and development, quality monitoring and review, management of day-to-day operation.
Prof Gunawan Tjahjono
Expert Member, Chair of UI Greenmetric Ranking Universitas Indonesia
Prof. Gunawan is a retired Professor of Architecture of Universitas Indonesia. He is an expert member of UIGreenMetric world University Ranking and a Member of Indonesian Board of Architects. Prof. Gunawan is also the Head of Urban Architecture Reviewing Board for the Special District of Capital City.
Prof Dr Ignacio C Cordova, Jr
College Dean Our Lady of Fatima University (Philippines)
Prof. Dr. Ignacio C. Cordova, Jr. is the College Dean of the College of Hospitality and Institutional Management and College of Business and Accountancy, the business and tourism/hospitality academic colleges of the Our Lady of Fatima University on six campuses. His directional statement of “Driven by Vision, Fueled by Innovation” for the two colleges helped him achieve salient accomplishments on quality assurance, international and local accreditation systems, industry-driven collaboration, cross-border education, international mutual recognition, and curriculum innovation. His business, hospitality, and tourism programs acquired international accreditation from the International Accreditation Council for Business Education in the USA and from the Institute of Hospitality-UK, aside from being recognized as one of the Centers of Excellence (COE) of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). His Business Program recently received an award from the First Internationalization Award in Philippine Higher Education of CHED. He is one of the key personalities of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue- University Network (ACD-UN).
Dr Nurtami Soedarsono
Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Nurtami Soedarsono is the Vice-Rector of Research and Innovation at Universitas Indonesia (UI), where she leads research, innovation, and community service and empowerment initiatives. She has been highly involved in higher education policy and management. She has served in various administrative positions at UI, including the Vice Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and the Vice Director of the School of Strategic and Global Studies. A forensic scientist by training, she earned her DDS degree from UI, where she currently teaches at the Department of Oral Biology, Oral Pathology, and Forensic Odontology. Dr. Soedarsono earned her Ph.D. from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. She studies functional genomics, molecular pathology, and forensic odontology. Besides teaching at UI, Dr. Soedarsono is the current chairperson of the Indonesian Society of Forensic Odontology. She also serves as a senior Forensic DNA consultant at The Indonesian National Police Center for Medical and Health.
Dr Khalid AlQumaizi
Dean, College of Medicine AlMaarefa University
Dr. Khalid I. Alqumaizi is a highly trusted healthcare executive leader in KSA with 20 + years of experience in the health profession. His experience is equally balanced across executive leadership& strategic transformation in both healthcare management and healthcare academic education& training. He is one of the pioneer ambitious MOH leaders who has been supporting the MOH 2030 Vision National Transformation and Corporatization Program. It focuses on transitioning the MOH into a purely healthcare regulator, while Care delivery will be managed through a network of government-owned Corporations and provided through numerous clusters. He is a Board member of several national cluster boards& board committees.
Dr Khalid Alqumaizi has taken up two major transformative and operational roles to lead healthcare delivery in the whole KSA Southern area (four regions) with a population of 4,733,568. He has been appointed as Health Holding Company Vice President for Northern and southern Business Units to derive the transformation initiatives implementation& ensure building the necessary capabilities and capacities. He has also been the CEO of King Faisal Medical City for Southern Regions Project (KFMCity), to complete the project, continue the implementation of strategic plans and lift up the services provided by KFMCity.
Prior to those roles, he was the National Model of Care Lead; he contributed to the strategy design, implementation& roll out of the new Model of Care, a patient centric care approach adopting the prevention and intervention pathways of the individual within the system. Such transformation roles require leaders with deep and functional understanding of the integrated healthcare operations across the care delivery spectrum, coupled with experience in successfully managing major transformation projects with a proven track record of engaging senior healthcare stakeholders using advanced influencing & communication, effective problem solving & innovative thinking.
Dr. Khalid I. Alqumaizi has a strong passion for education& research. He has a solid academic background& currently, he is the Advisor to AlMaarefa University President and Dean of College of Medicine; leading the transformation in the College of Medicine and Clinical Phase of the University. He was the Medical School Dean of Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. He is a board member of several national academic medical institutes and regulatory bodies. Dr. Khalid I. Alqumaizi authored and co-authored many research papers, which were published in reputable international scientific journals, and regularly reviews publications for multiple journals. He also has contributed to national and international conferences.
Dr. Khalid I. Alqumaizi has received outstanding leadership training in multiple reputable management schools and institutes, such as MIT Sloan school of Management and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and the Saudi Board and Arab Board of Family Medicine.
Dr Andreas Göthenberg
Executive Director STINT, The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education
Dr Andreas Göthenberg was appointed Executive Director of STINT in 2009. He received his Ph.D. degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2003. From 2006 until 2009 he was a Science and Technology Attaché at the Embassy of Sweden in Tokyo, Japan. Previous to that he was working as a Center Manager and Senior Researcher in China, setting up joint research and
education centers for KTH Royal Institute of Technology at Zhejiang University and Fudan University. Dr Göthenberg has been a Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology and is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has also been with Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical
and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE).
Dr Tatum Syarifah Adiningrum
Senior Manager Academic Development BINUS University
Dr. Tatum is strongly interested in higher education issues. She believes that higher education is the preparation for life, and it is too often delivered in the same way as in the lower level education which does not nurture the required skills to survive in after university life. Tatum has been involved in education management as well as teaching for over 10 years. She is currently the Senior Manager Academic Development at BINUS University, as well as a faculty member at BINUS Business School International Undergraduate Program. Her research interest is in pedagogy, higher education and professional identity.
Dr Fajar Suryawan
Head of Data Management and Ranking Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta
Dr. Fajar Suryawan received the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta. He continued to study master’s degree at the University of Newcastle, Australia in the field of control and signal processing. In 2012 he received his Ph.D from the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, at the University of Newcastle, Australia. His research interest includes control systems, signal processing, programmable logic, and information systems.
Joining Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), Dr. Fajar once was assigned Head of Information Technology. Currently, he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering at UMS and also serving as Head of Data Management and Ranking in UMS’ international office. He is also involved in a number of national-level public policy planning, partly from which he learned that Indonesia has yet to make the most of its best talents, due to its peculiar and strange employment system.
Dr Charles Chang
Deputy Dean of Academics, Professor of Finance, Director of the Fintech Research Center Fanhai International School of Finance at Fudan University
Dr. Charles Chang is the Deputy Dean of Academics, Professor of Finance, Director of the Fintech Research Center at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University in Shanghai; also Member of the finance faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Professor Chang’s research spans the fields of Fintech, investments, corporate finance, and behavioral finance.
He co-hosted Fintech forums with the UN Digital Financing Task Force and the China Digital Finance Advisory Group in Davos during the World Economic Forums in 2019 and 2020.
Professor Chang was a decorated scholar at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned Bachelor degrees in electrical engineering and in finance at the Wharton School. He received a Ph.D. in Finance from the Haas Business School at the University of California, Berkeley.
He is an advocate of the Global Goals in higher education and how Fintech can contribute to the effective deployment of the ESG standards around the World.
Prof Partha Sharathi Mallick
Director, Ranking and Accreditation Vellore Institute of Technology
Dr. Partha Sharathi Mallick is a Sr. Professor and former Dean of School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), India. Dr Mallick is also leading the Ranking and Accreditation team of VIT as the Director. He is an International Academic Advisory Committee member of 13th QS-APPLE, 3rd and 4th QS Summer School conferences. Dr Mallick organized the 1st World Summit on Science, Engineering and Technology conferences at University of Cambridge, UK in 2018 and the 2nd World Summit was organized by him at Indiana University – Purdue University, USA in 2019. Dr Mallick is an academic assessor of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Govt. of India. He visited 38 universities in 12 different countries for various academic assignments, invited lectures, collaborations and organizing conferences. He is a Sr. member of IEEE, past Chapter Chair and present Chapter Adviser of IEEE-EDS VIT, Region 10 Asia Pacific.
Allan Chou is the founder of RAIDiCal, an early stage tech fund of funds advisory base in Shanghai focused on finding the next global tech phenom in Renewables, AI, IoT and Big Data.
Currently an adjunct instructor teaching Corporate Innovation, Social Responsibility and Sustainability at Fanhai International School of Finance, Fudan University (FISF).
He’s an Honorary Ambassador to AsiaBerlin Summit and a mentor in the Mayor’s International Business Program, City of London.
Previously the Chief Marketing Officer at Rocket Space China renowned startup accelerator from Silicon Valley, and partner at Garage Cafe, the first coffee themed Nationally recognized privately operated TMT incubator and co-working space on China’s most famous startup hub called Innoway In Zhongguancun, Beijing.
He’s lived in China for 25 years and is a pioneer in digital marketing and online consumer research.
Before coming to China he worked in California State Government in the California State Senate and as the Chief Assistant Secretary of State.
He’s the designer of the “Great SDGs Challenge” at FISF and curated the final deliverables for the “Social Entrepreneurship Asia-Pacific: Landing Great SDGs in China” project.
Prof Wiwandari Handayani
Professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Diponegoro
Wiwandari Handayani is a professor at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Faculty of Engineering – Diponegoro University. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning (UNDIP), master degrees in urban and regional planning (ITB) and population studies (ANU-Australia), and holds a doctoral degree from the University of Stuttgart – Germany in Regional Development Planning. Her research focuses on urban and regional resilience, mostly in the context of disaster risk management, climate adaptation, and governance. She actively involves in works related to urban/region sustainability and resilience since 2011. She was in the team of Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN)-Rockefeller program in Semarang city, performed as M&E coordinator for several projects implemented in 2011-2014 and Deputy Chief Resilience Officer of Semarang City since 2015.
Prof Dr Mohd Shahir Liew
Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research Innovation & Commercialisation Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS
Prof Ir Dr Mohd Shahir Liew – Obtained BSCE and Ph.D., in 1983 and 1987, respectively, from Texas, USA and continued his career in the consultancy management industry ranging from capital projects, facility management, project management, and project design spanning 23 years in the USA and the Asian region.
With a penchant for training, research and mentoring engineers even during his tenure as consultant, he joined UTP in 2009 after spending 23 years in the industries. Prof Ir Dr Mohd Shahir currently serves as Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research Innovation & Commercialisation since 2017.
Dr Murugan Mariappan
Asst. Director, Office of Ranking & Accreditation Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT)
Dr. M. Murugan did his Graduate and Post Graduate programs from College of Engineering Guindy and his Ph. D in Metal Cutting from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He was with Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. for a brief period as Asst. Aero Engineer. He has Over 30 years of experience in teaching and Research in the broad area of Metal Cutting and Manufacturing. He is an active member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). He is currently serving as Asst. Director, Ranking & Accreditation at Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) Vellore, India.
Prof Rafis Abazov
Director of the Institute for Green & Sustainable Development and Visiting Professor Kazakh National Agrarian Research University (KazNARU)
Rafis Abazov, Ph.D., is a visiting professor at Kazakh National Agrarian Research University (KazNARU) and a director of the Institute for Green and Sustainable Development. Currently, he works on projects on the digital transformation and internationalization of education and education for sustainable development. His recent publications include ‘Education for sustainable development and ICT: The case of MDP program’, ‘Digital transformation of IR and UN studies: A case study on youth engagement in model un new silk way’, ‘Engaging in the internationalization of education and SDGs: A case study on the global hub of UNAI on sustainability’ and some others.
Founder & CEO Cturtle
Shane Dillon is a data driven edtech entrepreneur focused on skills and talent shortages globally. He is the founder of the education and employment market-network Cturtle and a PhD candidate at the Bankwest Economics Centre at Curtin University where he explores the the economic returns to international higher education participation and the role of world university rankings.
Fathimath Nasiha Abdul Muhaimin
Head of Centre of the Centre for Foundation Studies The Maldives National University (MNU)
Ms. Fathimath Nasiha Abdul Muhaimin is the Head of Centre of the Centre for Foundation Studies at The Maldives National University (MNU). She was working as a lecturer at the Centre for Educational Technology and Excellence, MNU, from January 2011 until September 2020. She completed her Master of Education degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia in 2010. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree (English Literature, Film and Art (La Trobe University, Australia) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (MNU, Maldives). Her research interests are in distance education and technology-enabled education, and was the project manager of the AMED, an Erasmus+ project aimed at advancing higher education in Maldives through e-learning until September 2020. She is pursuing her PhD studies at the Universiti Sains Malaysia and is exploring self-paced online professional development for online teaching in higher education.
Prof Dr Eng Himsar Ambarita
Director of Internationalization and Global Partnership Universitas Sumatera Utara
Himsar Ambarita is a Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department of Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Indonesia. He pursued a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering Department of Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan. His research focuses on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change. He currently serves as Director in Directorate of Internationalization and Global Partnership at USU since 2021. The directorate responsible for designing and executing the internationalization and partnership program, in order to increase the reputation of USU.
Prof Dr Ali Khatibi
Senior Vice President for Post Graduate, Business & Social Science Cluster Management and Science University
Career spanning of 41 years in academia and industry, Prof. Dr. Ali Khatibi has held many senior academic and administrative positions at The Management and Science University and has been instrumental in research, teaching and administration. a Professor of Marketing and SVP. He is honoured as a Senior Research Fellow, won the Gold and Silver Medal for “Invention and Innovation research, over 400 publications, over 5000 citations, over 150 Master and PhD supervisory, appointed as Editor-in- Chief, published several books.
Assoc Prof Herma Dina Setiabudi
Deputy Director (Rankings Division), Centre for Corporate & Quality Affairs Universiti Malaysia Pahang
Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Herma Dina is a Deputy Director (Rankings Division), Centre for Corporate & Quality Affairs, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She received her Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2013. She was appointed as a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Pahang in 2013 and was promoted as Associate Professor in 2020, owing to her outstanding achievements in research, publication, supervision, and management. As deputy director, she is responsible for planning and managing the ranking division in line with the mission and vision of the university. As a researcher, she has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the area of chemical engineering, energy, and catalysis. She has served as a guest editor and reviewer for many high-impact journals published by ACS, Elsevier, Springer, etc.
Prof Sibrandes Poppema
President Sunway University
Professor Sibrandes Poppema is the President and Vice-Chancellor of Sunway University in Malaysia since January 2021. He is a Dutch Canadian Citizen and studied Medicine at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He trained as a pathologist and holds a doctorate in Immunopathology from the University of Groningen. He held postdoc positions at the University of Kiel in Germany and Harvard University in the USA. He has widely published on subjects in immunology, haematology, oncology and transplantation and is among the top 2% cited authors in immunology. He held several leadership positions in healthcare and in education institutions, including as Director of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the Cross Cancer Institute in Edmonton, Alberta and later at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) in the Netherlands. He was Dean of UMCG for 9 years and next President of the University of Groningen for 10 years.
Dr Gatot Fatwanto Hertono
Director of Academic Development and Learning Resources Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Gatot has been working for Universitas Indonesia (UI) as a lecturer at Department of Mathematics since 1987. Since 2007, he has been responsible for the Center for Learning Resources, Universitas Indonesia. In this center, his main responsibilities include designing learning technology and coordinating programs for capacity building at the university. Starting from November 2020, Dr. Gatot has been in charge as the Director of Academic Development and Learning Resources, UI. The unit provides and develops ICT based learning services (including capacity building in teaching and learning process, e-learning helpdesk, and the development of various learning applications) as well as curriculum development. Recently, in addition to the existing online courses, this unit also develops and manages Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to give more access to learning resources in UI.
He has been involved in several programs and is a team member under the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research and Technology (DGHERT), Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology such as in online and distance learning, establishment of new study programs, curriculum development and as a reviewer of various competitive grant programs. His experience in curriculum development that accommodates “Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka” (MBKM) has greatly benefited the implementation of MBKM in UI.
Grace Marcelina Gunawan
Head of Learning PINTAR
Grace Marcelina Gunawan, currently serves as Head of Learning at PINTAR, a workforce development platform. She has more than 8 years of experience in the education sector. With her MA in Instructional Technology and Media from Teachers College, Columbia University, she leads the Learning team to develop quality learning/training content that meets university, industry and work-ready standards. Prior to joining PINTAR, Grace has extensive experience in teaching, curriculum and instructional design, college preparation programs, grant-writing, and working with children with special needs.
Dr Dase Hunaefi
Deputy Director for International Collaboration and Relations IPB University
Dase Hunaefi is a Deputy Director for International Collaboration and Relations, IPB University. He is also a lecturer at Food Science and Technology and a researcher at Seafast Center, IPB University. He did Postdoctoral Research in Food Biotechnology related with the Sensory at Laimburg Research Center – Free University of Bolzano, Italy. He got Dr.-Ing. (Doctoral Engineering Science) in Food Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering from Berlin University of Technology, Germany. He completed his Master in Food Studies from The University of Queensland, Australia. In addition, he has 4 years of private sector experience in the R&D – PT Ajinomoto Calpis Beverage, and worked on production ready to drink coffee and fermented milk beverages. He was Asst. Marketing Manager for FCMG Group PT. Amerta Indah Otsuka in 2004 – 2005. In 2020, he received Early Career Scientist – from IUFOST. He is part of the member Sensory Society of Professionals.
Dr Douglas Proctor
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Douglas Proctor is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He provides institution-wide leadership on global engagement and oversees Swinburne’s global strategy in teaching, research and outreach. A scholar-practitioner in international higher education, Douglas has held international education leadership roles in Australia and Ireland, and received his PhD from the University of Melbourne. Douglas has authored papers and reports in relation to his doctoral research, as well as on the global landscape of international education research. With Dr Laura Rumbley, he co-edited “The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education” (Routledge, 2018) which offers new perspectives on the future of internationalization in higher education from a younger generation of scholars and practitioners. A Senior Fellow of the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), Douglas is also Chair of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) Publications Committee and editor of the EAIE Forum magazine.
Managing Director Successful Graduate
Gordon Scott is Managing Director of employability skills training provider www.successfulgraduate.com. Successful Graduate delivers client-branded student employability training platforms, developing job skills at scale, across the entire student lifecycle. Consider a Successful Graduate platform as a plug-in that adds employability to your student value proposition.
Successful Graduate supports clients around the world, and has a 98% student approval rating. Gordon also launched Study Brisbane in 2008 at a time when the industry required a collective approach to international student recruitment and engagement in the wake of the global financial crisis, negative publicity concerning Australia’s international education offering, the high value of the Australian dollar and poor social inclusion of students in Australia.
Gordon is a Senior Fellow of the IEAA and served for two years as a Board member of the association. He is a past member of the Queensland International Education and Training Advisory Council.
Institutional Support Specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Henna Mansuri is an Institution Support Specialist at QS. She specializes in institutional audits and client experience services with seven years of experience in handling clients from various region. Henna completed her Masters in Commerce with major in Financial Management which explains her interest for data analysis and auditing. A strong believer in positive thinking and seeks continuous learning opportunities.
Dr Karthik Krishnan
Associate Dean, Office of Research and Partnerships Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence
Dr. Karthik Krishnan is trained as a molecular microbiologist and microbial geneticist. He completed his doctoral degree in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA, and a postdoctoral fellowship at The Forsyth Institute, Boston, USA. He started his career as an academic administrator at Shiv Nadar University assuming the role of Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies. He is passionate about supporting, encouraging, and enabling research at all levels of the academic spectrum starting with undergraduate students. He is currently the Associate Dean of Research at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence.
Dr Aftab Ara
Research Coordinator Global Sustainable Future
Dr. Aftab is a researcher, author, and academician. She is the author of the book“The Innovation Shift in Higher Education“by Palgrave Macmillan.
Her research interests focus on Human Resource Management, Knowledge management, innovation, Sustainability, and Data Science. Presently, she is the coordinator for a global networking platform for capacity development for leadership in Sustainability and SDGs. This platform collaborates and helps to make this world a better place to live and bring sustenance in education, research & development, affordable energy, sustainability, collaboration, and universal fraternity.
A leader in strategic learning and development, teaching, and workplace training, she is experienced in the application of teaching techniques, mentoring, and team leadership. She explores innovative ways to bridge research, education, and practice!
Dr Ahmad Syafiq
Director for Career Development and Alumni Relations Universitas Indonesia
After finishing his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, Syafiq participated in University Staff Development Program (UNISTAFF) at ISOS-University of Kassel Germany in 2006 and International University Tracer Study Training (UNITRACE) organized by International Centre for Higher Education Research, University of Kassel Germany in 2009. Syafiq is actively involved in planning and implementing tracer study (graduate survey) in Indonesia. At the present, he is member of tracer study expert group in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia. Syafiq and colleagues have written three books on tracer study in both Bahasa Indonesia and English. At the University of Indonesia, Syafiq hold position as Director for Career Development and Alumni Relations. He is also a lecturer/researcher at the Department of Public Health Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health University of Indonesia.
Sardar Yasir Mehmood Dogar
High Court Lawyer, Research Associate and Lecturer University of Punjab-Law Department, Lahore High Court
Sardar Yasir Mehmood Dogar has been associated with the field of educational management & law for almost a decade now. In this sufficient span of time he has not only worked as an Instructor, trainer, Research Associate, and as an administrator but also bears a badge of honor for working as a Social Activist in the vicinity his own tribe. As far as his academic achievements are concerned, he has a degree of Masters in Criminology and LLB as well. His research interests include Contemporary Trends in Education, Legal discourse analysis and English language teaching. He has presented a number of papers at national level. Sardar Yasir Mehmood Dogar is a perfect example of hard work and good ethics. This allowed him to excel in a wide range of areas. Born into one of the most influential families of Punjab, was raised in the privileged milieu of Lahore high society. Hailed from the legacy of politics and law. He has an outstanding career path. His interests in law have been inherited from his elder brother. At an early age, Dogar began to develop a strong passion for research in law.
However, it may shock that he is famous not because of his legal work, but because of his intense interest in human rights. Without leaving aside his legal practice, he also became deeply involved in social causes. He assisted in different programs that were designed to tackle poverty and hunger across the district Kasur.
Shabnam (Shay) Ivković
Director – International Strategic Initiatives, Co-operative & Experiential Education University of Waterloo
Shabnam (Shay) Ivković is Director of International Strategic Initiatives, Co-operative and Experiential Education at the University of Waterloo, Canada. Shabnam leads strategic program development on several aspects of international WIL. Shabnam leads global and national-level groups on international work-integrated learning (iWIL), has publications in journals and books, and has presented iWIL perspectives at several conferences.
Institutional Support Specialist QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Jacob has been with QS for more than three years where he joined the Student Success team to provide excellent customer service to prospective students. He had been providing valuable feedback and was actively involved in meeting the client’s requirements and their expectations. As a result, he was promoted to a Senior and eventually a Team Leader. In July 2022, he transferred to Institutional Performance Team to serve the universities and would be working closely with institutions.
Collins Chong Yew Keat
Assistant Registrar Universiti Malaya
Collins Chong Yew Keat has been serving in University of Malaya for more than 9 years. With vast experience spanning the areas of student mobility, branding and internationalisation, strategic management and human capital advancement, he has assumed various roles in the university especially in the spectrum of internationalisation. He has represented the university and the country in various speaking and representation roles at the global level on various international events on contemporary higher education and geopolitical issues. His areas of focus include strategic and security studies, power parity analysis, America’s foreign policy and power projection, and regional geopolitical and conflict spectrum. He has published various publications on numerous platforms including books and chapter articles. He is also a regular contributor in providing op-eds and analytical articles for both the local and international media on various contemporary global issues and regional affairs since 2007.
Hiromi Sakae Ogawa
Executive Director Envision Inc.
Hiromi Sakae Ogawa is a student of the Masters of Science in Decision Analysis at Minerva University. She is also a Director and Board Member at Envision Inc., and the Head of K12 Services at Rarejob Inc., both group companies which provide online English speaking lessons and English AI assessment services. Prior to joining Envision and Rarejob, she had a managerial role at Mitsui & Co., an investment and business development conglomerate in Japan in industries such as education, healthcare, and aerospace. Hiromi believes that education is the most essential element in shaping a better, peaceful, and sustainable future, and hopes to prepare Japanese students to be able to take action in building a better future together with young leaders from various backgrounds all around the world.
Assoc Prof Mohd Hafiz Mohd Hanafiah
Deputy Dean (Research and Industry Linkages) Universiti Teknologi MARA
Dr Mohd Hafiz Hanafiah is the Associate Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), with more than 15 years of teaching experience specialising in Tourism Economics, Destination Competitiveness and Tourist Behaviour. He obtained his Master Degree in Economics from the Universiti Malaya in 2007 and PhD in Hotel and Tourism Management from UiTM in 2016. He was awarded the Graduate on Time (GoT) and Research Excellence award for his PhD thesis. He is a Certified Hotel Industry Analyst (CHIA). Currently, he sits on the Board of Trustees for Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC) of Malaysia. He is actively involved in research activities, and his research has also granted him several awards, such as The UiTM Promising Researcher Award in 2020. He is currently the Executive Editor for the Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts. He has also been a member of the Editorial Board for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Journal (Scopus) and Asia-Pacific Journal of Innovation in Hospitality and Tourism (APJIHT) (Scopus).
Senior Manager, Office of Research and Partnerships Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence
Harshita Tripathi is an education administrator and actively engages in global engagements and international partnerships. She is vocal on issues pertaining to the higher education sector in India and abroad. She has been one of the youngest members of India to be part of the “Women in Education Leadership” programme at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the recipient of the DST-INSPIRE fellowship. She believes a well-rounded and comprehensive education involving multiple disciplines involving humanities, sciences, social sciences, and technology is the necessity of the day. She is currently a Senior Manager in the Office of Research and Partnerships at Shiv Nadar Institution of Eminence.
Dr Muhammad Jawad
Assistant Professor Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
Dr. Muhammad Jawad is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Commerce, Fatima Jinnah Women University. Previously, he performed his duties as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in University of York, UK for two years. He worked as Associate Dean at University of Lahore. He did his PhD in leadership and Management Studies from National Defence University, Pakistan. Dr. Jawad has 50 national and international publications in world renowned journals. He is an associate editor and editorial member of several ESCI and SSCI journals representing his university in national and international conferences & workshops. Dr. Jawad is also a member of the Business Plan Committee, Research Steering Committee, Quality Assurance and Ranking Committee and CPEC: Consortium of Universities.
Prof Djoko Triyono
Chair of the Work Team for World Class University Universitas Indonesia
Djoko Triyono is a professor in Physics in the field of Solid State/Materials Physics at the Universitas Indonesia (UI). He got his Doctoral Degree in Physics from Institute for Solid State Physics – Techn. University Vienna – Austria in 2003. He was a Vice Dean for Academic, Research and Students Affairs (2018-2022) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences UI. Now, his current position is the Chair of the Work Team for World Class University – UI. In addition, he was a chair/person in charged for several international/regional events such as: UK-South East Asia Researchers Networking Workshop: Understanding the Impact of Hydrometeorological Hazards in South East Asia (2017), Asian Science’ Dean Summit (2017), International Conferences (ISCPMS, ISCPFM – 2015-2020) and CAIPSDCC (collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development & Climate Change – 2018-2019).
Dr Stanislaw Paul MAJ
SPM Consulting Assumption University of Thailand
Dr S P Maj has worked as an academic in four different countries in all educational sectors. He is multi-disciplined and taught a wide range of STEM disciplines.
His work on the development of a new, practical, innovative educational theory resulted in multiple university awards for both research and teaching excellence including an Australian Carrick Citation Award for the development of ‘world-class’ curriculum. He was a reviewer for the American National Science Foundation (NSF) course and curriculum improvement program. He collaborated with the Computing Research Association (CRA) – an association of the leading North American academic departments of computing science and leading IT companies. CRA defines global, transformative research agendas such as Educational Technology, Internet of Things etc. He was a judge/lead judge for the IEEE/Computer Science international student competitions. The IEEE is the world’s largest professional body for the advancement of technology.
Dr Chia-Shu Lin
Professor, Department of Dentistry National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
Dr. Chia-Shu Lin is a Professor at the Department of Dentistry and an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Brain Science at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He is a dentist (DDS, National Yang Ming University) with a research interest in neuroscience (DPhil, University of Oxford / MSc, Imperial College London), focusing on the human brain and oral functions. He is also a developer of electronic games for the pedagogy of clinical dentist-patient communication skills.
Monica Hornung Cattan
Head of Programs QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Anton John Crace
Editor & Program Designer QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Head of Products QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Girish Gopalakrishnan is the Head of Products at QS. His responsibility includes managing QS MoveON platform. He has two decades of software industry experience most of which has been in building and managing software products for various industry sectors starting from online payments, e-commerce, enterprise software, etc. He has worked in many organizations of various sizes managing software products. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and an engineering degree from The National Institute of Engineering Mysuru, India.
Deputy Editor QS Quacquarelli Symonds
Afifah Darke is Deputy Editor in the QS Intelligence Unit based in Singapore. Before joining QS, she was a former digital journalist at Channel NewsAsia, where she covered daily local and regional breaking news. She was also a News Assistant at CNBC Asia, working on the flagship show Squawk Box with a global team of producers and editors. Afifah has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the National University of Singapore. She can be contacted at [email protected]