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MR. EDWARD WANANDI

Chairman IDBC

Mr. Wanandi is the CEO of International Merchants, L.L.C. an import/export company. In addition to this position he is involved through International Investment Resources LLC in several renewable energy projects primarily in Indonesia. Recently, he established a joint operation with Goldman Sachs Investment Partners in a Private Equity venture in Indonesia.

Previously, Mr. Wanandi was Chairman & CEO of Trailmobile Corporation. Trailmobile was one of the largest semi-truck trailer manufacturers and trailer parts distribution companies in North America with operations in both the United States and Canada. He has been involved in the automotive components industry since he founded a business in 1980 manufacturing and selling gearboxes, axles and large stamping parts such as the chassis frames for trucks, truck bumpers and brake parts( currently the largest independent producer in SE Asia). His business also manufactured special purpose vehicles, trailers and equipment supporting the oil and gas industry where it is staying in top 3 in Indonesia.

Mr. Wanandi also held positions as Vice President International of Gemala Group of Indonesia and Chairman of Gemala Batteries Holding, a U.K. based battery manufacturing company and Vice Chairman and Director of Century Yuasa Battery, an Australian based battery manufacturing company, where he was very instrumental in developing the strategy and its execution (now the business is the largest Automotive Batteries manufacturer in SE Asia and amongst top 3 in the world battery Exporter). He is currently a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Trustee Emeritus of Hudson Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago and the Board of Directors for CAPP (Center for Asia Pacific Policy) RAND Corporation. Recently he was elected as the first Chairman of a new effort build around Indonesian Diaspora commitment for Indonesia, with entity like Indonesian Diaspora Network and Indonesian Diaspora Business Council where he is its President and CEO.

MRS. FIFY MANAN

President IDBC

Fify Manan is the President and CEO of Formcase Group which is involved in designing, manufacturing, and marketing of modern office furniture for 50 years. Fify Manan has managed to establish wholesale and distribution networks in all six continents including Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, and America.

Fify Manan is also the CEO of Manan Group Company with diversified businesses in Furniture, Food, Hospitality, and Technology.
Fify Manan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and attended MBA program in the University of Tulsa, USA.

In the first few years of business in USA, Fify Manan managed to set up distribution in twenty states while obtaining GSA contract and many State contracts. With these contracts Formcase has furnished many State and Federal Government offices, schools, and universities.
Fify Manan also founded a food distribution company in Indonesia that imports frozen food from around the world to supply to retailers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers.

Fify Manan is the Executive Vice President and Trustee of the Indonesian Diaspora Business Council which was recently formed to bridge and leverage the businesses of the Indonesian Diasporas with the businesses in Indonesia. Fify Manan is also a member of Board Advisors for the Global Indonesian Diaspora Network. During her time in the US, Fify Manan was a Board member of the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce as the Chair of Program Committee. She was also the Executive Vice President of the Indonesian American Chamber of Commerce. As her further commitment to the community, Fify Manan served on Emory University’s Board of Visitors during 2008 - 2011.

Fify Manan was honored in 2007 Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award held by Sachi Koto Communications, Inc.
Fify Manan is the Co-Chair of Manan Foundation, formed in 2005. Manan Foundation is involved in many social activities for the purpose of uniting the differences of culture in Indonesia. Free college and children academy were set up to provide leadership mentoring and the foundation provides scholarships to schools and orphanages in remote areas of Indonesia. On top of the commitment of being an entrepreneur who gives positive contribution to her employees and community, Fify Manan is also a dedicated wife to Robert Manan a mother to two children, Jessica and Ryan.

MRS. ASTRID S. KUSUMAWARDHANY VASILE

Secretary IDBC

Astrid’s success starts with her entrepreneurial determination to succeed. Her seven years of service for Indonesia’s airline, Garuda Indonesia, enriched her knowledge and understanding of people and the airline industry.

A fully qualified registered builder for GV Constructions (Western Australia), Astrid leads a company whose reputation is based on years of producing quality commercial buildings, customized homes and dwellings at reasonable costs.

Being appointed (2010) Executive Chair to the Australia Indonesia Businesswomen's Network, Astrid is an influential leader for these strong advocates who encourage women to expand their dreams and goals, to be leaders in the economy, to create a vision of entrepreneurship. Supporting the development of trade and cultural relations between Australia and Indonesia

Astrid has more than 25 years of diverse international leadership experience in highly regulated industries, inc. Tourism, Public relations, Telecommunications, Airline business ,Constructions and finance. She has held senior management positions in Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Astrid has 2 post graduate diplomas and a Master Degree in Business Administrations.

Being appointed (2016) as the Regional Director Australia - Indonesia Diaspora Business Council.

Astrid continues to dedicate her time to promoting and serving the interest of Australia and Indonesia communities .


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