Trustee from Indonesia
Shinta Widjaja Kamdani is presently the Vice-Chair of WWF-Indonesia
Shinta also sits as Vice Chairwoman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), and Vice Chairwoman of the Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO).
In addition to these roles, Shinta founded Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) and Angel Investment Network Indonesia (ANGIN), which aims to empower early-stage start-ups toward growth and ultimately to improve Indonesia’s economy and social welfare through entrepreneurship.
Shinta has a strong interest for the environment and founded the Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) where she currently sits as President.
In early 2015, Shinta was appointed as advisor to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia.
Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002.
For her outstanding achievements, Shinta was awarded amongst others, by Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in 2012, by FORBES (2012 and 2013) as ASIA’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen, by Woman in Leadership (WIL) in 2013 as Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year, Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in 2014 and selected as Indonesia’s 30 best CEO awarded by BUSINESS INDONESIA newspaper in 2015.
Ms. Kamdani’s first term of office expires in December 2019.