Dino Patti Djalal is a career diplomat and ambassador, best selling author, accomplished academic, youth activist, app designer (Itunes : “diplomat to do”), Presidential hopeful.

Dino Patti Djalal was born in Beograd, Yugoslavia on 10th September 1965 into an Indonesian diplomatic family.  As son of diplomat, he lived in Jakarta, Yugoslavia, Guinea, Singapore, Washington DC, New York, Ottawa, Vancouver.  As a diplomat, he was posted to London, Dili, Washington DC.

Throughout his life, Dino Patti Djalal has had a mix of Islamic as well as western education.  He went to Muhamadiyyah elementary and Al Azhar junior high school, and completed his high school in McLean, Virginia.  Subsequently, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada); a Masters Degree in Political Science from Simon Fraser University (Vancouber, Canada), and a Phd in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (London, UK).

Dino Patti Djalal joined Indonesia’s Department of Foreign Affairs in 1987.  He quickly rose through the ranks, with postings in London, Dili and Washington DC.  In 2002, he was appointed Director for North American Affairs.  In 2004, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono began his term, Dino was appointed Special Staff of the President for International Affairs.  In that capacity, Dino assumed many roles : Presidential spokesperson, foreign policy adviser to the President, speech writer.  Dino kept this job for 6 years until 2010, making him the longest serving Presidential spokesperson in Indonesia’s modern history.

From 2010 to 2013, Dino served as Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States, where he succeeded in elevating bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Partnership.

In early 2014, Dino joined the Convention of the then ruling party Partai Demokrat to select a Presidential candidate.  Dino campaigned as an independent and was not a party member of Partai Demokrat.

In June 2014, Dino was appointed Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs, until October that year.

In 2012, Dr. Dino won the prestigious “Marketeer of the Year”, an award that was won by President Joko Widodo when he served as mayor of Solo.  In 2010, Dr. Dino received Bintang Jasa Utama, the state’s second highest order of merit; and in 2014, he received Bintang Mahaputra Adiprana, the state’s highest medal for meritorious service.

Dr. Dino has authored 9 books.  Most well known is “Harus Bisa”, a book about leadership, which became a national best seller in Indonesia with some 2 million copies sold, and translated into English, Mandarin, Korean, Russian, French, Arabic, Japanese.

Dr. Dino is also Chairman of the Board of Directors, World Resources Institute (WRI) Indonesia, and a member of Board of Governors of Institute for Peace and Democracy, based in Bali.  He also founded Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) in 2014.  Dr. Dino is also widely known as the father of Indonesian Diasporas, given his role in launching the first World Congress of Indonesian Diasporas in Los Angeles in 2012.

Dr. Dino is a Guinness World Record Holder for the largest angklung ensemble, which he organized in 2011 at the National Monument in Washington DC.  With over 250,000 followers, Dr. Dino has been called “the twitter ambassador”.

Dr. Dino is married to Rosa Rai Djalal and they are blessed with 3 children.  They live in Jakarta, Indonesia


Dewi_Fortuna_Anwar_Advisors_of_Asian_DialogueDewi Fortuna Anwar straddles the world of academia, political activism and government. She has written widely on Indonesia’s foreign policy, Indonesia’s democratization as well as on ASEAN and regional political and security issues. She is primarily based at the Research Center for Politics-The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI), where she is a Research Professor. Since October 2010 she has served as the Deputy Secretary for Political Affairs to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia.

She was the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities-LIPI from 2001 to 2010. Dewi is also the Chairman of the Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, The Habibie Center, a private think-tank based in Jakarta. Earlier Dewi had served as Assistant Minister/State Secretary for Foreign Affairs during the Habibie administration (1998-99). Dewi was a Visiting Fellow at CSEAS, Kyoto University in early 2010 and a Visiting Professor at SAIS, Johns Hopkins University in 2007.

In 1990-91 Dewi was a Congressional Fellow at the U.S. Congress. Dewi sits and has sat in a number of national and international advisory boards. She is currently a member of the Governing Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) of the Bali Democracy Forum.

She served as a member of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC) in 2004-2008, and a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters in 2008-2012. She obtained her Phd from Monash University, Melbourne in 1990, while her M.A. and B.A. (Hons) were from SOAS, University of London in 1982 and 1981 respectively.



John Riady is Executive Dean of Faculties of Law, Politics, Economics & Business at Universitas Pelita Harapan. John received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Philosophy and Economics from Georgetown University; holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University Law School.  He is also a licensed attorney in the state of New York.

John is also Director and Editor-at-Large of Berita Satu Media Holdings and The Jakarta Globe; serves on the Columbia Law School International Advisory Board; Chairman of KIKAS-KADIN (US-Indonesia bilateral Committee within the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry); and is Member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council (GAC).


WishnuAppointed as President Director of Indika Energy in May 2013, after previously serving as Vice President Director from May 2009 to May 2013. Wishnu Wardhana joined Indika Energy as a Director in 2007 as recorded in Deed Number 24 dated 15 February 2007.

Currently he also serves as President Commissioner of PT Indika Infrastruktur Investindo (since 2008), Vice President Commissioner of Petrosea Tbk. (since 2013),PT Tripatra Engineers & Constructors and PT Tripatra Engineering (since 2012), Commissioner of PT Mitrabahtera Segara Sejati Tbk. (since 2013), PT Indika Mitra Energi (since 2005), PT Indoturbine (since 2005), PT Kideco Jaya Agung (since 2005), and PT Indika Energy Infrastructure (since 2010), President Director of PT Teladan Resources (since 2004) and PT Indika Inti Corpindo (since 2008).

He also served as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council (ABAC) Indonesia Chair and as APEC CEO Summit 2013 Chair based on the Decree of President of Republic of Indonesia No.79M, Year 2012. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pepperdine University, USA, in 1993