Prof. Rhenald Kasali, Ph.D
Rumah Perubahan, Indonesia
Prof. Rhenald Kasali, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of Indonesia's Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB UI). Obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States of America.
He founded Rumah Perubahan as a forum for social entrepreneurship which he lived to drive the transformation process in this country. He has also done a lot of researched and written bestseller books on business, management, leadership, and education. His online classes are attended by a lot of executives and young people, and it’s broadcasted on the Mahir Academy platform.
Prof. Rhenald Kasali was awarded the "Global Gurus in Management" by The Global Gurus institute from 2014 to 2019 with world management experts and was confirmed as Writer of the Year in 2018 by IKAPI.
Boston Management Ltd, France
Serge Dumont is Chairman of Boston Management Ltd. He believes that companies must serve a purpose beyond simply making a profit, and that social responsibility is an integral part of business success. His 30-year career has been characterized by a global focus, the creation and management of companies in challenging markets, and a commitment to philanthropy and community service.
He was, from 2006 to 2018, Vice Chairman and Chairman Asia Pacific of Omnicom Group, Inc. (NYSE, OMC), a global marketing and communications holding company. As a young entrepreneur in the early 1980s, he founded China’s first independent communications group and today is widely referred to as the “father” of the country’s communications industry.
Mr. Dumont has consistently focused on delivering excellent operating results. At Omnicom, one of his key responsibilities was developing and managing the Greater China business market, the second largest advertising market after the USA. Omnicom employs over 70,000 people worldwide.
With on-the-ground business experience in Asia, Europe, and the United States, Mr. Dumont brings a deep international perspective to his endeavors. His role as a global citizen extends beyond business to encompass philanthropy particularly in the areas of health and education.
Mr. Dumont serves on the board of several academic and non profit institutions. He has received honors and awards from national governments and international organizations for his contributions to business, philanthropy, health, culture, and education, and served as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.
A graduate of the Sorbonne with dual degrees, Mr. Dumont also studied at Taiwan Normal University and the Political Institute in Taipei. He is fluent in English, Mandarin and French.
Roger Bolton is the president of Page, the premier global professional association for senior corporate communication executives. He is also a trustee and a past chairman of Page.
Previously, Bolton served as senior vice president of communications at Aetna, where he also chaired Aetna’s Council for Organizational Effectiveness, with responsibility to lead culture change in a strategic business transformation.
Before Aetna, Bolton led IBM’s global media relations and directed communications for the IBM server and software groups.
Prior to his business career, Bolton was assistant secretary of the Treasury for public affairs under President George H.W. Bush; assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs under President Reagan; and special assistant to President Reagan in the White House, with responsibility for the president’s relations with business and labor.
Yale School of Management, USA
Jon Iwata is Executive Fellow at Yale School of Management, an appointment he received upon his retirement from IBM in 2018, capping a 35-year career with the company. In 2020 he was also appointed inaugural Ogilvy Fellow at the Yale Center for Customer Insights; the fellowship was established to understand how business leadership is evolving in the era of stakeholder capitalism.
Jon reported to three IBM CEOs during two decades of significant transformation of the information technology industry, global business and geopolitics. As IBM Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Jon led the company’s global marketing, communications and corporate citizenship organization for a decade. He was chairman of IBM’s corporate strategy committee for three years.
As IBM’s marketing leader, Jon led the digital transformation of his organization. He developed strategies that substantially grew the value of the IBM brand and repositioned the company at key inflection points: e-business, when the Internet was emergent; Smarter Planet, which described how all systems — from power grids and supply chains to healthcare and cities — would be transformed by the phenomenon of data; and IBM Watson, which heralded the era of artificial intelligence.
Jon is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. He is a director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association and chairs its nominating committee.
He is an inductee of the B2B Hall of Fame, the Marketing Hall of Fame, the CMO Club Hall of Fame and the Page Society Hall of Fame, which honors lifetime achievement in business communications. He was named a Brand Genius by AdWeek in 2017. Jon holds a B.A. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at San Jose State University. He is co-inventor of a U.S. patent for nanotechnology for semiconductor design and fabrication.
Elizabeth Goenawan Ananto, Ph.D, FIPRA
MM Communication Trisakti University, Indonesia
Elizabeth is the only one figure in Indonesia who is consistent in developing public relations as a strategic management function. She has been rendering her professional services on public relations to government offices, multi-national companies and corporate world in form of counselling, consultancy and trainings for the last 20 years.
Elizabeth established EGA briefings in 2001, focusing on sharing the conceptual framework, strategies and tips on communication management, public relations as a strategic management function. She initiated Public Relations Week Indonesia in 2005-2014. Later, in 2012 this campaign then substantially and geographically elaborates into the International Public Relations Summit, being the premier public relations conference in the Asian region. She was elected as the President of International Public Relations Association in 2010, being the only Indonesian for that prestigious position. Since 2005, she is the coordinator of MM Communication at Trisakti University.
She strongly believes that only by understanding the Management’s perception on the core values of public relations as a strategic management function, thus public relations can work effectively in any organization.
Don W. Stacks, Ph.D
University of Miami, USA
Don W. Stacks, Ph.D. University of Florida (1978), is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Communication in the School of Communication at the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL. Stacks has written more than 250 scholarly articles, chapters, and papers. His awards include the "Pathfinder Award;" the University of Miami’s “Provost’s Award for Outstanding Research and Theory;” the Public Relations Society of America “Outstanding Educator;” and the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize, and the Dorothy Bowles Public Service Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
Stacks was elected as an Eastern Communication Association “Distinguished Research Fellow” and “Distinguished Teaching Fellow” and was inducted into the Institute for Public Relations first “Research Fellows” class. Stacks has authored or coauthored 18 books on communication topics, to include the award winning Primer of Public Relations Research (3 editions). He edited and co-edited the 2002, 2006, and 2013 (w/Shannon A. Bowen) Dictionary of Public Relations Research and Measurement. He and co-author David Michaelson received a second PRIDE award for A Practitioner’s Guide to Public Relations Research, Measurement, and Evaluation, in 2011. He was inducted into the PRNews Measurement Hall of Fame in 2012. He was awarded the Jack Felton Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Institute for Public Relations in 2017 and the Bridge Award for Excellence in Strategic Communication by the International Crisis & Risk Communication Conference. He has served as series editor for Business Expert Press’ public relations collection with 12 titles currently published and several more under various stages of production. Stacks is immediate past editor of Communication Research Reports and edited World Communication, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and the Journal of the Association for Communication Administration.
Donald K. Wright, Ph.D
Harold Burson Professor
Chair in Public Relations, Boston University, USA
Donald K. Wright, Ph.D., is the Harold Burson Professor and Chair in Public Relations at Boston University’s College of Communication, the world’s first degree-granting institution in public relations. He is one of the most published public relations scholars in the areas of ethics, employee communication and social media, and is an internationally known professor, author, speaker, researcher, advisor, and corporate communications consultant. In addition to teaching, conducting scholarly and applied research, and lecturing in more than 30 countries on five continents, Professor Wright has worked full-time in corporate, agency and university public relations, and has been a communications consultant for more than three decades.
PR Week magazine has recognized him both as one of the Top 10 public relations educators in the United States and as one of the “15 Leading Lights” in US public relations. He has served 30 years on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Public Relations (IPR), an independent foundation dedicated to exploring the science beneath the art of public relations. From 1989 through 2012 he served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Arthur W. Page Society, a select membership organization of senior-level public relations and corporate communications executives who seek to enrich and strengthen their profession. He is a past president of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), a professional society with members in more than 100 countries, and served for two years as chair of the IPR Measurement Commission. He was the founding editor-in-chief of PRSA’s Public Relations Journal, the world’s first quarterly, open-access peer-reviewed electronic research journal in public relations, and also was the founding editor-in-chief of the Research Journal of the Institute for Public Relations. Dr. Wright is an active consultant in public opinion research, employee communications, organizational ethics, professional development as well as management and structure of the corporate communications function.
His consulting assignments have included many Fortune 500 clients including Bayer, Ciba-Geigy, Deere & Company, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Florida Power, Fluor, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, International Truck and Engine Corporation, Li & Fung, Lockheed Martin, Miles Laboratories, Nortel (Northern Telecom), Siemens, U.S. Postal Service, United Technologies and Westinghouse. A former daily newspaper reporter, weekly newspaper editor and broadcast journalist, Dr. Wright previously held faculty positions at the Universities of Georgia, Texas (Austin), South Alabama and Wyoming. He has been a visiting professor at two Canadian institutions: the University of Calgary and Simon Fraser University.
For more than 25 years, Dr. Wright directed the Public Relations Executive Forum, a highly successful, annual, professional development seminar program designed especially for high-performing, mid-career corporate communications and public relations managers who reported to senior corporate communications officers. This program, cosponsored by the IPR, the Page Society and the PR Council attracted more than 1,250 aspiring public relations managers and executives from more than 200 different organizations including Aetna, Allstate, AT&T, Ameritech, Bank of America, Boeing, Cephalon, Chrysler, DuPont, FedEx, General Electric, General Motors, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, McDonnell Douglas, Motorola, Philip Morris, Praxair, R.J. Reynolds, Rockwell Automation, Sears, Swiss Re, Tellabs, Unisys, UPS, USG, Whirlpool and Xerox. From 2005 until 2017 he also directed the Public Relations Leadership Forum, a similar seminar program cosponsored by the Institute, Page and the Council of Public Relations Firms. For many years he also directed an annual Summit on Measurement for the IPR.
Professor Wright has received a number of awards including the Distinguished Service Award from the Page Society, the Pathfinder Award for research excellence from IPR and both the Outstanding Educator Award and the Jackson Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from PRSA. He has received the Dorothy Bowles Public Service Award from the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication Dr. Wright holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota. His M.A. is from California State University, Fresno, and his B.A. degree was awarded by Washington State University. He is a Research Fellow of IPR, an accredited member of PRSA, a PRSA Fellow, an IPRA Fellow and an IPRA Member Emeritus.
W. Timothy Coombs, Ph.D
The Abel Professor of Liberal Arts
Department of Communication
Texas A&M University, USA
Timothy Coombs is a full professor in Department of Communication at Texas A&M University. He has received the 2002 recipient of Jackson, Jackson & Wagner Behavioral Science Prize from the Public Relations Society of America, the 2013 Pathfinder Award from the Institute of Public Relations in recognition of his research contributions to the field and to the practice, and was the 2014 winner of the Dean’s Distinguished Researcher Award in the College of Sciences at UCF.
Dr. Coombs has won multiple PRIDE awards from the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association for both books and research articles. He is also a member of the Arthur W. Page Society. Dr. Coombs was a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia in the Spring of 2013. In the Fall of 2013 he was the named NEMO Professor at Lund University, Helsingborg Campus. In 2015 he was invited to lecture at Tsinghua University, Beijing China. In 2015 he was designated an honorary professor in the Department of Business Communication at Aarhus University. He is also the current editor for Corporation Communication: An International Journal.
Chandra Asri Petrochemical, Indonesia
Agung Laksamana, MSc, IAPR
Director Corporate Affairs, APRIL
Chairman, Indonesia Public Relations Association
As Director of Corporate Affairs, Agung Laksamana oversees communications, Government relations and reputational risk functions for APRIL.. He is also responsible for raising the brand profile of APRIL as well as developing the thought leadership strategy of APRIL. Agung has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. Prior to joining APRIL in May 2015, Agung was the Director of Corporate Affairs at Citi Indonesia. Prior to CITI, his careers span from PR Consultant at Ogilvy, Four Seasons Regent, Goodyear, HSBC and RGE Group. Outside of APRIL, he now serves as Chairman of Indonesia Public Relations Association.
Senior Fellow, The Center for Peace Communications
As Senior Fellow at the Center for Peace Communications, Niruban Balachandran is an American of Sri Lankan ancestry, whose career in international affairs has spanned almost two decades. He served the U.S. Institute of Peace as the lead peace and security research consultant for its Indonesia scoping study, and the World Bank’s Indonesia office for 7 years. Publishers of his work include the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the East-West Center, as well as academic and general interest outlets in the U.S. and abroad. He holds an MPA from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Rutgers University. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Divinity School’s Religions and the Practice of Peace (RPP) program. In 2014, Mr. Balachandran won the World Bank’s Innovation Challenge, and was honored in 2019 by the New America Foundation as one of 40 AAPI National Security Next Generation Leaders. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, English, and French.
Prof. Wiku Adisasmito, Ph.D
Expert Team Leader
COVID-19 Task Force
During the Avian Flu epidemic in 2006-2007, Wiku was a member of the Avian Flu Epidemic Task Force. Then in 2008-2010, he was also a member of the Asian Partnership for Avian Influenza Research (APAIR) and an expert staff of the National Committee for Avian Influenza Control and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness. During the time of the response to COVID-19 in Indonesia, he became Chairman of the Expert Team for the Task Force for the Acceleration of Handling COVID-19 in the period March to July 2020.  Since July 2020 until now, he has also carried out the mandate as the Spokesperson for the Task Force for COVID-19 at the Committee for COVID-19 and National Economic Recovery replacing Achmad Yurianto.  
Prof. Dr. Ansgar Zerfass
Leipzig University, Germany
Editor, International Journal of Strategic Communication
Dr. Ansgar Zerfass is Professor and Chair of Strategic Communication at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University, Germany. He is also Professor of Communication and Leadership (II) at BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo, and Plank Scholar at the Plank Center for Leadership and Public Relations at the University of Alabama, USA. He serves the global academic community as Editor of the "International Journal of Strategic Communication", Routledge, USA, Vice Chair of the International Communication Association (ICA), PR Division, Washington D.C., and he was President of the European Public Relations Education and Research Association (EUPRERA), Brussels. Among other projects, he heads the Global Communication Monitor study series with (bi-) annual surveys in over 80 countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America.
According to Google Scholar, Ansgar Zerfass is the world's most frequently cited researcher in the fields of strategic communication, corporate communication and communication management and among the top three in the field of public relations (h-Index, Sept. 2020). He has published 37 books and more than 370 articles and study reports in several languages in his research areas Corporate Communications, Communication Management and Evaluation, Digital Communication and International Communication. He is a recipient of the Pathfinder Award by the Institute for Public Relations in the US and has received numerous awards both for his research and for communication campaigns during his ten-years tenure as a communication practitioner.
Dr. Ajit Pathak
Public Relations Society of India
National President of the Public Relations Society of India for past 16 years and Ex. Board Member, International Public Relations Association and first Asian to be the Secretary of the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communications Management – a consortium of 65 national Public Relations organizations. Ex. General Manager I/C (Corporate Communications Administration, Welfare & CSR ) with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.
A Post Graduate in Law and Public Administration and the first Indian to achieve Doctorate in Public Relations. 37 years experience in mass communication as a Cartoonist, Feature Writer, Radio/TV newsreader and a Public Relations practitioner.
Valuable experience in the Fortune Global 500 company Indian Oil Corporation, in the area of Public Relations, branding, event Management, Advertising, Publicity, Image Building, Internal & External communication, Administration , security and CSR.
Recipient of the Indira Super Achiever Award 2006 presented by Indira Group of Institutes, Pune, Indira Gandhi IFJA Award-2006 presented by Indian farm journalist Association, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi Award for Human Excellence – 2002, Indian Express Award for Public Awareness Advertising; Rashtriya Gaurav Award 1997, Institute of Marketing & Management Award for Excellence as Advertising and PR Manager-Award for the 'PR man of the year' in 1998; Press & Public Relations Association Award for PR Research-1990; Hind Gaurav Award 1999; PR Voice Award as PR Man of the Year-1998; Asian Achievers Award-2011 and Bharat Nirman Award-2011 and 2018.
Uttrakhand State Council for Science and Technology , Dehradun decorated Dr Pathak for outstanding contribution in the field of Science Communication on 28th February,2020.
India Association Congress honored Dr Ajit Pathak with “Most Inspiring Leader Award “ recognising his contributions to the Public Relations Society of India , International Public Relations Association and the Global Alliance of Public Relations and Communication Management.
Actively associated with the Central Information Commission in showcasing RTI to the public at large and the media as the Media Advisor, Central Information Commission. Unique work of explaining RTI through cartooning. Recently published book on RTI, “ Right to Information : Realities and Perception. “
Past Member of the IIMC committee and the governing council of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, Bhopal. Conducted high profile top management training programmes of Public Sector Management.
Honoured by Amity University as the Honorary Professor in Jan,2018.
Chairman and Founder
Indonesia Cyber Security Forum
Ardi Sutedja K., is the founder and Chairman of the Indonesia Cyber Security Forum (ICSF), a non-profit professional organization established and based in Jakarta, Indonesia, whose mission is to promote and nurture cyber security and resilience in Indonesia. ICSF deploys a multi-stakeholder approach and boasts members from a academia, business and government. As part of its regular activities, ICSF hosts monthly gatherings, as well as ad-hoc trainings and workshops around the central theme of cyber security. Annually ICSF hosts the Indonesia Cyber Security Summit (ICSS), which is a by-invitation-only event featuring plenary sessions and roundtable discussions led by global cyber security experts and leading academics.
Aside from ICSF, Ardi is the President Director of Indonesia Dirgantara Expo(IDEX), a event organizing management company focusing on ICT, aviation and maritime events. Ardi also is former Board of Trustees and Senior Advisors of Indonesia's ICT Community (MASTEL). Prior to his current roles at ICSF, IDEX and MASTEL, Ardi has more than 28 years of professional experience both in private and public sectors, focusing on cyber security strategy, governance & compliance, IT risk assessment, cyber threats, vulnerability assessment, IT security design & implementation, and incident management & data loss protection/privacy services. In addition, Ardi is now expanding his focus to include managing the risks arising from emerging technologies and social media.
Ardi earned his Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Indonesia and Master of Business Administration from State University of New York (SUNY) in Buffalo, USA. As a professional in his respective field, as a fomer senior military officer, Ardi has undergone continuing specialized education and training, as well earned professional competence certifications in cyber intelligence, cyber security, cyber resilience and cyber warfare from reputable military institutions in the United States, Britain, Canada and South Korea.
PR Knowledge Hub, New Zealand
Catherine Arrow is an international public relations consultant and educator.
A Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand (PRINZ), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (UK) and a Founding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner (UK), Catherine has served the public relations profession for many years contributing at national and global levels. In June 2020 she was awarded Life Membership of the Public Relations Institute of New Zealand, the organisation's highest honour. A former Secretary of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, the world body representing the profession, Catherine is founder and director of PR Knowledge Hub Ltd, a professional development centre for public relations and communications management, sharing knowledge and skills with a leading focus on technology and digital engagement, reputation guardianship, issues and crisis management, research, measurement and evaluation. Her career has spanned both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and alongside her consultancy work, she lectures, writes and speaks about public relations and society.
Regional Development Australia (NWQ), Australia
Over more than 30 years, David has built a well-respected reputation in communication strategy, issues management, and stakeholder engagement. With a background in Government communications, he founded niche consultancy QCCN which has grown to dominate its market sector in Australia. In 2016 his team was named one of the Top Ten Best of the Best globally.
As a Fellow and former President of the Australian PR Institute, a previous global Councillor and GWA judge for IPRA, an advisor to both Central Queensland University (Australia) and Universitas Trisakti (Indonesia), and with significant professional expertise in engagement and consultation, he is uniquely placed to chart the place of authentic person to person engagement in a digital landscape.
Jennifer Blandos Hardie
CEO and Founder
Pinnacle Public Relations, UAE
Jennifer Hardie is Pinnacle’s CEO and co-founder. She has 20 years’ communications and public relations experience advising board-level executives, government ministers and officials on how to manage their organisation’s reputation.
Jennifer started her career specialising in trade disputes with the European Union, including a number of years working on the long-running bananas dispute. She then moved to Stockholm where she ran the corporate and B2B team for Edelman, followed by a year in Belgrade where she advised government ministries on restructuring their communications departments.
Jennifer is a British - Canadian citizen, who has visited more than 60 countries and in her professional life has lived in Montreal, Brussels, Stockholm, Belgrade, London and Dubai.
José Manuel Velasco
Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management, Spain
José Manuel Velasco has a degree in Journalism from Madrid's Complutense University and completed the Advanced Strategic Program at the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne (Switzerland). He is Associate Certified Coach (ACC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Currently works as PR consultant, executive coach and professor. He is member of the advisory board of the Spanish and Latin American leading PR agency Llorente & Cuenca. He is Past Chair of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management. From 2008 to 2014, he was chairman of DIRCOM, the professional body in the corporate communications sector in Spain.
His works experience includes 25 years leading PR departments in several large companies, as FCC (construction and environmental services), Unión Fenosa (gas and power) and Renfe (railways). Prior to start working on PR, he worked as a journalist for print media and radio broadcasters.
Koichi Yamamura, Ph.D
TS Communication, Japan
Koichi Yamamura, Ph.D. is a communication consultant with extensive experience in corporate communication, M&A communication, crisis communication and communications measurement. He has published many articles including case studies and on historic evolution of PR in Japan. He has also contributed chapters on the history of public relations in Japan in several books. He is a co-editor of “Public relations in Japan: Evolution of communication management in a culture of lifetime employment.” A former executive vice president of a boutique PR firm in Tokyo, he has also held positions as head of measurement of a global automotive company and a senior advisor of a global communications measurement company. While providing counsel to companies, he also teaches global PR at Akita International University Graduate School of Communication and Language as visiting professor. He has earned Master of Science in Public Relations from Boston University and PhD in Communication from University of Miami.
Krishnamurty Sriramesh, Ph.D
Professor and Director Public Relations
Professional Master of Arts
in Corporate Communication
University of Colorado, USA
Krishnamurthy Sriramesh, is Professor and Director of the Professional Master’s Program in Corporate Communication at the University of Colorado, USA. He is recognized for his scholarship on global public relations, culture and public relations, corporate social responsibility, and public relations for development. Over almost 30 years he has advocated the need to reduce ethnocentricity in the public relations body of knowledge and practice in 8 books, over 100 articles and book chapters, and over 120 conference presentations around the world. His rich teaching experience includes teaching at 10 universities on four continents while also delivering seminars/talks in over 40 countries. He has won several awards for teaching and research at different universities including the 2004 Pathfinder Award from the Institute for Public Relations (USA) for “original scholarly research contributing to the public relations body of knowledge.”
Kiroyan Partners, Indonesia
Prior to founding Public Affairs consulting firm PT Komunikasi Kinerja (Kiroyan Partners) in November 2006 Noke Kiroyan has been an international business executive for more than three decades covering the electrical, oleo-chemical and mining industries.
His business career commenced as Management Trainee with PT Siemens Indonesia that assigned him to the head office in Germany in mid-1974 for a 2-year training program leading to the professional commercial and financial qualification as Industriekaufmann.
In 1991 Noke Kiroyan resigned as CEO of PT Siemens Indonesia to take up a new assignment as Managing Director of Salim Deutschland GmbH in Düsseldorf, a holding company overseeing two chemical plants in Germany. Further assignments followed as Country Representative in Melbourne, Australia then Dublin, Ohio to take charge as President & CEO of Salim Oleochemicals Inc. that served the United States and Latin American markets for palm-oil based surfactant raw materials from the group’s production plants in Germany and Indonesia.
He repatriated in September 1997 as Country Head/CEO of Rio Tinto Indonesia. In 2001 he was reassigned as CEO of world-class coal mine PT Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC), a joint-venture between Rio Tinto and BP at the time. KPC was sold in October 2003, whereupon he was retained as Chairman of Rio Tinto Indonesia, from which post he resigned in 2005 to take up the position of CEO of PT Newmont Pacific Nusantara, subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation in Denver, Colorado.
As of January 1, 2007 he headed PT Komunikasi Kinerja, trading under the name Kiroyan Partners while being retained as Chairman of PT Newmont Pacific Nusantara until December 31, 2007. In February 2008 he stepped down as CEO and is currently Executive Chairman & Chief Consultant of Kiroyan Partners. He is Trustee of the United States – Indonesia Society and Senior Advisor to the ASEAN CSR Network and Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Economic Governance.
Noke Kiroyan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Science from Padjadjaran State University in Bandung, Indonesia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies degree from Syracuse University in the United States, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Edinburgh Business School in the United Kingdom.
Executive Director at Bank Indonesia
Head of Communication Department
Onny Widjanarko is the Head of Communication in Bank Indonesia, previously as the Head of Payment System Policy Department in 2018 and 4 years as the Head of Bank Indonesia Transformation Program Center from 2014 to 2018. From October 2008 to September 2010 he was the Assistant to the Republic of Indonesia Vice President, and the Assistant to Bank Indonesia Governor from October 2010 to December 2012. He started his career in Bank Indonesia as the Banking Supervisor at Bank Indonesia Private Bank Foreign Exchange Supervision Bureau in 1992-1995. He was also as a Lecturer at the Economics & Management Faculty of Atmajaya University in 2000-2005, teaching Global Marketing and Organizational Behaviour. Continuing his experience as the lecturer, in 2006 he became a Lecturer at the Psychology Faculty of Indonesia University, teaching Finance for Non-Financial Manager and Balance Scorecard for 2 years.
He graduated from Indonesia College of Economics Science, Malang-Indonesia in 1989 as a Bachelor of Economy, and took his Master's Degree in Management at Asian Institute and institutions, such as from Oxford in 2017 on High Performing Leadership, Stanford in 2016 on Managing Talent for Strategic Advantage Executive Program, and Redwood Corporation Dubai in 2012 on Balance Scorecard Professional.
Being active in organization, Onny Widjanarko was a General Chairman of Bank Indonesia Employee Association in 2013 - 2017. In the same year, he was also at Supervision Council of Bank Indonesia Employee Welfare Foundation and a Coaching Council of Bank Indonesia Cooperative.
Paulo Henrique Soares
Communication Director, IBRAM Brazilian Mining Association, Brazil
Graduated in Communication with a Master in Communication and is taking his PhD in Business. Paulo has the title of ABC (Accredited in Business Communication) conferred by the IABC.
He was elected professional of the year by Aberje (Brazilian Communication Association) in 2013 and 2015. He is on the list of “100 Most Influential Communicators in the World” according to The PRovoke Media for six consecutive years (2015 - 2020).
In November 2016, he started working as the Communication Director of IBRAM - Brazilian Mining Institute with the challenge of working on the sector's reputation. In 2019 he helped stablish the Mining Hub – the first open innovation hub dedicated to a sector.
He is a Communication professor, lecturer and has written several academic articles. Paulo is a faculty member of the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence (CSCE). He is the advisor for an Internal Communication startup - Simplifica.ci and another for big data - DataSprints. Paulo is co-author of the book “Without megaphone, with smarthphone - practices, challenges and dilemmas of communication with employees” published in Portuguese, English and Spanish. He devoted much of his career to working, studying, reflecting and questioning communication.
Peter Mutie, Fapra, Fprsk
Executive Director & CEO
Peterson Integrated Communication Limited, Kenya
Peter Mutia is a Communication Specialist with experience spanning over two decades. He is currently the Executive Director and CEO of Peterson Integrated Communications Limited, a company providing niche training in Strategic Communication, based in Nairobi, Kenya, but with operations in several countries in Africa. He is a Board Member of the Global Alliance for PR and Communications Management. Peter is also the immediate former President of Africa Public Relations Association (APRA)
Peter’s leadership portfolio is diverse. Some of the notable leadership positions he has held include CEO Kenya Film Commission, founder Board Member of BrandKenya Board, Board Member of the Media Council of Kenya and President of the Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK). He has also served as a Board Member at Kenya Civil Aviation Authority and Communications Authority of Kenya.
In his long career in PR, he has served in the Public Relations and Strategic Communication departments at Kenya Electricity Generating Company Ltd, East African Development Bank, National AIDS Control Council, among other organisations. Peter is also a consultant with the UN on Strategic Communication. He is a Senior Member of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), Fellow APRA and Fellow PRSK. He has spoken in many PR and Strategic Communication conferences globally, including the IPRA Annual summit held in Jakarta in 2008. He has also published Communication articles in various journals and magazines. Peter has taught media and strategic communication in Daystar University and University of Nairobi in Kenya. His academic credentials include Masters in Business Administration (MBA), BA (Econ), Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication, among other postgraduate qualifications.
Peter has received various awards, among them The Order of Arts and Letters by the Government of France and decorated with the medal of Chevalier of The Order of Arts and Letters. He is also a recipient of Golden Honours, a lifetime award that recognizes outstanding achievement in PR.
VP Corporate Communication
PT Freeport Indonesia
Riza Pratama has been working with Freeport Indonesia for more than 25 years. Before joining Corporate Communication, Riza in charged in the area of social responsibility. Riza’s current position is a Vice President of Corporate Communications at Freeport.
Riza obtained Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science (M.Sc) in Engineering/Industrial Management from Northeastern University, USA.
Echo Research, UK
An Expert Witness in Reputation and cited as 'among the 100 most influential people in PR’, Sandra is Group CEO of Echo Research which provides brand and reputation research for clients globally and Director of Reputation Dividend, valuing reputation for listed companies. From an early career at PA Management Consultants, Sandra set up the first international franchise for media analysis in 1989 before launching Echo. Ambassador to the International Integrated Reporting Council
Dr. Zehra Güngör, Ph.D, FIPRA
CEO and Founder
Stage Communication Consultancy, Turkey
Dr. Zehra Güngör (Turkey) did her academic career in communication field, though, her BA in English Literature. Her MA in PR finalized with the thesis called “Total Quality Management in PR”. Afterwards, she was accepted for doctorate education to International Relations, Diplomacy and Communications Institute. She completed her thesis “Communications Management in Diplomacy” in this department. She lectures in several universities in İstanbul for 10 years.
Dr. Güngör had worked as an economy journalist for 20 years before founding her PR consultanting company. During her journalism career, she was awarded as “the best journalist of the year” for three times by Turkish Journalist Association. During her PR career, she was rewarded by many institutions as well. She deserved a scholarship in USA. She worked as a journalist in McGrawHill Publications-New York..
Today, she has been running STAGE Communication Consultancy successfully for 20 years. She is the 2014 President of IPRA.