PLUS Founding Board and CEO at Vasham
In high school, the first book to change Irvan's worldview was “Banker to the Poor” by Muhammad Yunus. He loved Yunus's idea of what a social business is: an organization that sells a product/service that has direct social impact not for free but for a price, to create sustainability and scale. It was also surprising for Irvan to learn that individuals facing life-threatening situations borne out of extreme poverty were often more financially credible with lower default rates than middle-class Americans. Today microfinance is well established, however thirteen years ago that concept was revolutionary. Once he understood the social and financial truths about lending to the poor, he knew it was to be his life purpose. Coming from a big business family, it has been a tough decision to decide to run a social enterprise, but he knows that Vasham is one large step towards the fulfillment of his greater purpose.
PLUS Founding Board, Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group
Yulius leads BCG's People & Organization and Operation practices in Southeast Asia.
Since joining BCG, Yulius has led various strategy and organization/operation transformation programs with leading agribusiness, mining and manufacturing companies across Southeast Asia. He has extensive experiences in organization re-design, delivering cost-reduction programs, and managing large-scale change.
Yulius also leads BCG's Social Impact Practice Network in Southeast Asia, where BCG strives to drive social impact through its ongoing work with local and global social impact partners.
Before joining BCG, Yulius worked as a consultant and database administrator at KPMG in Indonesia.
PLUS Founding Board and Founder and CEO of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa
Veronica Colondam is the Founder and CEO of YCAB Foundation. Since 1999, YCAB Foundation has evolved into a group social enterprise that focuses on youth empowerment. Her dream is to bring Indonesia origin social enterprise into the global map and to create measurable social change through education and economic empowerment.
PLUS Advisory Board
Kaitlin has spent her career creating impact. She builds on a broad skill set to develop innovative strategies that reach across industries and bridge diverse groups. Passionate about social entrepreneurship, rewarding partnerships; and innovative approaches to challenges in development. Experience in Indonesia, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Liberia, Haiti & Kyrgyzstan.
Kaitlin established an online platform, PLUS, that connects social entrepreneurs to opportunities and helps them grow by offering business consultations. PLUS is the go-to resource for information on social entrepreneurs in Indonesia, and is the first to develop a publicly available directory of social enterprises across the country.
PLUS Advisory Board & Head of ANGIN
After a career in Private Equity and startups, David landed in Indonesia in 2013 to manage the accelerator program and investments of a global impact investor supporting high-growth double bottom line companies. He then joined IMJ Investment Partners (Spiral Ventures), one of the most active tech seed venture capitalist in Southeast Asia. David has been leading ANGIN since 2015. He graduated with a triple Master Degree in Corporate Law, Finance and Public Relations.
Stephanie comes to PLUS with global experience in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors and she is excited to combine those perspectives in support of social entrepreneurs. She led various marketing efforts at Habitat for Humanity after founding her own company, which provides her with a perfect foundation to support social entrepreneurs on their journey.
A strong believer in and deeply passionate about the power of social enterpreneurship and all its possibilities, Stephanie is excited to grow PLUS into an even more inclusive organization, lifting up social enterprises and helping them to increase their social impacts throughout and beyond Indonesia.
Novi is a tax consultant turned social entrepreneurship enthusiast. In the past 5 years, she assisted and co-lead research, capacity building and social impact consulting projects conducted by PLUS and its partners, including building a comprehensive database on social entrepreneurs in Indonesia, the social enterprise landscape survey with the British Council, business capacity building assistance with small business and cooperative in rural Bali and Lombok, and recently, leading the development of a learning platform for NGO and CSO to learn and build financial resilience. Currently she is co-directing PLUS and in charge of the partnerships and people development within PLUS.
Yuyun is a program manager at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS). He has been working in several programs to support MSMEs based in East Java, West Nusa Tenggara, Bali, and several provinces in Indonesia. For more than 6 years, He has implemented several entrepreneurship programs serving more than 200 small entrepreneurs.
Besides conducting one on one mentoring to MSMEs who participated in the programs, he also developed the MEL (Monitoring Evaluation and Learning) plan for the program. His background in sociology and social research is in line with his passion in the community development sector and serving rural underprivileged areas.
Community Development Specialist
Pritha is a Community Development Specialist at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS). She has been working for several projects which aimed to enable social enterprises across Indonesia.
Currently focused on community engagement, she has helped several social entrepreneurship organizations to increase awareness on social entrepreneurship for the public via social media and community sharing. She also co-designing entrepreneurship learning materials to be inclusively accessible.
She is also experienced in building strategic relationships and partnerships with different organizations and individuals including local and international SEs, NGOs, CSOs, local champions, companies and government. Aside from the project management role, she is also involved in the business development area in her current company. She is responsible for conducting research to identify new markets and customer needs, developing mutually beneficial proposals and communicating effectively with stakeholders.
Rico Setiawan has years of experience applying a design thinking approach to his work. His portfolio ranges from conducting research to running multi- stakeholders design workshops that focus on public sector’s issues, including but not limited to financial inclusion, gender equality, and public health. He has a strong interest in translating challenges into actionable insights and solutions.
Knowledge Management Specialist
Engel is Knowledge Management Specialist in Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS). Despite running her role in managing the knowledge products of PLUS, she also involved and become a mentor in some programs that aim to increase the capacity of social entrepreneurs across Indonesia.
In line with her passion in contributing to social changes, she has been working in several remote areas of Indonesia (North Moluccas, West Papua, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara) to implement various community development programs with different issues (education, health, child protection, livelihood, risk disaster). Those experiences sharpened her skills in project management, community engagement, and strategic partnership with local government and other stakeholders.
Siske Annisa is a Finance Manager at Plus and has more than eleven years of experience in audit, financial management, accounting and administrative in the audit firm and donor-funded project sector. For the past years she has been working in the International Development Sector Project with different organization where she provides senior-level financial oversight for program support activities, human resources, and operations, manages the financial aspects and procurement and ensures compliance with Donor Regulations and International Accounting Standards.
Business Development Associate
Rintis is a highly motivated and results-driven business development associate with a strong background in public relations. With several years of experience in the field, Rintis has developed a deep understanding of how to effectively communicate and build relationships with key stakeholders in order to drive business growth.
In addition to their PR expertise, Rintis is deeply passionate about understanding the principles of marketing, psychology, and communication in order to scale up businesses. Rintis is constantly seeking out new learning opportunities and stays up-to-date on the latest industry trends and best practices.
With a unique combination of PR experience and a strong understanding of how to drive business growth through marketing, psychology, and communication, is always looking for new and innovative ways to help businesses reach their full potential.
Senior Project Associate
Henny Rahmawati has experience in project management including program design, program planning, managing program and implementation. One of them is the experience of leading a national workshop program with young people from various regions in Indonesia. Not only that, Henny also has experience as a facilitator and mentor for programs related to youth.
Tania is the Graphic Designer at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS) with 2 years of experience managing and creating the graphic design needs within the organization (e.g., social media poster, document, deck, data visualization, web design).
Besides her graphic design skills, she is often involved in team discussions about project management and communication strategy. Having some interest in the social impact ecosystem, she also works as an independent advisor in a health research foundation based in the UK.
Senior Community Engagement Associate
Juli is a senior community engagement at PLUS. She has experience communicating with various social entrepreneurs, communities, and media partners offline or online. She is also involved in the program as part of the communications team which is responsible for maintaining relationships with program participants and disseminating program information through various media platforms. She also manages social media starting from preparing research on content ideas, preparing content briefs, to maintaining engagement with the audience.
Naomi is a Project Associate at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS). She has supported several social innovation and social entrepreneurship project with PLUS. She co-designed several incubating curriculums with PLUS team for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Her engagement with social entrepreneurship ecosystem actors such as communities, youth community, and enablers has helped her build her understanding its landscape in Indonesia. She aspired to empower young social enterprises in Indonesia and become stray cats godmother.
Community Engagement Associate
Andisa Rizky is a Community Engagement Associate at PLUS. Based on her experiences as a social media strategist and frequently interacting with young people which generates ideas for social solutions, as well as strong skills in strategic planning, facilitating, managing social media content and empowering young people through community, at PLUS Andisa facilitates social entrepreneurs in the PLUS community or local social entrepreneurs to be able to obtain information and opportunities to develop through digital content of PLUS social media and Community Events.
Agung is an UI/ UX designer at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS). Focusing on Re.Search platform development. Having a previous background as an award-winning game artist for about 4 years, He started to find passion in designing digital products (not limited to game) and decided to learn and pursuing his passion in form of UI/ UX design. Experienced in researching, prototyping and conduct usability testing for digital products, he always make sure that the product he design works efficiently and serves its purpose as media for solving user and business problem. It’s important to him to exploring things, especially by reading books to gives him insight to solving problems by seeing it from the other perspectives.
Aufa is a content writer at PLUS, specifically for Re.Search. Forever entangled in words and thoughts, all of her experiences linger around the two as she has been writing meanings and what matters professionally since 2019.
Beginning as a content writer and now returning as one; with other prior experiences as a copy editor, copywriter, and communication specialist in various types of establishments from a public university, a government agency, and now in a digital ecosystem for social enterprise & CSO-focused at PLUS. With an academic background in social work and research in social entrepreneurship initiatives, Aufa walks step by step to ultimately work in a realm of sustainability specializing in social innovation impact.
Aulya is a Graphic Designer at Platform Usaha Sosial (PLUS) with 2 years experience before joining PLUS Team. Familiar with creating content for various information media on social media such as Instagram, and creating promotional media such as banners, posters and flyers. At PLUS, I work as a graphic designer specifically in creating visual social media content for PLUS and Re.Search.
Jasmine is a Project Associate specializing on content management for the organization’s emerging learning platform, Re.Search. She has previous experience in project management for capacity-building initiatives within local, national, and regional contexts, with a particular focus on youth leadership development, gender equity, and psychosocial support provision. She hopes to utilize her academic background in International Relations and Psychology to develop meaningful content for the CSO ecosystem that can encourage financial resilience, social innovation, and cross-sectoral collaboration.