Our Team

Dieny Roswany

Dieny Roswany

Finance & Operations Manager

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Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

Ms. Dieny Roswany has been working in finance and accounting for almost 22 years, 17 of which were with the FHI 360 Indonesia country office. Before she graduated from Universitas Advent Indonesia in Bandung, she also worked as assistant lecturer to an accounting professor. Dieny’s specialty is in accounting and financial systems. She has provided technical assistance in accounting and finance for a number of projects, including large USAID Indonesia HIV/AIDS projects, Aksi Stop AIDS (ASA) and Scaling Up for Most at Risk Populations (SUM I).

Daniel Noveryan Marantika

Daniel Noveryan Marantika

Business Development Manager

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Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

Daniel Noveryan Marantika has always been interested in how financing mechanisms can improve society. His first exposure to finance was during his stint as a corporate banking analyst in a foreign bank in operating in Jakarta, He later worked in a financial advisory field, first in several boutique financial advisory firms and then in Ernst & Young Indonesia. Daniel holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Airlangga University, in Surabaya. Daniel is experienced in working across different cultures, with both private and public sector. During his free time, Daniel is an amateur runner, in 5K races in and around Jakarta.

Reyhan Fachry

Reyhan Fachry

Program Officer

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Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

Reyhan Muhammad  Fachry is an international development and cooperation enthusiast with around three years of working experience combined in the field of PR and communications, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL), and research. Rey has a keen interest in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as he always believes that development is the closest and most tangible way to help empower and improve people’s lives. A lifelong learner at heart, Rey is a keen individual who always seeks to learn something new every day. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung.

Kaylene Alvarez

Kaylene Alvarez

Managing Director

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Based in Colorado, USA

Kaylene Alvarez is a development finance specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the private and public sectors in impact investing, access to finance, SME/Entrepreneurial financing and gender lens investing (GLI).  She has worked in grass roots level organization and microfinance, as well as on Wall Street. The concept of BIDUK evolved from substantial experience in building impact-oriented, but financially profitable investment vehicles.  She also works extensively as a consultant in impact investing for a variety of commercially oriented clients.

Ramona Ridolfi

Ramona Ridolfi

Program Manager

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Based in Tbilisi, Georgia 

Ramona Ridolfi has over a decade of experience with programs focused on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Prior to BIDUK, she was Asia Regional Advisor with Helen Keller International (HKI), designing transformative approaches for the nutrition and health program portfolio. Previously, she was Gender Manager for HKI in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, she also co-founded the (I)NGOs Gender Working Group, a network of organizations collaborating on gender-focused initiatives. Ramona also worked extensively with UN Women in Australia, West Africa, SE Asia and Pakistan. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from Monash University, Melbourne (Australia).

Indigo Phibbs

Indigo Phibbs

Learning & Communications Specialist

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Based in Sydney, Australia

Indigo Elliott Phibbs brings experience in communications, partnerships and learning in development finance. She previously worked for Good Return in Cambodia, convening an international network of impact investment firms and supporting gender capacity-building activities with MFIs. Prior to that, Indigo worked as a research assistant at the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre at the University of Sydney and undertook pro bono work for Grameen Australia while studying. She holds a Masters of International Development Practice from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Danielle Givens

Danielle Givens

Operations Lead

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Based in Todos Santos, Mexico

Danielle Givens has more than 15 years working in the international non-profit sector focused on building gender equity within integrated development programs. She started her career with the US Peace Corps serving in Romania and has spent most of her career working closely with communities at the end of the road in various countries in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. She is skilled in participatory approaches to programming that incorporates sustainability models and outcome oriented M&E within partner organizations. She places a strong emphasis on valuing women, not merely counting them, and applies this methodology to organizations to help shift their focus from women’s empowerment to gender equity. Danielle has managed programs in over 15 countries covering a variety of integrated programming, from health and malaria to livelihoods and gender-based violence.

Robert Hurst

Robert Hurst

Communications & Storytelling Advisor

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Based in Denver, Colorado

For the past 27 years, Robert has worked as a writer; having authored over 12 bicycling-related books and edited several more. Robert designed, published and edited Trails Magazine and Puckhead Magazine, which built a strong readership and following. 

Most recently Robert has been primarily working with small to mid-sized non-profit organizations, from national monument caretaker organizations to soccer clubs, writing grant proposals and researching fundraising opportunities.

Silvia Pratiwi

Silvia Pratiwi

Sales & Marketing Specialist

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After completing her Diploma of Marketing from Airlangga University in 2016, Silvia’s interest in investment and sustainable development started when she worked for the Directorate General of Railways, Indonesian Ministry of Transportation as a Traffic Facilities and Safety Officer and learned a great deal about Public-Private Partnership. She later worked at a dermatology company as a Digital Marketing Specialist while pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Bina Nusantara University. During her free time, Silvia likes to read Paulo Coelho and stroll around the city.

Loan Approval Committee

Faye Wongso

Faye Wongso

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Faye is the President of Coworking Indonesia, the national association of coworking
spaces and coworking players in Indonesia. To date, there are over 300 coworking
spaces in 45 cities in Indonesia.
She is also the CEO and Co-founder of KUMPUL, a co-learning platform
empowering coworking spaces to build ecosystems through quality programs that
focus on entrepreneur growth. Currently KUMPUL empower and partner with 70
Hubs in 34 cities. KUMPUL is the Strategic Partner and national coordinator
of 1000startupdigital.id, and Techstars’ country partner for Startup Weekend
Indonesia program.

 

Krisna M. Rachman

Krisna M. Rachman

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Krisna M. Rachman (Krisna) is the Principal of ACA Investments, a Regional Private Equity firm focusing on companies in growth stage and Advisory in Southeast Asia. Prior to his career
at ACA Investments, Krisna was at EY Transaction Advisory Services Indonesia and Investment Banking at BNI Sekuritas where he was helping companies to raise capital and offering advisory services for a range of corporate transactions.
Krisna holds an MBA Degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) and Bachelor degree in Medicine from Universitas Trisakti. He is a CFA Charterholder and a Certified FRM.

Janka Geckova

Janka Geckova

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Janka Geckova, Program Manager at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, manages programs in support of entrepreneurship and gender lens investing in Asia and the Pacific.
This includes supporting impact-focused entrepreneurs, entrepreneur support organisations and financial intermediaries to achieve development impact and social change. She has 15 years of experience in entrepreneurship development, SME finance and financial inclusion in Eastern Europe and the Pacific.

Tom Schmittzehe

Tom Schmittzehe

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Tom is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Moonshot Ventures, a venture capital and impact investing firm launched in 2019 and operating in Southeast Asia, which invests in disruptive innovations for large-scale impact.
Moonshot manages the Indonesia Women Empowerment Fund (IWEF), in partnership with YCAB Foundation. IWEF invests in innovative women-led ventures that are breaking down barriers to better livelihoods for women in Indonesia.
Tom has twenty-five years of experience advising, leading, and investing in entrepreneurial teams. Trained as an
anthropologist, Tom began his career in banking and strategy consulting, in corporate
venturing roles with tech startups.
Since 2003, Tom has worked within impact investing, mostly in Asia. Among others, he has
held leadership positions at Ashoka, and helped found Ennovent (South Asia) and Uberis
Capital (Mekong region).
Tom holds degrees from Oxford University, the Wharton business school, and the Harvard
Kennedy School.

Advisory Committee

Robert van Zwieten

Robert van Zwieten

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Robert van Zwieten, based in Manila, Philippines, has three decades of experience spanning both global finance and sustainable development. He is the Managing Director Asia-Pacific for Convergence Blended Finance, serves as a Member of the Advisory Group
for Investments at UNOPS S3i, and is a pro bono Ambassador for the World Benchmarking Alliance. He previously founded and led The Serendra Group LLC, a boutique emerging markets advisory firm, and was the President and CEO of EMPEA, the global industry association for private capital in emerging markets. Prior to this, he served as Director of the Private Sector Capital Markets Division at ADB, following a global career in senior leadership positions at firms such as ABN AMRO Bank, General Electric, Lehman Brothers
and Singapore Exchange.

Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas

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Lisa G. Thomas has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity investing, governance and operations in emerging markets. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Samata Capital, a fund management company dedicated to making private sector investments in small and growing businesses in sub-Saharan Africa that advance opportunities for women and promote gender diversity. An impact investor and seasoned consultant, Lisa brings robust emerging market experience in early stage and growth investing having worked with companies in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia and the Caucasus. Prior founding Samata Capital, Lisa was the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer for VestedWorld, an online venture fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa. She also spent nearly 9 years with Equator Capital Partners and CapitalPlus Exchange managing investments and capacity building for scaling financial institutions in frontier and emerging markets. Her early career was in investment banking at Merrill Lynch in New York. Lisa holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. (Honors) from the University of Oregon.