Thursday, July 8, 2010

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INDONESIAN ASSOCIATION OF BC (PERMAI-BC)

Annual General Meeting – Installation of New Board Member Saturday, June 5, 2010

2010/2011 BOARD MEMBER

President: J. Kriswanto Rahardjo
Vice President: Erry Erryansyah
Secretary: Winda Tamboto Hartono
Treasurer: Tetty Dameria Simorangkir
Director (Programs): Rizki Ilham
Director (Resources): Lidya Kewas
Pemuda PERMAI: Putri Daradasih
                             Irene Tjai
Past President & External Relations: Liza Wajong

J. Kriswanto Rahardjo - President

A professional in IT, IS and Telecommunication management.. A PMP certified project manager and coach (mentor). He has been in a telecommunication industry for more than 25 years. He is presently practicing his credential as a project management consultant at some investment and software companies in BC. As well, he is doing some voluntary activities at Project Management Institute, Canadian West Coast Chapter and other community activities.

His specialization is in Project Management, Information Technology and Information System Management, Wireless Telecommunication Management, Business Strategy and Development, Merger and Transformation.

Kriswanto holds a Master of Science in Engineering – Technology Management from Boston University, MA, USA and received a scholarship as a Hubert Humphrey Fellow – 1993/1994 under Fulbright Foundation – USIA. He obtained his Bachelor degree in Industrial Engineering, ITB 1982.

Kriswanto lives with his wife, Clara Kriswanto and 4 children (Dito, Nungky, Rully and Riri) in Coquitlam, BC

Erry Erryansyah – Vice President

He is the father of one daughter, Alfiana (12 years old - grade 7 student). Living in Fleetwood Surrey with lovely wife Fetty. The family moved to Canada on 1999, and have lived in Saint John, New Brunswick, Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta for most of the years. Erriandsyah and family moved to Vancouver on July 2007, because of the company relocation and a new project assignment. He is working for the same company for the last 17 years, started in Indonesia, and currently hold title as Project Material Manager with Fluor Canada. The company provides Engineering and Construction services to most of Oil and Gas and Mining operators.

Graduated from Civil Engineering - Bandung Institute of Technology in 1988, his passion with organization has brought him to support the organization such as Himpunan Mahasiswa Sipil ITB (1983) as vice chairman, social director of CISC (Canadian Indonesian Social Club) in Calgary, and as coordinator of Pengajian Calgary and Pengajian BC, and the last one was a member of program advisory board of PERMAI.

His preferences is stay at home with family while sometimes working with power tools to do things. Maintaining home computers to stay virus-free, and have some interest in latest technology (in general).

Erry lives with his wife, Fetty Yuliani and daughter Alfiana in Surrey, BC

Winda Tamboto Hartono Secretary

Winda came to Canada in 2007 and settled in Calgary, AB before moved to Vancouver in April 2010. She holds Bachelor of Medicine Degree from Universitas Sam Ratulangi, Manado and has completed EAP Program with University of Calgary. Her professional experiences include Student Counselor and then worked as Nurse Assistant at Sunflower Summer Camp Special School, Calgary and Internship at RS Prof. Kandou, Manado, Indonesia. Her associations history includes AIMGA (Alberta International Medical Graduate Association), PERMIKA Calgary (Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesia di Kanada), CISC Calgary (Canadian Indonesian Social Club) & AMSA Indonesia (Asian Medical Student Association)

Winda lives in downtown Vancouver with her husband Damy Hartono.

Tetty Dameria Simorangkir Treasurer

Tetty came to Canada as a landed immigrant on Dec’2007. She graduated from University of Indonesia in 1983. Her previous education and experience had given her the golden opportunity to work in many national and multinational level companies, such as: PT Jeunesse (Accountant), PT Ahara Prima Design (Finance and Admin. Manager),PT Java Marin Lines Pte Ltd (Finance and Accounting Manager),PT Chicago bridge and Iron (Finance and Accounting Manager),PT Simabu Jaya. (Finance Director). She also had volunteered at Perguruan Advent I Jakarta (Finance and Accounting Advisor).

Her last position in Indonesia was a Finance Director in PT Simabu Jaya, which focus in trading hospital supplies and building maintenance. When she moved to Canada, she was hired as a temporary worker by Sierra Wireless, WWTC. In the mean time, as a dedicated house wife, she is also pursuing her study to get a Certificate in Accounting (CGA). Her goal is to become a successful entrepreneur.

Tetty lives with her husband, Charles Nainggolan and adult son, Odi, in Burnaby, BC

Rizki Ilham Director (Programs)

Rizki has been in corporate finance for the past 7 years, he currently holds Pricing Manager position at School Specialty Inc. a leading school supplies company in the US and Canada. Previous to his current profession, he was a Senior Analyst at Landvest Corporation a top 10 real estate firm in the US.

As in community services, Rizki was elected as the Chief of Public Relation Committee to the United Moslem Association of Wisconsin in 1997 and in the year of 2000 he was also elected as General Assembly to the Indonesian Student Association of Wichita, Kansas.

Rizki graduated with BBA in Finance & Marketing from Wichita State University and Diploma of Accounting from University of British Columbia.

Rizki lives with his wife, Vidya P. Zain and son, Dante in Vancouver, BC

Lidya Kewas Director Resources – to follow

Liza Wajong Past President & External Relations

Immigrant journey has always its struggle and challenges, but we also know that it is rewarding at the end. Liza & Bhakti started their immigrant journey in 1999. She came to Canada with over 10 years experience of working in various national and multi-national companies in Jakarta. Graduated from Tarakanita Secretarial Academy and has a stint of schooling in Japanese Literature in University of Indonesia, she has worked with Bank Duta as Frontline Trainer, IBM Indonesia and Mattel Indonesia.

Her involvement in Indonesian Canadian community started in 2004 when she took part as team member in Tsunami Relief Effort Task Force with Indonesian Consulate in Vancouver. After that, her journey in re-cultivating the Indonesian Association of BC (PERMAI-BC) has started with the new team. She has been a significant part in making many events happen for the community and will continue to do so in the future. This time, she would like to seek more participation from communities from South East Asian countries as, perhaps you all know, that in the year 2020, the South East Asian countries will be united. One significant event that PERMAI-BC has been quite influential was when we organized the SEA Community Leaders Gathering with KJRI Vancouver in February 2010 with the support from Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society and Vancouver Multicultural Society. She believes that the doors will start to open for more opportunities in working together with these communities.

One of her goals in Canada is to share the beauty of Indonesian culture and she chose to concentrate her interest in Indonesian Textiles: Batik & Weaving. It has given her many pleasures in appreciating its philosophy and slow methods. She has started some collections of the textiles and would like to meet other Indonesian textile enthusiasts to talk of the possibility of having textile exhibition together.

Liza lives with her husband of 16 years, Bhaktianto Widyarso and 2 daughters, Lupita & Mentari, in New Westminster, BC.

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