Wednesday, January 25, 2012



Annual General Meeting – Installation of New Board Member Saturday, January 21, 2012

Rizki Ilham - President
Rizki has been in corporate finance for the past 9 years, he currently holds Sr. Manager of North America, Pricing Strategy 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 Coquitlam, BC.

Lidya Kewas – Vice President
Graduated with tourism and economy degree from Jakarta- Indonesia, she worked in tourism and also in trades industry for years.  In 1999, Lidya and her family moved to San Francisco. Then she worked in property management business ever since.  Lidya with husband Ronny, daughters Annabel and Abigail migrated to Vancouver in 2007.    
Lidya is currently working for RioCan Management Inc - Canada’s largest real estate investment trust company, while also serving Greater Vancouver neighborhood as a realtor for Sutton Group West Coast Realty - Canada’s number one real estate brokerage in dollar amount and property sales number.
Her passion in serving the community started since she was still very young in grade school and continue-on until today.  Lidya has been contributing her unconditional care; share her knowledge and experience to bring Permai community together since 2009.

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 meantime, 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

Amalia Rizkina – Secretary
Amalia (known as Mia) moved to Vancouver in May 2011 from Regina, SK. Mia has held multiple positions in banking industry (Standard Chartered Bank, CIBC and HSBC) both in Canada and Indonesia for the past 7 years, and currently, she is working at HSBC Bank Canada. Mia holds Bachelor of International Business Management, Faculty of Economics from Trisakti University.
As in community services she was in committee role for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - CIBC Run for Cure Committee; Volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs.
Mia lives with her husband Mirza Soeria Atmadja in Burnaby, BC

Mirza Soeria Atmadja-Director of General Affairs
Mirza moved to Vancouver in May 2011 from Regina, SK. Mirza has held multiple positions in banking industry (CIBC and HSBC) both in Canada and Indonesia for the past 6 years, and currently, he is working at HSBC Bank Canada. Mirza holds Bachelor of Business and Industrial Low, Faculty of Law from Trisakti University.
As in community services he was in committee role for Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - CIBC Run for Cure Committee; Volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, and education and awareness programs.
Mirza lives with his wife Amalia Rizkina in Burnaby, BC.

Putri Daradasih-Director of General Affairs/Assistant Secretary
Putri first came to Canada in 2005 to pursue her undergraduate education at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby. She graduated in 2010 and holds Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Criminology. Putri has a profound passion in working with the community therefore she has an extensive involvements with non-profit organizations. She was the Vice President of the Simon Fraser University - Indonesian Student Association and she volunteered as an ESL Teacher’s Assistant for one semester at the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society. She also did an internship at the Indonesian Child Welfare Foundation, Jakarta, Indonesia, as a part of the Research and Development department focusing on child trafficking in Indonesia. As a film enthusiast, Putri is the founder of Prodjektor Entertainment, which is a non-profit organization dedicated in promoting Indonesian culture through media/entertainment in Vancouver. She successfully held the Indonesian Film Festival in Vancouver two years in a row as the Event Director.  
Putri lives in Vancouver, BC.

Jodi Carissa Leo Bunga-Director of Marketing-Public Relation
Jodi came to Vancouver in January 2008. She is currently studying in Simon Fraser University and majoring in Economics. She previously went to Columbia College in Vancouver to take High School Completion & University Transfer program until September 2009. She had joined a student association club SACC in Columbia College and took an executives role in that organization. Her involvement for Indonesian community in Canada started in 2010 as she joined SFU-IA (SFU Indonesian Association). After a year of dedications and contributions for this club, she is trusted to be SFUIA 2011-2012 Vice President.
Jodi lives in Yaletown with her cousin, Jessica Deandra.

Hubertine Paramagita-Director of Marketing-Cultural
Hubertine Paramagita came to Canada in 2007 and she went to Burnaby South Secondary School from grade 9 to 12. Her passion brought her to BCIT’s Broadcast and Media Communications - Radio program. She has been actively involved in various non-profit organizations at school and communities. Such as, Mudika UKIBC (Indonesian Youth Catholic Community) as an executive member, MudixFM Online Radio Station as a host, a member of UKIBC Music Ministry, SOUTH ESL Success Club as a mentor, and SOUTH Junior Soccer team as an Assistant Manager.
Her goal is to pursuing a career in a Music Industry as a jazz singer.
Hubertine lives with her parents (Johannes and Clara Kriswanto) and 3 siblings (Eduardus Pradipto, Gabriela Pramesti, and Isabella Paramastri).

Christopher Dharma-Director of Marketing-Social
Chris (more commonly known as Dharma among Indonesians) is currently a third year student in Simon Fraser University (SFU), pursuing his undergraduate degree, with a double major in statistics and psychology. He came to Canada January 2009, began his undergraduate career in Douglas College before transferring to Simon Fraser University in 2010. His organizational experiences began when he became the secretary of SFU-IA (Indonesian Association) at 2010, which later he was promoted as the President of the organization the following year up till this date.
His professional experience involves working in the IRP (Institutional Research and Planning) at SFU as an analyst and as a research assistant in the Psychology Department of SFU. He is currently looking for more opportunities as he tries to amalgamate his diverse interests in different areas and try to find his way in life.

Winda Tamboto Hartono-Assistant Treasurer
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.

Clara Kriswanto-Director of Education Affairs/Advisory Council
Mini bio to follow

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