Our Team

Meet the minds and hearts of the ASEAN Foundation—individuals who are here for their skills and love for the region. Passionate and visionary, they are driven to come together with the region’s people to better our interconnected lives under ASEAN.

Elaine Tan

Executive Director.

Elaine was appointed as the Executive Director ASEAN Foundation in 2014. She has been Senior Officer and Head of the ASEAN Secretariat in Indonesia and Head, Resident Coordinator's Unit of the United Nations in Timor-Leste and has served as Programme Director for Yayasan Sejahtera in Malaysia and the United Nations Development Fund for Women in both Timor-Leste and Cambodia.

Elaine grew up in Malaysia and has a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College in the USA, a Master in Development Studies from the University of Leeds in the UK and an executive online certification in Non-profit Financial Stewardship and Strategic Frameworks for Nonprofit Organisation, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Mahmudi Yusbi

Programme Manager

Anthoni Octaviano

Communication Manager.

With 10 years of experience as Communication Professional under his belt, Anthoni excels at Corporate Communication, Internal Communication, Stakeholder Engagement, Media Relations, and Community Development. Applying a touch of project management to his work, he ensures that every objective is achieved optimally and with minimal fuss. Having worked in both private and non-private sectors, he has developed a wide range of skills that allow him to tackle any type of challenges and be fearless at working in a new environment. He also loves coming up with new ideas that can give more oomph to his communication strategy. He’s currently leading the Communication Unit of the ASEAN Foundation with an aim to getting youth to be more excited about ASEAN and to being proud as an ASEAN citizen.

Ilan Asqolani

Senior Project Officer for ASEAN Data Science Explorers Programme.

IIan has numerous experience managing education-related projects with international development organisations, higher education institutions, schools and the private sector.

Prior to joining the ASEAN Foundation, he coordinated a three-year USAID-funded project focusing on improving capacity of STEM teachers at high school levels in Indonesia in collaboration with Intel Indonesia.

At Putera Sampoerna Foundation (Sampoerna University), he managed research and community development programmes for students and lecturers. He also had the opportunity to join UNESCO Jakarta in supporting the Capacity Development for Education for All in Timor-Leste and worked with Junior Achievement, a non-profit organisation based in the US, overseeing youth development and entrepreneurship skills improvement programmes. He also served as an English instructor at the University of Indonesia for a few years.

Ilan has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Linguistics from the University of Indonesia and completed his Master’s degree in Education from the University of Groningen, Netherlands.

Dina Wintyas Saputri

Senior Project Officer for ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship Programme.

Dina spent her undergraduate life in Universitas Gadjah Mada majoring in Electronics Instrumentation. She started her career as an officer in the international office of Universitas Gadjah Mada and handled various education cooperation with foreign institutions.

She then pursued her master’s degree in international cooperation and development from the Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori of Pavia, Italy where she got training from international development organisations and NGOs.

Before joining the ASEAN Foundation, she worked in economic governance and poverty reduction projects in the Indonesian government that were funded by the Australian government where she was exposed to the working experience of both Australia and Indonesian governments.

She loves travelling to no-where and she dreams to go to Afghanistan and Mongolia.

Ludhini Volva

Programme Support Officer


Ludhini support services to the programme team which includes all aspects of the project implementation and event management. She also liaises with relevant clients and operations to coordinate travel and accommodation.

Before starting her career, Ludhini studied at Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and graduated Cum Laude.

During her college years, she was actively involved in co-curricular activities such as community development, organizational activities and participated in international mobility programme to Japan.  She was also awarded as IPB Ambassador and The Most Outstanding Student of Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Amy Darajati Utomo

Programme Support Officer.

Amy joined the ASEAN Foundation in March 2018. Prior to the ASEAN Foundation, she worked as a Korean interpreter for an oil and gas company in Cilegon. She decided to apply to the ASEAN Foundation, as she wants to continue pursuing her interest in International Relations, in accordance with her undergraduate major.

She has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Indonesia, where she nurtured her sundry interests. Her idea for women empowerment was chosen by the committee of Empowomen, a project funded by the Australian Grant Scheme. The project inspired her to consider pursuing higher education abroad in the field of education and women studies.

An Nisaa Yovani

Programme Management Officer

An Nisaa Yovani was appointed as the Programme Management Officer of the ASEAN Foundation in February 2019. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Internation Relations from Parahyangan Catholic University and Master Degree in Anthropology in Padjadjaran
University. She loves doing research and observing people. Most of her researches are focusing on women and gender, religious and tolerance, and urbanism. At the ASEAN Foundation, she is responsible in creating the monitoring and evaluation toolkit and collecting the data for every ASEAN Foundation programme. She believes that her knowledge of international relations and anthropology gives lot of advantages to succeed in her current position.

She co-founded a community called Samahita in 2015 in Bandung, West Java. It is a community that focuses on gender and sexual violence. She’s still actively involved in this community by holding several discussions to raise the awareness about issues surrounding women and gender minority.

Muhamad Nuzul

Project Officer for ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme

Ninik Rahayu

Finance and Accounting Officer

Ratieh Ayuningtyas

Operations Officer

Nadira Erawan

HR and Alumni Officer

Hana Manuela

Communication Officer for ASEAN Farmers’ Organisation Support Programme.

Hana was an intern with the ASEAN Foundation in 2015 and finally joined the ASEAN Foundation in January 2018. She is in charge for AFOSP communication strategy especially for social media, event management and media relation.

Hana holds a Bachelor of Communications from BINUS International University, Jakarta and International Relation. She participated in a semester away programme at Whitworth University, Washington.

After graduation, Hana spent time in the retail, banking and media industries. She also established a social community named #diberiuntukmemberi which focuses on food, education, SME and environment issues in the Eastern part of Indonesia.

Caron Toshiko Monica

Programme and Communication Officer.

Caron is the Communication and Programme Officer at the ASEAN Foundation since early 2018. Previously, she was working at the Church World Service Indonesia as a Child Protection Officer and as an Assistant Psychologist at Kasandra & Associates.
Her interest in studying human behaviour and cognition made her take up Psychology for her Bachelor degree at Pelita Harapan University and pursued the same field of study for her Masters degree at University of Atma Jaya. Beside her fulltime job, since 2014, Caron runs a photobook gallery and is an independent publisher, in supporting people to express themselves through personal photobook project. She believes, media is not only a tool for persuasion and disseminating information but also for self-expression and self-healing.

Zulfikar Arief

In-house Designer

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