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.

Dr. Piti Srisangnam

Executive Director

Dr. Piti Srisangnam holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics and Commerce from the University of Melbourne (Australia), and an M.A. degree in
International Economics and Finance from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand). He has been teaching International Economics and ASEAN Studies for bachelor and master degree students at Chulalongkorn University since 2002.

He has been Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the Centre for European Studies from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs of the ASEAN Studies Center in 2012, both at Chulalongkorn University, before he became Director of the ASEAN Studies Center in 2013.

He has been selected for the 2019 Rising Star Royal Thai Government Scholarships Association Award: Rising Star. In 2021, he was granted the Dongfang Scholarships to become a visiting scholar at Peking University for one semester.

He has published several papers in journals and books e.g. on the economic development in Southeast Asia, on trade in services among ASEAN Member States, on regional economic integration of ASEAN and of the European Union, on the economic reform and SME development in Thailand, on ASEAN-India, ASEAN-China and ASEAN-Japan and ASEAN-ROK relations. Apart from academic works, he also hosts 4 radio programs related to current issues in ASEAN.

Mahmudi Yusbi

Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development

As Head of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Mahmudi supports the Executive Director in designing, managing and implementing the Foundation's initiatives.

Prior to working at the ASEAN Foundation, he served as a Project Officer and Technical Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme Indonesia, managing the South-South and Triangular Cooperation, Access to Justice, Democracy, and Sustainable Development Goals programmes accross Indonesia.

Also, he spent seven years working as programme staff at Leonard Cheshire Disability in its national office in Indonesia and its regional office in Bangkok. There he was tasked with managing and implementing disability and development programme in Indonesia and other Southeast Asia countries, such as Malaysia and the Philippines.

Mahmudi comes from Aceh, Indonesia, which is a place that was severely affected by the tsunami in 2004. He holds a Bachelor degree in Education from the Islamic University of Indonesia in Banda Aceh and a Master's degree in International Development Studies from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and he studied ASEAN Public Sector Leadership at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, in 2018

Anthoni Octaviano

Head of Communications

With 10 years of experience as Communications Professional under his belt, Anthoni excels at Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Stakeholder Engagement, Media Relations and Community Development. By applying a touch of project management to his work, he ensures that every communication objective is achieved optimally 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 working environment. He also loves coming up with new ideas that can give more oomph to his communication approach. 

Ninik Rahayu

Head of Operations

Ninik Rahayu was appointed as the Head of Operations of the ASEAN Foundation in February 2020. Prior to joining the organisation in 2018, Ninik has worked for different types of organisations. They were Save the Children Federation Inc. (known as Save the Children USA), Research Triangle Institute, Wildlife Conservation Society and HIV Corporation Programme in Indonesia. Aside from behind-the-desk work, Ninik had international field experiences. She was assigned to Save the Children USA Head Quarter in 2007 to assist year-end audit during tsunami emergency response, to Haiti in 2010 during earthquake emergency, to Ethiopia and Bangladesh in 2012 during the transition from Save the Children USA to Save the Children International.

Ninik graduated from Universitas Negeri Surakarta (UNS) with a Bachelor’s degree from Economics Faculty majoring in Economic Development. With 14 years of experience, Ninik has good knowledge in finance, accounting, grants, budget and good skills to operate several accounting softwares (Sun System integrated with GMS, SAP Business One, QuickBooks and Agresso). Ninik is also experienced in managing funding from various donors such as USAID, US Federal Agency (Department of Labor), European Union, AUSAID, other international organisations and profit companies.

Ilan Asqolani

Senior Programme Manager

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.

Ratieh Ayuningtyas

Executive Support & Administrative Officer

Prior to joining the ASEAN Foundation, Ratieh worked as Executive Trade Fairs at the German-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry for 10 years, representing trade fairs organisers in Germany such as Koelnmesse and Messe Muenchen. There, she was tasked to promote trade fairs in Germany among Indonesian companies. Before that, worked as Finance and Administration Officer at PT. Bela Utama, a forwarder company, for 3 years.

Ratieh had a Bachelor's degree in Economic Management from Universitas Nasional.


Ayu Pratiwi

Project Coordinator for ASEAN Seeds for the Future

Ayu's journey began in the media industry, where she honed communication skills as an editor assistant and reporter. Transitioning to the ASEAN Foundation as a Digital Communications Coordinator expanded her expertise in communications, managing digital promotions and media relations. Inspired by project management, she managed initiatives like the ASEAN Seeds for the Future and ASEAN Youth Social Journalism Contest. Today, as a Programme Officer, she oversees diverse projects, including the AI TEACH for ASEAN initiative, driven by a commitment to excellence and impactful contributions.

Muhammad Adam Malik

In-house Designer

As an In-house Designer, Adam serves to incorporate functionality and aesthetics in developing impactful communication materials needed for ASEAN Foundation’s programmes. He believes that working with passion and inline values can be his fuels to meet his utmost potentials. He strives for excellence in communicating and inspiring people through visuals and design values that he comes up with. 

Prior to this, he worked as a Creative Designer at International Global Network, an international youth development platform, which enabled him to discover new perspectives on creative communications that are accepted by the international community.

Mery Shynta Natalia Sinaga

Finance & Accounting Officer


Tia Rahmi Fitriasari

HR & Alumni Officer


Aulia Ramadhina

Programme Support Officer

Accomplished in programme management, Aulia possesses extensive skills and experience across different sectors. With progressive exposure to national, international, and multicultural work environments in both Governmental and Private Sectors, she designs and executes successful plans along with task management to achieve the project goals and enhance partnerships.

Aulia joins ASEAN Foundation with her passion for contributing to enhancing the lives of the community along with her believes to do something useful in order to help her surroundings. She believes ASEAN Foundation could be her milestone to finally being able to do what she is passionate about.

Marwah Zanirah Aryantha

Business Development Officer

During her college years, Marwah was actively involved in multiple organisations committed to contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Her inclination towards project management for social impact led her to take part in the Asia-Pacific Youth Exchange which aims to enhance her knowledge of project management.

Aligned with her passion, she also served as the Director of Programme and Project Department at Indonesian Future Leaders Chapter Malang, a youth-led initiative focusing on the SDGs. Furthermore, She Co-Founded and led the Programme and Event Department at Girl Up Brawijaya, a university-based Initiative focusing on women empowerment.

In her final year of college, she entered the ASEAN Foundation as an intern. Realising the impact ASEAN Foundation brings to many lives in the region, she challenged herself to start her career as the Programme Support Consultant before she graduated from college. She believes that small contributions have the power to spread far beyond a single act.

Fatima Alifha

Digital Communications Coordinator 


Syera A. Buntara

Project Coordinator for ASEAN Social Enterprise Development Programme


Intan Faradila

Project Officer for ASEAN Digital Literacy Programme


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