The Indonesian Diaspora Business Council (IDBC) was established and registered in Indonesia in 2012, organizations name holder: Foundation - Yayasan Usaha Bakti Diaspora Indonesia. IDBC is a voluntary and non-profit organization that fosters the continued growth, education, and economic prospects of the Indonesian Diaspora through business relationships.
It managed by the Board of Trustees who responsible for the management, operational, has legal obligations to its nonprofit organization activity. These duties are fiduciary, which basically means the board of trustees will always act in the nonprofit's best interests.
Board Of Trustee
Chairman : Edward Wanandi
President : Fify Manan
Vice President : Astrid Vasile
Officer (Indonesia) :
Liaison Officer: Faiq Faishal Tel :+6281210487495
Country Region/State/Territory branches are led by one Regional Director and State/Territory coordinator and committee who provide support for state/territory-based activities. Each Region/State/Territory Branch elects its own committee to comprise of 5 committees to Coordinate and organize the different sections of programs and projects and they take care of their timetables of various events for a Diaspora business.
Edward Wanandi is one of three (3) Managing General Partners of Palapa Ventures LLC, a San Francisco-based venture capital company investing in technology companies in the United States. He is also the CEO of International Merchants LLC, a trading company based in Chicago, USA. He was the Chairman and CEO of Trailmobile Corporation. Trailmobile was one of the largest semi-truck trailer manufacturers and trailer parts distribution companies in North America with operations in both the United States and Canada. He has been involved in the automotive components industry since he founded a business in 1980, manufacturing and selling gearboxes, axles, and large stamping parts such as the chassis frames for trucks, truck bumpers, and brake parts (currently the largest independent producer in Southeast Asia). His business also manufactured special purpose vehicles, trailers, and equipment supporting the oil and gas industry where it is staying in the top three (3) in Indonesia.
Mr Wanandi was the Vice President International of Gemala Group of Indonesia and Chairman of Gemala Batteries Holding, a United Kingdom-based battery manufacturing company and Vice Chairman and Director of Century Yuasa Battery, an Australian based battery manufacturing company, where he was very instrumental in developing the strategy and its execution. Now the business is the largest Automotive Batteries manufacturer in Southeast Asia and amongst the top three (3) in the world battery exporter. He is currently a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Trustee Emeritus of Hudson Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola University Chicago and the Board of Directors for CAPP (Center for Asia Pacific Policy) RAND Corporation.
Mr Wanandi plays a vital role in establishing the Indonesian Diaspora Network organizations and currently serves as the Chairman of Indonesian Diaspora Network-United (IDN-U), Indonesian Diaspora Network United States of America (IDN-USA), Indonesian Diaspora Business Council (IDBC), and Indonesian American Society of Academics (IASA). IASA focuses on leveraging the skill sets and the know-how of Indonesian professors in the US to improve education and health in Papua and West Papua.
Fify Manan is the President and CEO of Formcase Group which is involved in designing, manufacturing, and marketing of modern office furniture for more than 50 years. She has managed to establish wholesale and distribution networks in 5 continents, including Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, and America. Mrs Manan is also the CEO of Manan Group Company with diversified businesses in Furniture, Food, Hospitality, and Technology.
Fify graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University and attended an MBA program at the University of Tulsa, USA. In the first few years of business in the United States, she managed to set up distribution in twenty States while obtaining a GSA contract and many State contracts. With these contracts, Formcase has furnished many State and Federal Government offices, schools, and universities.
Mrs. Manan also founded a food distribution company in Indonesia that imports frozen food from around the world to supply to retailers, hotels, restaurants, and caterers. She is also a member of Board Advisors for the Global Indonesian Diaspora Network. During her time in the United States, she served as a Board member of the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce as the Chair of the Program Committee. She was also the Executive Vice President of the Indonesian American Chamber of Commerce. As her further commitment to the community, Mrs. Manan served on Emory University’s Board of Visitors during 2008 - 2011.
Mrs. Manan was honored in 2007 Who’s Who in Asian American Communities Award held by Sachi Koto Communications, Inc. She is the Co-Chair of the Manan Foundation, formed in 2005. Manan Foundation is involved in many social activities for the purpose to unite the differences of culture in Indonesia. Free college and children academy was set up to provide leadership mentoring and the foundation provides scholarships for children and orphans in remote areas in Indonesia.
Mrs Manan was awarded as Best CEO 2017 in Developing Global Market by SWA, a leading business magazine in Indonesia. On top of her strong commitment as an entrepreneur who gives a positive, meaningful contribution to her employees and community, Mrs Manan is a dedicated wife to Robert Manan and a loving mother to two children, Jessica and Ryan.
Astrid Vasile is an Australian-Indonesian businesswoman, a highly experienced senior business leader having fulfilled roles including being CEO of an Australian construction company based in Western Australia; Over the last 20 years, she has built on her knowledge of the Constructions Industry by managing multiple building projects setting improved goals & assisting in achieving them.
She has held senior management positions and various other roles including having been director of a private equity firm and director of commercial operations for a National Air charter company in Indonesia in the past with a team of 350 personnel working within her care in Asia, NZ & Australia, has many years of diverse international leadership experience in various regulated industries inc. Airline & Telecommunications. She worked for several companies and rose in rank before founding her own business which led her to become one of the female builders out of 10,000 Australian dominated males in the construction Industry. She had then managed several companies, requiring her to liaise between industry and government approvals. Her expertise allows her to challenge, coach and inspire leaders to utilize current cooperatives with Australia & Indonesia and to enhance those ties.
She assists IDBC as their Vice-President as well as being a current regional director for the Australia chapter, always been a passionate Australian industry advocate for many years and she is a big believer in strengthening relations with our ASEAN partners; was appointed by the Australian Foreign Minister Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade) as a board member of the Australia-Indonesia Institute which works to make recommendations to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Indonesia Australia; Astrid always prided herself on giving something back to the community, served on numerous boards, charitable organizations, business councils. Astrid has a strong finance background, holding an MBA degree with a major in public relations, economics, marketing, and finance.
Jakarta Liason Officer
Faiq Faishal serves as Jakarta Liaison Officer for Indonesian Diaspora Business Council, alongside its sister organizations Indonesian Diaspora Network-United and the Indonesian Diaspora Foundation.
PriBefore his involvement in Indonesian diaspora organizations, he studied International Relations at International University Liaison Indonesia.