The Indonesian community living in Australia serves as an important component of the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship by fostering positive perceptions and stronger ties in both countries.
Function of IDBC (Australia chapter) :
to encourage and facilitates collaboration between Australia and Indonesian institutions,
The IDBC is a key stakeholder in understanding the trade and investment opportunities between Australia and Indonesia, as it can match businesses with relevant stakeholders in government ministries, industries, and nexus talents.
The IDBC keen to promote the achievements of IA-CEPA; trade possibilities, highlight the bonds of friendship and the mutual benefits of closer Indonesia-Australia relationship.
aims to strengthen business and industry possibilities between the two countries,
support collaboration with industries, and as a key contributor to Indonesia’s developmental and economic goals
IDBC (Australia chapter) is led by a Regional Director and a panel of professionals with a strong range of expertise, skills, and knowledge.
Astrid Vasile ( Vice President IDBC)
Astrid remains a patron and member of many businesses and continues to dedicate her time to promoting and serving the interests of Australian & Indonesian Diaspora communities, to ensure both countries benefit significantly from closer ties, within the varied ethnic identities, languages and cultural practices that make up the diverse nations of Indonesia and multicultural Australia. Astrid is the CEO of GV Constructions (WA) and Vasile Build. With a career spanning more than 23 years in the industry, an MBA to boot; Astrid has been involved in the delivery of more than $60 million dollars worth of construction projects in WA. Astrid’s insight and skills stem from her MBA studies in Sustainable Entrepreneurship & Economics, from two decades of living in Singapore, Auckland-New Zealand, and Perth, and obviously from her 25 years of business experience. She is lauded as a registered builder in Western Australia and was given accolades as 2009 Winner Business Partner of the Year by HIA; being a Business Partner of the Year Finalist at the National level Awards 2010, Winner Women in Building Australia Award 2021.
Diski Naim ( Deputy Regional Director Australia)
Diski specialists in Human Capital Application (HCM), Enterprise Asset Management (EAM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications. Diski has extensive international experience, including the past twelve years in Australia in the Human Capital Management system, based in Melbourne, a highly experienced Solutions Consultant, currently, he is the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) to provide a broad and comprehensive knowledge of all matters related to the business of the organization. Over 20 years Diski has a combined background and expertise in Engineering and has experience in the Information Technology industry. He is confident to work across a multi-cultural team environment and has a high capability of communication and interpersonal skills in managing multiple tasks promptly.
DR. Eunice Sari (Technology and Inovation adviser IDBC Australia Region)
Dr. Eunice Sari is the CEO and Co-Founder of UX Indonesia, the first insight-driven UX Research, Training and Consulting Company founded in Indonesia since 2002, based in Indonesia and Perth. She has more than 15 years of experience in academics and industries, she has helped a lot of organizations to accelerate their digital transformation as well as to pioneer innovative UX projects that affect changes in lives and improve the bottom line of businesses in USA, Europe, Australia, and Asia. She is the first Asian female Google Developer Expert in Product Design and Strategy and the first Asian female Google Certified Design Sprint Master. Eunice has been appointed recently as the Honorary University Fellow at Charles Darwin University in Australia.
Siska Wiliyhana, MBA (Education Engagement Manager IDBC Australia Region)
An experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working for the Australian Government in the International education and training industry.
Siska used to work as the Senior Education Manager at AUSTRADE Jakarta. Highly skilled in business planning and designing marketing strategies, as well as management of projects and business partnerships. Strong relationship management and communication skills with a tracked record of Government and industry engagements. Currently, she is assisting the IDBC Australia chapter program to encourage and facilitates collaboration in Vocational Education and Training between Australia and Indonesian institutions; support the education and training collaboration and to be connected with industries.
Linda Karim- Reeves (State Coordinator Northern Territory - IDBC Australia Region)
Linda is a Director of Global Labour Solutions based in Darwin, Northern Territory Australia. Having extensive experience at Senior Management levels, Linda has contributed to the success of many companies. With extensive experience within the Australia market, Linda has a solid understanding of what is required to provide high-quality service and candidates. She leads a consulting team, offering a broad range of business and support services, including organizational development reviews, recruitment, industrial relations advice, and immigration assessments and sourcing of specialist contract resources.
Firda Firdaus (States Coordinator Southern Australia - IDBC Australia Region)
Graduated from University of Wisconsin Madison took her to her first teaching appointment at University of Hawaii in 1980. She moved to Australia to teach at Flinders University in 1989. Firda has extensive experience of higher education in Indonesia, USA, Australia. She received a Fulbright scholarship and a Flinders University Award medal for her excellent service of teaching. Firda was a former President of Australian-Indonesian Association in SA (won a prestigious Cultural Award from the SA Government under her presidency). Firda is also the first initiator of the IDN-SA; the founder of ASILE (Association Indonesia Language Educators) in Australia. Currently, Firda is self-employed as a culture and language consultant and manager of boutique accommodation of Asri group. She enjoys being innovative in the areas of business, culinary, design, and lifestyle.