Board Member

Elvera N. Makki

President, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Trusted by the International Association of Business Communicators to head the development of the PR and communications profession in Indonesia, Vera enjoys this role, working with hundreds of PR professionals from dozens of countries. She has won various achievements nationally and internationally in the world of communication, leadership, women, and CSR/Sustainability. Currently, Vera is the Founder and CEO of VMCS Public Relations.

Jeanekewaty Sindy Niode

Director of Sponsorship and Events, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

As a professional, Jeane has no difficulty establishing good communication and relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds. For IABC, Jeane dedicates her spare time as a Sponsorship and Events volunteer.

Donna Priadi

Director of Strategic Partnership, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Donna has more than 20 years of experience in the energy and Oil and Gas industries with various positions, ranging from project engineer, commercial, business development, public relations, and corporate communications to corporate and government affairs. Currently, Donna is the Country Director of Vriens & Partners. She believes that IABC is the right community for him because it provides many opportunities for learning, critical thinking, and networking.

Wing Antariksa

Wing Antariksa

Director of Professionals Development (Leadership), IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Wing Antariksa has over 20 years of experience working in prominent locals, state-owned enterprises, and multi-national companies, focusing on people development and organizational savviness. He reached up to Board of Directors & Commisioners position, currently he runs his own business, business advisor for start-up, and a Partner in a consulting firm.

Distinguished Advisor

Emil Elestianto Dardak

Emil Elestianto Dardak

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Emil Elestianto Dardak, Vice Governor of East Java, RI and President of EAROPH International

Emil Elestianto Dardak (Emil) is a promising young leader who earned a doctorate at 22 years old in Japan and is also a graduate of Oxford University. Nurtured with such a public speaking and communication skill beyond average, in this session he will encourage young generations to be more aware of sustainability and give an example of taking actual action. He will move you with his excellent persuasive skills and convince the audience with data-driven content.

Maria Wongsonagoro

Maria Wongsonagoro

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Maria Wongsonagoro, Seasoned and Independent PR Consultant⁣

Maria has worked in the communications and public relations field for more than 35 years, serving a diverse variety of clients, including international corporations, multinationals, national businesses, state-owned enterprises, and governmental organizations. She also offers communications audits and creates corporate communications policies and procedures manuals for international, domestic, and governmental organizations. Maria is an expert in Issues and Crisis Communication. In this Masterclass, she will share the foundation and crucial know-how when corporations face issues and crisis.

Adrian Cropley

Adrian Cropley, OAM, FRSA, IABC Fellow, SCMP

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Adrian Cropley, OAM, FRSA, IABC Fellow, SCMP, Founder and Managing Partner, Center for Strategic Communication Excellence

With a career spanning over 30 years, Adrian has worked with clients the world over from Fortune 500 companies, to start -ups. Consulting, training, coaching and advising executives and building high performing communication departments. ⁣

Adrian founded Cropley Communication – a multi-award-winning communication and change agency in 2004 and in 2015 founded the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence . Adrian is the chair of the Industry Advisory Committee for the RMIT School of Media and Communication. ⁣

Prita Kemal Gani

Dr. (H.C) Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR, APR, FIPR

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Dr. (H.C) Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR, APR, FIPR⁣ / Founder and CEO LSPR Institute of Communication and Business

Prita is known as a progressive entrepreneur. She owns and operates her renowned Public Relations and communication school, LSPR Communication and Business Institute, and is now recognized as the nation’s best communication school with global cooperation and knowledge pool from various international campuses as her network. Highly regarded as a public figure for her outstanding contribution to the education sector. She was instrumental and a driving force in establishing ASEAN Public Relations – Network, a platform to facilitate connectivity among PR leaders, PR practitioners, PR educators, PR institutions in the region. She is also an activist in promoting awareness about autism.

Her advocacy to provide a learning center for children and young adults with autism has led her to establish London School Beyond Academy. Currently, LSPR Communication and Business Institute is the trusted institution to be the secretariat office of the ASEAN Autism Network (AAN).

Asmono Wikan

Asmono Wikan (Founder and CEO of PR Group)

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Asmono Wikan was elected as a Member of the Press Council for 2022 – 2025 representing elements of the leadership of a press company. The career of this man who enjoys traveling and listening to music began in 1997 by working for the advertising company Matari Advertising in the media publishing division called CAKRAM magazine, after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Communication Studies, FISIP, Diponegoro University, 1997. In October 2005, Asmono joined the Executive Director of the Central Press Company Union (SPS), until finally in February 2019 he was appointed Secretary General (Secretary General) until now.

His career journey has intersected a lot with the advertising and public relations (PR) ecosystem, besides of course the press ecosystem. Since 2015 until now, Asmono has also managed the public relations community media, PR INDONESIA. During the pandemic, he actively played podcasts and published books through the MAW Talk umbrella, including “Moving: Familiarizing Disruption, Creating Opportunities” (July 2020), “Public Relations 6.0: Heart, Reputation, Pandemic” (March 2021), and “Energy Kindness & Empathic Communication” (August 2021). Now, Asmono is completing his Masters Degree at MIKOM, Social Sciences, UPN Veterans Yogyakarta.

Usman Kansong

Distinguished Advisor, IABC – Indonesia Chapter

Usman Kansong, Director General of Information and Public Communication, Ministry of Communication and Informatics, Republic of Indonesia.

Since 2000, worked at Metro TV (2000-2009), with the last position as News Current Affairs Manager. From 2009 to 2020, he worked at Media Indonesia Daily in his previous role being news director. He has also taught at several private universities.

He is listed on the board of the Journalists Union for Diversity (Sejuk) and received a Chavening scholarship in London and Scotland in 2003. He also received a fellowship from the East-West Center, Honolulu, United States. In addition, he has participated in “people-to-people diplomacy” initiated by the Ministry of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia in Russia and Belarus (2015) and the United States (2016).




Communications Officer, IABC – Indonesia Chapter