Our people

Our people

The Monash University, Indonesia team comprises a diverse range of professional and academic staff, and we pride ourselves on making a strong contribution to Indonesia’s further success.

President, Monash University, Indonesia

Professor Andrew MacIntyre

I look forward to bringing together this engaged community of individuals as we collaborate to make change and deliver meaningful impact both globally and within Indonesia.
Message from Professor MacIntyre

Getting to know - The academic team

Business Innovation

Dr Harriman Samuel Saragih
Assistant Professor, Business Innovation
E: harriman.saragih@monash.edu

Harriman is an Assistant Professor in Business Innovation, Monash University Indonesia. He currently teaches Theory and Practices of Innovative Marketing, Design Thinking for Business, and Entrepreneurial Innovation. His research interests are in the area of consumer marketing in Indonesia. Find out more.

Ivan Butar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Business Innovation
E: ivan.Butar@monash.edu

Ivan Butar is an Associate Professor of Business at Monash University (Indonesia). He is a Greenleaf Scholar. Ivan obtained his Ph.D. in Management from Monash Business School. Find out more

Sarah Elyzabeth Gultom, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Business Innovation
E: sarah.gultom@monash.edu

Sarah Elyzabeth Gultom is Assistant Professor of Business Innovation at Monash University, Indonesia. She holds a PhD in economics from Monash University Malaysia. She obtained her undergraduate and honours degrees in business and commerce, specialising in economics, banking and finance, from the same university. Find out more

Data Science

Arif Perdana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Data Science
E: arif.perdana@monash.edu

Prior to working in academia, Arif worked in the IT service and finance industry. His research interests are in Data Science and Analytics, and Digital Technology Enablement. Find out more.


Dr Derry Wijaya
Associate Professor,, Data Science
E: derry.wijaya@monash.edu

Derry conducts research in natural language processing (NLP), with a focus on machine learning and deep learning applications in multilingual NLP. Find out more


Muhamad Risqi U. Saputra, DPhil
Assistant Professor, Data Science
E: risqi.saputra@monash.edu

Risqi's main research interest involves the intersection between machine (deep) learning, computer vision, and cyber-physical systems, applied to a wide range of problems. Find out more

Public Policy and Management


Dr Altaf Virani
Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Management
E: altaf.virani@monash.edu

Altaf Virani is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Monash University, Indonesia. He holds a PhD in public policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Find out more


Ika Idris, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Policy and Management
E: ika.idris@monash.edu

Ika is a trained scholar in the area of social media analytics. She was a researcher at the Social Media Research Team Lab/SMARTLab Ohio University during her doctoral study as a Fulbright awardee at the same university. Find out more


Dr Quinton Temby
Assistant Professor, Public Policy and Management
E: quinton.temby@monash.edu

Quinton Temby  received his PhD in political science from the Australian National University in 2017. His research interests are at the intersection of technology policy and security policy, with a background in research on violent extremism in Southeast Asia. Find out more

Urban Design

Dr Alex Lechner
Associate Professor, Urban Design
E: alex.lechner@monash.edu

Dr Alex Lechner is a landscape ecologist and Associate Professor, teaching on the Master of Urban Design. He is also an adjunct fellow at the University of Queensland and an honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. Find out more

Dr Alyas Widita
Assistant Professor, Urban Design
E: alyas.widita@monash.edu

Dr. Alyas Widita works at the intersection of the built environment, urban mobility, and emerging technologies, with a particular focus on developing Asia. Find out more

Eka Permanasari Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Urban Design
E: Eka.Permanasari@monash.edu

Eka Permanasari, PhD is an Associate Professor in the field of urban design, architecture and Southeast Asian Studies. Currently, she is an adjunct Associate Professor at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University Australia. She has extensive experience in research and is a professional in the fields of architecture and urban design in Indonesia, Australia and Germany. Find out more

Sibarani Sofian MUDD, B. Sc., LEED AP
Adjunct Associate Professor, Urban Design
E: sibarani.sofian@monash.edu

A passionate urban designer, planner and business leader with extensive experience in various urban projects in Asia, especially South East Asia and Indonesia. Focus on executing sistainable urban development based on integrated multi-disciplinary approach. Find out more

Public Health

Claudia Stoicescu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health
E: claudia.stoicescu@monash.edu

Dr. Claudia Stoicescu is a social epidemiologist interested in understanding and addressing the social determinants of health among marginalized populations. She holds a DPhil (PhD) in Social Intervention from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). Dr Stoicescu conducts community-engaged epidemiological and intervention research on health equity, with a particular focus on the intesections between HIV, substance use, and gender-based violence. Find out more

dr Grace Wangge Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Public Health
E: grace.wangge@monash.edu

A medical doctor with a PhD in (pharmaco)-epidemiology and pharmaceutical industry experience. Expertise and interest includes analysis on methodology and regulations of late-stage clinical trials (especially on non-inferiority trials); systematic review and meta-analysis and development of community-based pharmacoepidemiology. Currently dwelled in community nutrition and policy analysis. Find out more

Getting to know - The professional team

Tantia Dian Permata Indah
Chief Operations Officer

Tantia Dian Permata Indah is the Chief Operations Officer at Monash University, Indonesia. Before joining Monash, Tantia was COO of Zenius, from July 2020 until August 2021.

She has extensive experience in managing revenue funnels and targets, sales and marketing campaigns, and operations, having held various leadership positions in “unicorn” companies in Indonesia. This includes serving as vice-president of operations at Alodokter, the leading health-tech platform in Indonesia with more than 24 million active monthly users, providing health information, medical consultations, health insurance, and a user-friendly platform to book hospital appointments.

Before working at Alodokter, Tantia was, at just 24 years old, the head of customer operations at Traveloka, one of Indonesia’s largest-tech unicorns in the travel sector.

Aside from operations and business development, she has experience in human resources, having worked at PT People Search Indonesia and The Nielsen Company, where she created the Nielsen Challenge Competition for students. This program has expanded beyond Indonesia, and has been implemented globally by The Nielsen Company.

Tantia holds a Master of Management, Strategic Management (Hons) from the PPM School of Management, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Hons), with the highest-ranked GPA from the 2010 cohort of University of Indonesia graduates. In 2009, she received an international exchange program scholarship from the Australian government to attend Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, where she excelled in all subjects and achieved outstanding results.

A solutions, product and new-business enabler and process evolver, Tantia aspires to enable service and operational excellence through people, process and technology.

Selvi Tanggara
Associate Director Industry Engagement

Selvi Tanggara has a Bachelor of Economics from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, and is completing her MBA at IPMI International Business School in Jakarta.

She began her career at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta, where she spent six years, before moving on to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants as business relationship manager. In her three years in the role, she was responsible for bringing in new business and revenue. Selvi became the
chief representative of the Monash Indonesia Representative Office, where she was instrumental in developing links between Indonesia and Monash University.

As the Associate Director of Industry Engagement, Selvi works to strengthen the relationship between Monash University Indonesia and external stakeholders, particularly industries and businesses in Indonesia. She develops meaningful external contacts and provides commercial prospects to Monash University
Indonesia.

“By 2030, Indonesia is expected to be the world's fourth-largest economy. This would be wonderful and important for the country, especially because Indonesia is currently focusing on human capital development and digital capabilities,” says Selvi.

“The work that I will perform in conjunction with industry, government and universities will have an influence on Indonesia, since it will create possibilities for Indonesians to utilise Monash University capabilities in innovation and technology.”

Gusti (Didi) Reynaldie 
International Alumni Manager

Gusti (Didi) Reynaldie has been part of the Monash Indonesia Representative Office team since 2018.

Didi holds a Master of Business, majoring in human resource management, from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, and a Bachelor of Business Computing (Honours) from Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, Malaysia, and Staffordshire University, UK (twinning program).

Didi was a country manager, Indonesia, at a leading international curriculum provider in the UK before joining the Monash Indonesia team. She also has more than 10 years’ experience in the international education sector.

Didi is responsible for leading, building and managing the relationships between Monash and its vast alumni community living in Indonesia. He works strategically with the External Relations, Development and Alumni (ERDA) team in Australia to develop, implement and deliver a range of programs and services for alumni in Indonesia that achieves the strategic objectives and goals for alumni engagement.

“Through the Monash Indonesia campus, I strongly believe the University will create high-quality graduates and future talents in Indonesia,” says Didi.

Citra Permatahati 
Graduate Admissions Advisor

Originally from Bandung and now based in Jakarta, Citra was a product manager for Australia and New Zealand at one of the biggest education consultants in Indonesia before joining the Monash Indonesia team. She has more than 10 years’ experience in assisting students to study overseas.

As Graduate Admissions Advisor, Citra is involved in direct student recruitment, lead nurturing, applicant conversion, and helping students’ study plan and admission processes. She works closely with the University Marketing, Admissions and Communications division (UMAC) and other key stakeholders, and aims to deliver student enrolments that support the establishment and future growth of Monash Indonesia.

Citra provides regular and timely market intelligence on market trends, competition, issues and challenges to inform business decision-making by the University.

“It is very rewarding to join the well-known Monash team and to be part of the history where Monash University is the first foreign university to have a physical campus in Indonesia,” says Citra. “The campus will boost the higher education research climate in Indonesia by opening more channels for international collaboration, which will contribute to the social, economic, and technological development in Indonesia.”

You may contact her for any inquires related to your admission process through +62 811-1218-193

Deasy Goesmania
Operations and Facilities Manager

Deasy holds two degrees – a Bachelor of Economics from Trisakti University, majoring in international business, and a Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) from Edith Cowan University. She has gained extensive experience over her career since 2002, having worked in various local and multinational companies, and will soon complete her Master of Business Management (BINUS Business School).

As Operations and Facilities Manager, Deasy is responsible for providing support to the Chief Operations Officer in the delivery of Monash Indonesia’s complex administrative functions, including daily management of finance, records/database, local contracts and procurement, coordination of visits, travel and engagement activities, and preparation of reports and correspondence with Indonesian and Australian stakeholders.

Deasy will be contributing to Monash Indonesia’s strategic planning and the achievement of its goals by developing strong partnerships across the entire Monash network, managing and coordinating a work environment that values continuous review and improvement business practices, and encouraging and supporting research-led decision-making.

“It is exciting to be part of the challenge to build and bring new life to Indonesian education from a global and international university, and be part of boosting the ‘passion’ for healthy and strong competition in the world of education in the country,” she says.

“Working at Monash University makes me want to do more for Indonesia in advancing the world of international education by promoting more to Indonesians, and bringing some local wisdom to Monash University Indonesia. Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness – persevere, and ancora imparo!.”

Meirzalis (Ade) Mauluddin 
Logistics and Transportation Support Officer

Born and raised in Jakarta, and living in the Depok area, Ade previously worked for five years at the Monash University Representative Office (MIRO) in Jakarta as a driver and clerk.

He is responsible for providing transportation support for Monash staff and partners, and performing crucial administrative tasks required by the office.

Ade chose to join Monash University because he wants to be a part of the passionate and disciplined group helping Monash Indonesia grow and develop.

“Healthy greetings, always,” he says


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