Chrisma Albandjar

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About Chrisma Albandjar
  • Special Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Indonesia; Advisory Board Member, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB)

Ms. Albandjar is currently the Special Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Indonesia and Board Member of Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB). Prior to that, she worked as the Market Access and Policy Director of Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD) Indonesia. She used to work at Microsoft as Corporate Affairs Director, and at Pfizer Indonesia as Public Affairs and Communications Director, in addition of years working in broadcasting and telecommunication companies. In the public sector, Ms. Albandjar worked as the Expert Advisor to the Commission I DPR RI responsible for Information Communications, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Military Policy for more than 4 years. Born in Jakarta, Ms Albandjar graduated from Airlangga University Surabaya Indonesia and received her bachelor degree in International Relations at the Social & Political Science Department. She is also the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship, acquiring her Masters of Arts (in Electronic Media) from the San Francisco State University where she received the university’s highest award as the outstanding graduate student; in addition to acquiring Master of Business Administration (Marketing Management) from the Prasetiya Mulya Business School – Jakarta. Currently she is pursuing her Doctorate Degree in Business Administration at Pelita Harapan University, Jakarta.

Ms. Albandjar carries with her more than 18 years of Information and Communication experience, in Journalism, Management and Public Policy. After she returned from the US, she is heavily involved in the telecommunication industry in the rural areas and ICT issues especially regarding digital divide issues. Her expertise in information, communications, information technology policies made her a frequent speaker at forums related to her field. She held several organization positions including Executive Committee for Indonesia Chamber of Commerce; and several youth social movement non-profit organizations in the area of building capacity and enabling youths, and also animal welfare. As a professional, Ms. Albandjar visions re-position the paradigm of politics and economy in Indonesia to that of a professional stature.

Ms. Albandjar played many roles in the political shaping of Indonesia’s new governmental map, and anti-corruption movements.