Syarif joined AVPN in early 2017 as a Senior Research Associate.
His introduction to innovations in the social sector was in Australia, where he was employed as a Project Manager with Social Ventures Australia. Believing his heart to be closer to home, Syarif moved back to Southeast Asia in order to expand his knowledge of the social sector in Indonesia and the Southeast Asian region. During that time, Syarif also volunteered for education initiatives in Jakarta where he taught Sociology. He is particularly interested in developing and sharing knowledge among disenfranchised communities in order to create large-scale ripple effect of sustainability and welfare.
Syarif is a data enthusiast by nature and is dreaming for an index of social enterprises and initiatives in Indonesia in order to assist both foreign and local investors and donors. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Wollongong.