About PBMT Indonesia
PBMT Indonesia has established PBMT Social Ventures in Singapore to support its expansion plan in Indonesia and South East Asia. Please join us for the webinar, where PBMT will share with the community its unique model of poverty alleviation via microfinance and philanthropy.
About the speaker
Alfie Othman has had a successful banking career of over twelve years in J.P. Morgan and Citibank. Alongside his private sector work, Alfie has devoted significant time to the public sector and civil society. Alfie is also recognised as a Social Enterprise practitioner within Singapore. In 2004, he set up an industrial catering kitchen which provides jobs to workers from the marginalised sectors, such as ex-offenders, single mothers, and the disabled.
Alfie’s involvement in the social enterprise community in Singapore also included work with a number of government ministries. He was appointed to sit in the Social Enterprise Steering Committee chaired by Phillip Yeo and was assigned to the Strategic Planning and Finance Sub-Committees. The Steering Committee was tasked with developing and presenting recommendations to the government on methods of promoting social economy and social entrepreneurship in Singapore. In the finance committee, Alfie was part of the evaluation team that provided a start-up grant of up to SGD 300,000 per applicant for budding Social Entrepreneurs.
Subsequently, Alfie joined a four-member pro tem committee to set up the Social Enterprise Association and is now the Executive Director. The Social Enterprise Association represents one of the important intermediaries in the social enterprise sector and has a membership base of close to 450 members. Alfie also initiated the formation and is the head of the first urban microcredit scheme in Singapore. The Micro Credit Business Scheme was launched in November 2011. He is also advisor to PT JavaCrop, a community plantation project and BMT Ventura, an investment venture company that manages a micro-finance co-operative with a membership base of 2.2 million people in Indonesia.
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