Moch Ramadhan Nurarif

Petroleum Engineer, West Virginia University

Arif really enjoyed the learning atmosphere on his campus where the instructors were very open with various questions from his students. Education in America is seen as an investment to knit his dream. In this case, the instructors strive to ensure that the investment invested by the students and their parents does not become futile.

The experience he gained at Sampoerna Academy was very beneficial in fostering self-reliance and self-responsibility. Through this experience, Arif is optimistic that Sampoerna Academy will produce qualified leaders. He also believes that the education system in Indonesia will improve and produce graduates who are reliable in their fields.

Armed with internship experience in several well-known companies such as PT HM Sampoerna, EF Education First Jakarta, and SAKA Energy; Arif has his own definition of leadership. For Arif, a leader will be emulated and able to make people around him feel safe. One of his favorite quotes comes from a fictional character, Don Carleone; “Keep your friends close, but your enemy closer”.

The motto holder “just live your life today, enjoy it. Don’t plan it like you know it, because the master plan is not yours. “This is not afraid of failure. Because for Arif failure as a learning material to become a better person in the future.

George Yudistira Irawan

Chairperson & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Irawan received his MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and his bachelor’s degree in Management, from the University of Surabaya. Before leading the Foundation, he served in some of Indonesia’s most reputable companies, e.g., HM Sampoerna, Danone, and Indofood, where he led various senior management roles, from marketing, commercial, operations, and later to General Management.

George Yudistira Irawan

Ketua & Chief Executive Officer

Bapak George Irawan memperoleh gelar MBA dengan predikat kehormatan dari University of Chicago Booth School of Business serta gelar Sarjana Manajemen dari Universitas Surabaya. Sebelum akhirnya memimpin Putera Sampoerna Foundation, beliau telah berkiprah di berbagai perusahaan papan atas di Indonesia, seperti HM Sampoerna, Danone, dan Indofood, dan menduduki posisi manajemen senior di berbagai bidang, mulai dari marketing, komersial, operasional, hingga manajemen umum.

Amelia Tjendra


Ibu Tjendra menerima gelar sarjana dalam bidang Pendidikan dari IKIP Negeri Malang, Universitas Negeri Malang, dan gelar Magisternya dalam bidang Psikologi Pendidikan dari Cornell University di New York, A.S. Setelah empat tahun mengajar dan meneliti di Indonesia dan A.S., beliau bergabung dengan Citibank untuk memulai karier dalam bidang SDM dan pengembangan organisasi. Selama sepuluh tahun bekerja di Citibank, beliau berhasil menduduki sejumlah posisi dengan beragam tanggung jawab. Beliau akhirnya menjadi Direktur SDM untuk wilayah Indonesia dan bertanggung jawab atas manajemen keseluruhan semua fungsi SDM di grup bisnis tersebut. Pada tahun 2000, beliau meninggalkan Citibank untuk mendirikan perusahaan konsultannya. Sebagai konsultan, beliau bekerja untuk sejumlah perusahaan terkemuka baik di sektor publik dan swasta. Pada tahun 2004, Ibu Tjendra bergabung dengan Sampoerna Strategic sebagai Pimpinan Rekayasa Organisasi.

Amelia Tjendra


Ms. Tjendra received her bachelor’s degree in Education from IKIP Negeri Malang, the State University of Malang, and her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Cornell University in New York, U.S.A. After four years of teaching and research in Indonesia and the U.S., she joined Citibank where she began her career in human resources and organizational development. During her ten years at Citibank, she progressed through a variety of positions with varying degrees of responsibility. She ultimately became the Indonesia Country HR Director responsible for the overall management of all of the business groups’ HR functions. In 2000, she left Citibank to create her own consultancy. As a consultant, she served a number of leading companies and other organizations in both the public and private sectors. In 2014, Ms. Tjendra joined Sampoerna Strategic as the Head of Organizational Engineering.