Shinta Widjaja Kamdani


Shinta Widjaja Kamdani

Chief Executive Officer,
Sintesa Group, Indonesia

Shinta is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of Sintesa Group, Indonesia, a multi-sector company with subsidiaries in Consumer Products, Industrial Products, Property and Energy Sector. She is responsible for the Management and Expansion of the Group’s business interests in Indonesia.

She also sits as Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN), and Vice Chairwoman of the Employers’ Association of Indonesia (APINDO).

In addition to these roles, Shinta founded Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia (GEPI) and ANGIN (Angel Investment Network Indonesia), which aims to empower early-stage startups toward growth stage and ultimately to improve Indonesia’s economy and social welfare through entrepreneurship.

Shinta also has keen interest on environment in which she founded Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) where she currently sits as President, as well as Vice Chairwoman of Indonesian for World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF Indonesia).

In her latest role, the Indonesia new government recently appointed Shinta in early 2015, as advisor to the Vice President of The Republic of Indonesia.

Shinta graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University New York in 1989 and Executive Education at Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 2002. 

For her outstanding achievements, Shinta was awarded amongst others, by Asian Business Leadership Forum (ABLF) in 2012, by Forbes (2012 and 2013) as Asia’s 50 Powerful Businesswomen, by Woman in Leadership (WIL) in 2013 as Asia’s Leading Businesswoman of the Year, and Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards in 2014.  

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