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Meet the Team

We work in a vibrant environment with a diverse, dynamic group. Meet our small team with a big dream below.

Tay Enoku serves as the General Director of Tay Juhana Foundation while leading the strategic development of Sambu Group, the main organization that provides resources to support the Foundation’s objectives.

He and his siblings continue to carry the torch passed down from the late Mr. Tay Juhana – the vision, values, and desire to create impacts that are translated into a socially-responsible coconut farming business for the benefits of the community at large and a series of philanthropic works aiming to simultaneously provide food for humanity and preserve the natural ecosystem.

As the Executive Director of Tay Juhana Foundation, Tay Ciaying’s work includes but not limited to direct, inspire and motivate the team as well as practice advocacy alongside the team members to achieve sustainable food production for humanity in light of threats of climate change and food scarcity.

At the same time, she is also the Executive Director of an established sister foundation of the organization called Bahtera Dwipaabadi Foundation (YBDA), which focuses on welfare and improvement of dignity of Indonesian farmers and workers that supports the continuity of Indonesian coconut industry as well as local communities.

Christian Hsieh leads the advisory board of Tay Juhana Foundation. He brings extensive experience in finance, strategy, and operations across banking, industrial, and consumer sectors.

Christian is a tech entrepreneur and a former executive director of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank in Asia. He is an active investor in technology and social ventures.

Zara is in charge in facilitating research and partnership that contribute to sustainable development goals. Her enthusiasm in linking environment and growth has been sparked since college years as she became the Students’ Head of Environmental Advocacy.

She previously worked for an international NGO where she has had supported more than 20 conservation and community empowerment projects in Kalimantan, NTT, and Papua. Zara obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with specialization in Climate Governance from UIN Jakarta. She was also a SUSI fellowship awardee in Global Environment Studies at the University of Montana, USA.

Juni is an environmentalist with nearly three years of experience working with numerous projects nationally and internationally that entailed analyzing and resolving complex socio-environmental issues, experienced worked in International NGOs to develop sustainability programs. She graduated from Hasanuddin University, Faculty of Agriculture, with a focus on Environmental Biotechnology. 

Her passion in agriculture and environmental sustainability led her to initiate a community-based project in South Sulawesi that worked with more than five communities on agricultural and tourism sector. In 2020, she is chosen to be one of representative from Indonesia to join YSEALI Academic Fellowship Program at East West Center Hawaii, USA. She loved to spend her time to travel around and discuss with local community.

Ihsan obtained his Master’s Degree in Geography from Gadjah Mada University. His thesis is about mangrove forest change and fragmentation. Since then, he works in environmental management where he published numerous scientific articles and books. He believes that presenting scientific subjects as writing is his moral duty, and it is an artistic task.

Due to his scope of work, Ihsan enjoys conducting field research a lot. He prefers spending his time outside in beautiful landscapes. When he’s working indoor, he usually works on his pieces, or leisurely read books and watch series.

Ratu earned her Master’s Degree in Regional Development at Universitas Gadjah Mada. During his graduate study, she was one of the Erasmus+ Awardee for the Student Mobility Program. She choose to study International Development Studies at the Utrecht University during the program.

Ratu has been passionate about scientific research, especially in food security and sustainable agriculture. Through conducting various types of field works across different methodologies, she observed that increasing farmers’ welfare can eventually help strengthen food security. 

Dewi is a Communication Science graduate from the Vocational School of IPB University. She then extended her study and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree at Sebelas Maret University.

Dewi loves to get involved in social projects and community empowerment activities since she entered college life. One of her life highlights is when she volunteered as a teacher for Indonesian migrants worker’s children in Sabah, Malaysia. For her, life can feel more lively if she can make a beneficial contribution to others, however small it is.

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