Growing up in Bali and Jakarta but spending his high school years in Yogyakarta, Beringin has been exposed to different cultures since early age. He was raised in a multicultural, multiethnic and multireligious family with a strong belief that diversity is a strength that should be embraced. His interests in culture and its relations to politics brought him to study political science where he wrote a final thesis about punk rock music as a form of protest against Thatcher’s policies in England. After graduating, Beringin further deepened his passion to travel and experience other cultures by doing immersive social research in poor areas across Indonesia where he lived with people in their homes to learn and understand their daily lives. He then went on to pursue his craft in political communications by joining and leading the 2019 national elections field campaign team of a young legislative candidate from North Kalimantan, one of the most remote and underdeveloped provinces, before joining Kiroyan Partners.
Beringin was involved in multiple organisations and committees during his university years at the Political Science Student Association and committees at FISIP UI. He was then tasked by Garuda Indonesia Air Crew’s Union (IKAGI) to assemble an independent third-party team for their general elections and assembly.
He started his career as an associate researcher for Reality Check Approach+ (RCA+), a project under Palladium International that focuses on development and poverty issues emphasizing on human-centred research. By living-in with the informants in their own home, with their family, and minimising the power gap, he gained the opportunity to learn and experience other people’s lives. Beringin was involved in studies on adolescent’s nutrition and physical activities and about children’s perspectives on government social protection programs, both of which have been published.
Prior to joining Kiroyan Partners as a consultant, Beringin moved to North Kalimantan as a full-time legislative candidate’s chief field campaign officer for 8 months. There, he honed his political communication and analysis, project management, and writing skills. This direct involvement in a political process gave him a valuable insight into real politics both at the grass-root and elite levels.
- Bachelor’s degree, Comparative Politics, Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Political and Social Science, University of Indonesia, Depok, Indonesia (2013).
other team members
Jennifer has always been interested in helping other people connect with each other. To pursue her education in communication, she departed to Australia and received her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Deakin University with distinction. She also gained some experience in Australia by interning at two notables public relations agencies in Australia, where she learned more about media relations and content writing.
Since born in Jakarta in 1996, Safira spent her childhood and pursued her education in the capital city. Her curiosity and interest in international and social affairs grew in early age from watching her grandfather worked as an Ambassador and reading newspapers with her parents.
Noke Kiroyan has several decades of experience in senior management with top-performing multinational corporations. His cross-cultural communication skills and background in senior management allows him to blend local knowledge with modern managerial know-how and devise business solutions with socio-cultural acumen.