Prior to joining Kiroyan Partners, Desy Hartini amassed over 7 years of journalistic experience. Driven by the aspiration to broaden her horizons and employ her skills in novel capacities, Desy smoothly shifted into the realm of consulting. Leveraging her journalistic and educational foundation, she adeptly transferred her proficiency in research and analysis to offer strategic perspectives and solutions to clients.
Prior to completing her Bachelor’s Degree, Desy initiated her journalistic journey as a Writer at a print magazine within the Kompas Gramedia Group. With a growing fascination for journalism and communications, she then dedicated almost seven years to her role as a Journalist and Digital Producer at Kompas TV Jakarta.
In her capacity as a Journalist, Desy engaged with a diverse range of news topics, spanning from social and political matters to humanistic narratives and conflicts, both in Jakarta, Indonesia, and even internationally. She has been stationed in conflict zones across eastern Indonesia and was privileged to partake in a journalism fellowship sponsored by a rapid transit transportation company in Japan.
Notably, Desy played an integral role in pioneering and advancing digital media initiatives at Kompas TV, which include platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Google+. Her involvement extended to participation in numerous seminars, workshops, and educational sessions hosted by digital and social media platforms. An exceptional highlight includes her participation in a collaborative venture between the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia and Google Indonesia, focused on enhancing online news verification.
Beyond her core journalism pursuits, Desy also juggled several other roles, including part-time positions as a Media Relations professional at SOS Children’s Villages Indonesia, Media Relations for a company affiliated with the Gojek-Tokopedia Group, Social Media Specialist at a Jakarta-based digital agency, and freelance writing engagements for a magazine based in Sydney, Australia.
The knowledge and experience she gained throughout her tenure in media and communications stoked Desy’s fervent interest in Public Affairs. Motivated by this passion, she transitioned to her current role as a Communications Specialist at Kiroyan Partners.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Faculty of Communication, Multimedia Nusantara University, Tangerang – Banten, Indonesia
- Master’s degree in Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Social and Political, University of Pelita Harapan, Jakarta, Indonesia
other team members
Intan kicked start her professional career as a Senior Client Executive at a public relations agency, where she served in her role for more than four years. In May 2022, she re-joined Kiroyan Partners’ consulting team where she had worked as an intern during her university days.
Rizky Akbar Ibrahim usually called Akbar granted his bachelor’s degree from Brawijaya University, Faculty of Social and Political Science, majoring in Political Science. Before obtaining his degree, he completed a final thesis titled “Relocation and Development of the Kalijodo Region (Study on Implementation of City Planning Policy for DKI Jakarta Province)”. From this study, he has sharpened his knowledge on decision-making process and implementing the policy as well as socializing it to the local public in DKI Jakarta provincial government.
Born in Pontianak, Karl spent most of his childhood in Jambi. With a great passion for security and political affairs, he especially has a keen interest in developing strong analytical skills to contribute to the country’s future development. Joining Kiroyan Partners in mid-2023 as Project Assistant, Karl embarks on a great journey to expand his knowledge of public affairs. As a new member of Kiroyan Partners’ consulting team, his enthusiasm and support contribute greatly to delivering the best services to clients
Media Specialist & Senior Writer
Okky has almost 10 years of experience as a journalist before entering the consulting world. She has a strong network in the media community. As someone who is multi-talented, coupled with her extensive background and social network, Okky is a strong addition to the Kiroyan Partners team.